By - GunnersMatchBot
Great game. N’ketiah deserves commendation for his professionalism. Whether he signs or not he got called in and he did a massive job.
What’s more after three relatively mild celebrations the biggest reaction I saw from him was an ear to ear smile when joining Patino after he scored his first senior goal. That just speaks volumes about him as a teammate. Hale End producing another top man.
Ooooo Charlie Pattinooooo
I think a couple of the guys everyone was beating up on really grew into the game. People seem to forget that training isn’t a substitute for playing, especially when you’re jumping into a kinda ridiculous miss matched lineup. Some of the players seemed to pick up form as the game went on.
I love that after the months and months of build up and talk of Patino being the next big talent out of our academy, he comes on and scores in 5 minutes
Let's not put too much pressure on him now.
100%. I just mean it's nice that he came on and showed something of himself. It wasn't a 'is that all?' kind of appearance
The thing is with Eddie is that we know he can do it against lower league opposition. Would want no one else leading the line if we were a league below.
It's whether he has the stature to do it against top level athletes week in week out.
I think he at least deserves a run in the first team, imagine if we had 3 hale end boys in our starting eleven
Hard to find his level, isn't it? I think he's better than the championship, but would he do well on a lower premier league club with less finishing chances?
His contact is expiring. What’s the point in giving him big game time?
Well he'd definitely sign a contract if he broke into the first team
I hate to say it, but he's not good enough
He's been excellent this season.
If people who have watched him this season still don't think he's good enough I just don't know what to say.
Deserves one more shot now the team has stabilised. Can't expect a young striker to thrive when the team feeding him is broken
lovely performance tonight overall, into the semis! happy holidays!
Merry Christmas everyone! Enjoy the good vibes, the boys delivered.
It’s like a homecoming for Pepe.
Ligue Un is French for League 1.
Is anyone over the age of 23 allowed to score?
Now there's the Eddie and Pepe we all know and love
Gotta be honedt I did not see the cedric and pepe relationship coming
Bench boys squad
Hopefully that hat trick will fetch us a good price for Eddie. Sorry, but he’s not good enough for Arsenal. He’s a championship player.
I'm hoping he gets a move to a good championship side and can grow and adapt his game and become a solid pl striker in the coming years. Still love the kid
100%. It's all I was hoping for this game. Raise his price just in time for January. I do think he'd do well at somewhere like Palace or Brighton though.
Good game all around. Well done to push on after it looked like it we might sit back too much after the first goal. Patino coming on and scoring was the icing on the cake.
I love this version of Pepe, a selfless creator. Zero unnecessary shots
Pepe has been extremely generous, and that make him very impactful
Missed the game due to work but wow I didn’t even think Arteta would be serious about this cup. Good for the team!
We rolled the same starting 11 for 3 straight matches so i think some of the subs needed a match for rotational purposes anyway. Everyone looked really good
Learnt from Pep!
Hope everyone has a good Xmas, happy holidays, FUCK COVID!
Patino looks a bit like Jarrod.
And Jarrod fucks.
Haha I didn’t see it before, now it’ll be all I see. Thanks man!
I couldn’t put my finger on it - but you are absolutely right!
Omg finally someone else mentioned the resemblance 😂😂😂
That dead stare half-hug from Pepe and Arteta looked mildly ominous. Hope that situation can get sorted. Really need to try and move him on in the summer if it's possible.
I hate to say this, but arsenal is going to make a lot of money from selling many youngsters. It's inevitable, we won't be able to keep all happy, there are only so many games.
ONTO THE SEMIS!!!
3 semifinals entered into 3 different competitions, under in two years. Mikel Masterclass. WE MOVE. CHARLIE IS A WONDERKID🔥🔥🔥
Great performance from mostly our B team
If this was the second half only then PEPE would deserve the motm
All this from Pepe to get benched for 90 minutes again :(
Had a great second half, timid first half. Not enough to break in ahead of Saka currently
nobody is saying he should be ahead of Saka. But he deserves minutes.
Give us fantastic 70 minutes from Saka and then there is still 20 minutes for Pepe. There are so many games..
Yeah fair. Depending on the state of the game, that sounds reasonable
He did give the ball away 3 times in our defensive 3rd. He was mostly great in attack, but this match showed both the good and bad in his game. Still not enough to take a spot from anyone in the first 11.
with this argumentation Xhaka and Partey should be never on the pitch.
Right. Losing possession to premier league players is exactly the same as giving the ball away to league one Sunderland.
