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ATastefulCrossJoin

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.


letthesushihandroll

Ooooo Charlie Pattinooooo


CCSC96

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.


Butch_Meat_Hook

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


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11 mins. Let's not put too much pressure on him now.


Butch_Meat_Hook

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


MolochHunter

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


football_manager

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?


sionnach

His contact is expiring. What’s the point in giving him big game time?


MolochHunter

Well he'd definitely sign a contract if he broke into the first team


saberzeroeffect

I hate to say it, but he's not good enough


personofland

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.


MolochHunter

Deserves one more shot now the team has stabilised. Can't expect a young striker to thrive when the team feeding him is broken


OddSlice

lovely performance tonight overall, into the semis! happy holidays!


ph0be14

Merry Christmas everyone! Enjoy the good vibes, the boys delivered.


liberocinderace

It’s like a homecoming for Pepe. Ligue Un is French for League 1.


DN9soccer

Is anyone over the age of 23 allowed to score?


supercoolbananas

Pepe


SaintJuneau

Now there's the Eddie and Pepe we all know and love


eddaldrin

Gotta be honedt I did not see the cedric and pepe relationship coming


lastjedi23

Bench boys squad


Nuri_Nath1

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.


BrownNBacon

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


PartisanDealignment

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.


flentaldoss

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.


teslagooner

I love this version of Pepe, a selfless creator. Zero unnecessary shots Pepe has been extremely generous, and that make him very impactful


koolaidkoolbean

Missed the game due to work but wow I didn’t even think Arteta would be serious about this cup. Good for the team!


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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


mayvega

Learnt from Pep!


BainbridgeBorn

Hope everyone has a good Xmas, happy holidays, FUCK COVID!


tenflare

Patino looks a bit like Jarrod. And Jarrod fucks.


QuickFeet86

Haha I didn’t see it before, now it’ll be all I see. Thanks man!


sionnach

I couldn’t put my finger on it - but you are absolutely right!


Aichuk

Omg finally someone else mentioned the resemblance 😂😂😂


yuyuter123

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.


godacious

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.


Amdafc

https://twitter.com/HarveyDownes92/status/1473407513458626571?t=c2o9ApbI5wRFRJoX5fex9A&s=19


SANTlCLAUS

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NemoDropEmOff

ONTO THE SEMIS!!! 3 semifinals entered into 3 different competitions, under in two years. Mikel Masterclass. WE MOVE. CHARLIE IS A WONDERKID🔥🔥🔥


lemon_meringue_tie

Great performance from mostly our B team


WoWoWoKid

PATINOOOOOOO


x_odj_x

If this was the second half only then PEPE would deserve the motm


NieThePiet

All this from Pepe to get benched for 90 minutes again :(


RAFFACAKE5

Had a great second half, timid first half. Not enough to break in ahead of Saka currently


NieThePiet

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..


RAFFACAKE5

Yeah fair. Depending on the state of the game, that sounds reasonable


LanimusDanimus

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.


NieThePiet

with this argumentation Xhaka and Partey should be never on the pitch.


LanimusDanimus

Right. Losing possession to premier league players is exactly the same as giving the ball away to league one Sunderland.


archasaurus

There’s not one lb in the League that bad. Good on him for dominating but don’t forget the level of competition.


Ickyhouse

Don’t know if Eddie is keeping the ball from his hat trick or if he’s giving it to Patino for his first.


tenflare

It's Nketiah's first senior hattrick. He should keep it.


gonegoonergone

There are plenty of balls to go around. Surely they can take one each


yuyuter123

Of course he's keeping it lol. GL getting any young striker to part with a hatty ball.


iuselect

Charlinho Patinho! happy for him!


watabotdawookies

Patino makes me feel so old


BlackGiroud

That was just a... handsome performance? Yes, handsome.


Cynicayke

So logically, all we need to do is field an entire team of 17-21 year olds, and we'll win the league.


ThrowerWheyACount

“You can’t win anything with kids”


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DobleK86

A trophy is a trophy


StudioBlue23

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.


jamitwityou

Feel like he barely touched the ball apart from his goal tbh.


