It was the kind of moment Charlie Patino has been dreaming about since he joined Arsenal at 12 years of age.
In front of an almost 60,000 strong Emirates crowd, Patino finally got to grace the turf against Sunderland in the quarter-final of the League Cup, for the first time in Arsenal colours at senior level.
But making your debut is one thing.
A few minutes later, Patino raced onto a pass by Nicolas Pépé inside Sunderland’s penalty area and slotted the ball into the back of the net with a deft first-time finish.
Brimming with joy, the 18-year-old raced off to celebrate in front of the corner flag, sliding along the turf — much to the glee of Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta.
Speaking after the game, Arteta was impressed by Patino.