ARSENAL are set to let a promising pair including “the next Phil Foden” leave for first-team football this summer.
The Gunners are planning for their return to the Champions League next season, with players expected to join and leave in the coming weeks.
A pair of promising Arsenal youngsters are set to leave the club this summer
Charlie Patino had been dubbed ‘the next Phil Foden’ back in 2021
Two products of the club’s fabled Hale End academy are amongst those set to depart the Emirates Stadium.
According to the Daily Telegraph, teenagers Zach Awe and Charlie Patino will leave when their contracts expire on June 30.
The duo are understood to be after more first-team opportunities next season, with only Patino making any senior appearances.
He has made two, having scored on his debut against Sunderland in the Carabao Cup last season.
That substitute appearance came just days after he had been dubbed “the next Phil Foden“.
His last Arsenal appearance came in January 2022, though, and he was relegated from the Championship on loan at Blackpool this season.
Patino’s rumoured exit has left Arsenal fans devastated as he departs after eight years with the club.
However, the England under-20 international is not short of suitors, with Barcelona previously linked with the midfielder.
Meanwhile, central defender Awe will depart after 11 years in North London and is attracting interest from Championship clubs.
Despite not appearing in a matchday squad since February 2022, Awe was not loaned out last season and instead made 27 appearances for the under-21s.
Awe did regularly train with Mikel Arteta’s first-team last season, though, including before the Europa League clash with Bodo/Glimt in October.
Zach Awe is attracting interest from Championship clubs this summer