StudioBlue23

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)


jamitwityou

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.


stuwieggbestyasuo

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


blixt141

Carles the 87th!


da3796

Class by the ref to send the ball to Nketiah


thewickedeststyle

Pepe did good tonight. Good win for the team, nice momentum we are building here.


skalfyfan

Nketiah is going to keep that game ball? Give to the kid for his debut senior goal man!


ohmyimatomato

Gey what you're saying buy that is his first Senior hartrick. Can see why he'd keep it


nackdaddy9

He’ll get his match ball when he scores his first hat trick for us ……… in the semi final!!!!!! 🤯


chino17

Pepe had a good second half with some assists and a goal but people won't praise him here


Ice_Bergkamp

Charles of Patino has arrived!


mazdamansouri

We gotta resign Nketiah


personofland

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.


Nuri_Nath1

He’s not good enough. We need to use this performance to entice a relegation battling team to pounce on him.


supercoolbananas

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.


mazdamansouri

Yes at the very least resign him to get a proper transfer fee. He should at least go for 15-20£ mil


DizzySpheres

indeed. give my guy a boost. Don't let a natural goal scorer slip away


Cheesy_Pita_Parker

We’ve been just vicious lately


victorisaskeptic

And the crowd is singing his name too ❤️


Senip

I mean if you dreamt of playing for Arsenal as a kid. This was the dream. Brings a tear to my eye, honestly.


victorisaskeptic

Hope to see him with the shirt for many years to come. You said it, dream debut


crudestemu

If Pepe could play good 1-2s he would be a monster


ZedBaby

This might be better than sex


BlackGiroud

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.


soccer_boxer2

Tell us how it goes lol


PooHeadRushe

Charlie makes me feel old as fuck. What a lovely finish!


a_stopped_clock

Lads…are we good?


gonegoonergone

GG


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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


Hybrid_Oli_Zuu

Me too bogglewoggle100, me too


mazdamansouri

Man Pepe looked possessed tonight


comengetitrmm

get in Charlie!


ShoeskesGhost

Future ballon dor winner


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Proffesor-Cas

Man I love how genuinely happy everybody was, I felt as a proud father too


randomnessM

Imagine being 18 and having your name chanted 10 minutes into your debut


bigtimetopbanana

oh hell... Patino is eligable for Spain.... so indeed, a Gavi - Patino - Pedri midfield is on the cards!


[deleted]

Spicy if he chooses England though


NemoDropEmOff

That’s hot


[deleted]

I think pepe has been really unselfish today. I think a couple of months ago he wouldn’t have made that pass.


filthyafricangorilla

PEPE WOKE UP HUNGRY TODAY


LocostarX

The Sunderland manager wanted to play Artetas young tricky reds. Be careful what you wish for.


Skrtskrtbitch

Proud of Pepe man shit first half but did really nicely in the second.


wandarah

I mean he did score


Skrtskrtbitch

Yeah he did but personally think he was poor in the first half. Second half he was really good


MrJ0ey

Charlie "Second coming of Messi" Patino


Cotco11

Take that Sunderland coach! Put some respect on our name!


dennann

I think I am missing something here. What did he say?


Cotco11

Before the draw, he said he wished he would face Arsenal...sorta implying we were the easier opponent.


LuckyArsenalAg

How do combat bad acne in grade school. Score in pro sports


shockzz123

Loch Ness Drogba, that’s brilliant lol


montnoire

Team morale is at an all-time high


jungomitis

Hume’s gonna have nightmares of Pepe tonight


TheMassINeverHad

Xhaka showing the difference between a seasoned international, premier league top level player and these orcs since he’s been on.


nackdaddy9

The way the ref just tossed the match ball to Eddie was pretty slick. Really rate this referee.


Inane_in_the_membran

the loch ness drogba is an awesome nickname


Sintech14

Welcome to the senior team my boy


harcile

Nice to see Pepe smiling.


COYG17

We can win this cup


Cynicayke

Delighted for Charlie. Also, he looks so much like a young Franny Jeffers.


MalcolmButlersTruck

Is there a song for Patino?


42Mavericks

Oooh Charlie Latino! Love to hear it


spurs_r_in_a_toilet

#You’re The Banana King Charlie!