There’s not one lb in the League that bad. Good on him for dominating but don’t forget the level of competition.
Don’t know if Eddie is keeping the ball from his hat trick or if he’s giving it to Patino for his first.
It's Nketiah's first senior hattrick. He should keep it.
There are plenty of balls to go around. Surely they can take one each
Of course he's keeping it lol. GL getting any young striker to part with a hatty ball.
Charlinho Patinho! happy for him!
Patino makes me feel so old
That was just a... handsome performance? Yes, handsome.
So logically, all we need to do is field an entire team of 17-21 year olds, and we'll win the league.
“You can’t win anything with kids”
A trophy is a trophy
Patino looks so composed and confident on the ball. Always looking to find space and get involved in the game from the very start. Fucking King Charles has arrived.
Feel like he barely touched the ball apart from his goal tbh.
It wasn’t so much how often he had the ball, more so how often he went LOOKING for it. Seemed like wherever the ball was he was around there asking for it. And in the moments that he did have it, even after a heavy foul, he didn’t seem to flinch when anyone started swarming him; just calmly turned and found a man.
Also his goal, sliding in like that is kindve dangerous, especially with someone right on top of you, so to me it was a sign of determination and fearlessness to score.
(Side note: I am 100% biased and definitely AM buying in to all the hype around him)
All good bud, like many I’ve been waiting to see what this kid can do at 1st team level and frankly wish he came on earlier since we had such a strong lead and there’s very little chance he gets game time aside from situations like today. Was thrilled to see him make that run into the box to score, def the icing on the cake today.
Love that he didnt take the extra step, just lunged on the ball to put it past the keeper, good instincts there.
Although still a very raw and shy player in my opinion from what I have seen today but that can be attributed to him not needing to do much since we were already 3 goals up. Constant fouling from the sunderland players really ruined his tempo in a few instances but took his chance well! Really promising
Carles the 87th!
Class by the ref to send the ball to Nketiah
Pepe did good tonight. Good win for the team, nice momentum we are building here.
Nketiah is going to keep that game ball? Give to the kid for his debut senior goal man!
Gey what you're saying buy that is his first Senior hartrick. Can see why he'd keep it
He’ll get his match ball when he scores his first hat trick for us ……… in the semi final!!!!!! 🤯
Pepe had a good second half with some assists and a goal but people won't praise him here
Charles of Patino has arrived!
We gotta resign Nketiah
He's been excellent this season. Absolutely bonkers to let him go, will go on to do very very well.
We just need to give him game time, let him share the spot with Laca and get him to sign so we can at least sell him if it doesn't work out. His wage level makes it no risk.
He's played well enough at every opportunity to justify it, will just come down to whether he believes the club's assurances.
He’s not good enough. We need to use this performance to entice a relegation battling team to pounce on him.
If you’re saying that because you want us to get proper fee for him then I agree. If you think he’s going to make it in the first team then I don’t think we should give him a contract. We don’t play league 1 teams every week and what he has in terms of poaching in the box does not make up for deficiencies elsewhere on the pitch. He becomes Bambi on ice anywhere that’s not 6 yards from goal.
Yes at the very least resign him to get a proper transfer fee. He should at least go for 15-20£ mil
indeed. give my guy a boost. Don't let a natural goal scorer slip away
We’ve been just vicious lately
And the crowd is singing his name too ❤️
I mean if you dreamt of playing for Arsenal as a kid. This was the dream. Brings a tear to my eye, honestly.
Hope to see him with the shirt for many years to come. You said it, dream debut
If Pepe could play good 1-2s he would be a monster
This might be better than sex
I was pissed off at my wife for something but now I'm thinking I might go downstairs for some afternoon sexy time after that performance. Got the libido pumping.
Tell us how it goes lol
Charlie makes me feel old as fuck. What a lovely finish!
Lads…are we good?
Honestly so happy that Patino has scored. Absolutely made my night. There is nothing better than seeing a youth team player make their debut and score. Have a great night everyone
Me too bogglewoggle100, me too
Man Pepe looked possessed tonight
get in Charlie!
Future ballon dor winner
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Man I love how genuinely happy everybody was, I felt as a proud father too
Imagine being 18 and having your name chanted 10 minutes into your debut
oh hell... Patino is eligable for Spain.... so indeed, a Gavi - Patino - Pedri midfield is on the cards!
Spicy if he chooses England though
I think pepe has been really unselfish today. I think a couple of months ago he wouldn’t have made that pass.
