ARSENAL youngster Charlie Patino has broken his silence after his record-breaking debut goal against Sunderland.
The 18-year-old came on with 10 minutes to go in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night and scored in the dying stages to make it 5-1 to the Gunners.
Nicolas Pepe slid a ball across the box in the second minute of stoppage time and Patino turned it into the bottom corner with his left foot.
Mikel Arteta described it as a 'beautiful day' for the midfielder and his family. But the strike also broke a bizarre record.
At squad No 87, Patino became the highest squad number ever to score for the North Londoners – beating Bukayo Saka's previous record when he played No 77.
After the game, Patino took to Instagram to share his joy.
He posted a picture of himself celebrating and wrote: "The best day of my life and an early Christmas present.
"Thanks to all the fans for their amazing support! What a night."
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