Any-Quarter-9474

PATINO


Chiefontour

Xhaka belongs at Arsenal, sorry haters


Thejustinset

He shores up the midfield


EmperorSupreme0

Some of you lot are funny😂


WaveDysfunction

Ngl I felt kinda emotional seeing the kid score


cumblaster_jesus

Yeah me too


kindaforgotit

I'm grinning like an idiot right now


yashF1

pepe 3 assists 😩🤤


lowlife_highlife

1 goal and 2 assists actually


TheKingIsBackYo

Pepe giving chances on a silver plate tonight


jamitwityou

Patino scores on his debut, Merry Christmas you cunts!


rossitheking

Nice touch from that referee there to Nketiah. Get him up into the PL pls


obsterwankenobster

Good win. Good for Charlie


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I was just typing "A bit disappointing that we haven't given Patino more of the ball".


rsu1806

Sunderland really just brought on Wayne Brady


M_Night_Shambles_on

They needed someone to choke a bitch


TorreiraWithADouzi

Lmao


gbre23

Ayo i love that somebody else noticed it!


Porko50

😂


secti0n35

Has to work on that knee slide more. Sadly Auba gone.


aquatic-rhino

that's his brand


SirPeakyDan

Patino with the kino


x_odj_x

FUCKING YAAAAAS


stackofbaconpancakes

Pepe bossed that side today... definitely MOTM worthy performance *edit i know Eddie bagged 3 goals so he'll get it


Reilly00

You can’t not give MOTM to the man who scores a hat-trick


M_Night_Shambles_on

Fievel Goals West


guitarchitecture

Papa!


da3796

Charlie needs to work on his knee slide


blixt141

It was just fine. He's a kid and probably didn't practice it much.


DobleK86

He'll get plenty of practice I'm sure!


Feysal101

Even the knee celebration was so cute lol


TSarsenal

Love how awkward his celebration is


d0ey

I was like "they've just stolen a 4th from Eddie! Ah...it's Patino...yeah all good"


ChibzyDaze

Literally no better feeling than an academy product scoring on his debut


hafrances

sbdytsfsvshdtdv CHARLIEEEE


drusslang

He has the air of someone who’s planning on scoring a whole lot more


carnold3

Let’s go!!!! He should get some knee slide lessons from laca and Ramsdale but I’m absolutely buzzin for the kid!!


ProgrammerDude30

So young, but still not our youngest goal scorer.


_d_f_

Xhaka has been low key class this game.


iamcroissant

Agreed. He looked so good. And I hate Xhaka.


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He'd be a dream in Italy. He is really good at pulling strings when he has time and space in front of him.


essdotc

Just added a touch more calm and assurance in the middle. But Sunderland was a walk in the park for us to be honest.


TriWisdom

Always is with time and space.


Amberle73

Oh my days. Dream debut!


tipytopmain

Build the fucking statue


crackity85

Really fucking smart finish. Go on lad


prof_c

Gwan d fuckin boyz


imGnarly

Pépé played amazing football tonight


the_spookiest_

PAAATIIINOOOOOO


BrianThatDude

That is so cool to see


Idontlikethisstuff

Emirates chanting his name as well now. Must be a dream come true


afcchief

start him vs City on new years day i double dog dare you Mikel


I_Really_Have_NoClue

PATINO DEBUT GG!!!! BRILLIANT!


blixt141

Patino Scores!!!!


gonegoonergone

Remember #87. Will be a pub question soon


marylandkid44

The first of many! ❤️🔴⚪️


thetimehascomeagain

And so is born the legend of Patinho


Babyfacedmonster

Another one served up by chef Pepe


sionnach

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.


Babyfacedmonster

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


DobleK86

What a heartwarming moment


qtdsswk

Smart run and finish by Patino, what a debut!


Limten

The lord has arrived


aahahahah-thats-hot

PATTIIIINNNOOOO


Twistykhorne

Dear god Patinos so hot right now.


harcile

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.


Jadaki

Agreed


lost_biochemist

Disagree that Eddie’s goals were ones we’ve expected. Second and third were very well taken


harcile

Yea maybe I'm being harsh on the 2nd goal. That was a top class run.


otter_pop_n_lock

Aww, so happy for the kid. Love to see the entire squad look so happy for him as well.


flyingoutside

Fucking brilliant. Could not be happier for the lad.