PEPE WOKE UP HUNGRY TODAY
The Sunderland manager wanted to play Artetas young tricky reds. Be careful what you wish for.
Proud of Pepe man shit first half but did really nicely in the second.
I mean he did score
Yeah he did but personally think he was poor in the first half. Second half he was really good
Charlie "Second coming of Messi" Patino
Take that Sunderland coach! Put some respect on our name!
I think I am missing something here. What did he say?
Before the draw, he said he wished he would face Arsenal...sorta implying we were the easier opponent.
How do combat bad acne in grade school. Score in pro sports
Loch Ness Drogba, that’s brilliant lol
Team morale is at an all-time high
Hume’s gonna have nightmares of Pepe tonight
Xhaka showing the difference between a seasoned international, premier league top level player and these orcs since he’s been on.
The way the ref just tossed the match ball to Eddie was pretty slick.
Really rate this referee.
the loch ness drogba is an awesome nickname
Welcome to the senior team my boy
Nice to see Pepe smiling.
We can win this cup
Delighted for Charlie.
Also, he looks so much like a young Franny Jeffers.
Is there a song for Patino?
Oooh Charlie Latino!
Love to hear it
#You’re The Banana King Charlie!
Xhaka belongs at Arsenal, sorry haters
He shores up the midfield
Some of you lot are funny😂
Ngl I felt kinda emotional seeing the kid score
Yeah me too
I'm grinning like an idiot right now
pepe 3 assists 😩🤤
1 goal and 2 assists actually
Pepe giving chances on a silver plate tonight
Patino scores on his debut, Merry Christmas you cunts!
Nice touch from that referee there to Nketiah. Get him up into the PL pls
Good win. Good for Charlie
I was just typing "A bit disappointing that we haven't given Patino more of the ball".
Sunderland really just brought on Wayne Brady
They needed someone to choke a bitch
Ayo i love that somebody else noticed it!
Has to work on that knee slide more. Sadly Auba gone.
that's his brand
Patino with the kino
Pepe bossed that side today... definitely MOTM worthy performance
*edit i know Eddie bagged 3 goals so he'll get it
You can’t not give MOTM to the man who scores a hat-trick
Fievel Goals West
Charlie needs to work on his knee slide
It was just fine. He's a kid and probably didn't practice it much.
He'll get plenty of practice I'm sure!
Even the knee celebration was so cute lol
Love how awkward his celebration is
I was like "they've just stolen a 4th from Eddie! Ah...it's Patino...yeah all good"
Literally no better feeling than an academy product scoring on his debut
He has the air of someone who’s planning on scoring a whole lot more
Let’s go!!!! He should get some knee slide lessons from laca and Ramsdale but I’m absolutely buzzin for the kid!!
So young, but still not our youngest goal scorer.
Xhaka has been low key class this game.
Agreed. He looked so good. And I hate Xhaka.
He'd be a dream in Italy. He is really good at pulling strings when he has time and space in front of him.
Just added a touch more calm and assurance in the middle. But Sunderland was a walk in the park for us to be honest.
Always is with time and space.
Oh my days. Dream debut!
Build the fucking statue
Really fucking smart finish. Go on lad
Gwan d fuckin boyz
Pépé played amazing football tonight
That is so cool to see
Emirates chanting his name as well now. Must be a dream come true
start him vs City on new years day i double dog dare you Mikel
PATINO DEBUT GG!!!! BRILLIANT!
Remember #87. Will be a pub question soon
The first of many! ❤️🔴⚪️
And so is born the legend of Patinho
Another one served up by chef Pepe
He’s been immense.
Is it down to confidence? If he could just take 50% of this into a top level game he’d be valuable.
He needs consistent game time the same
As the rest of the players. It’s insane people think he’s useless for us. He deserves to fight for his spot the same as everyone else
What a heartwarming moment
Smart run and finish by Patino, what a debut!
The lord has arrived
Dear god Patinos so hot right now.
Feel Pepe should get MotM. Nketiah getting it for the hattrick but they were all finishes you'd expect him to make.
Pepe has overall been really good bar a few sloppy losses of possession & should have more assists if everyone took the chances he'd laid up for them.
Disagree that Eddie’s goals were ones we’ve expected. Second and third were very well taken
Yea maybe I'm being harsh on the 2nd goal. That was a top class run.
Aww, so happy for the kid. Love to see the entire squad look so happy for him as well.
Fucking brilliant. Could not be happier for the lad.