Goals from Emile Smith Rowe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bukayo Saka gave the Gunners a 3-0 lead at the break, while Son Heung-min withdrew one for Tottenham in the final 10 minutes to worry the Mikel Arteta’s team.
However, after Aaron Ramsdale’s fantastic save to prevent Lucas Moura from scoring 3-2 and setting up a tense final, Arsenal saw the rest of the game with minimal fuss to move up to points with Spurs and above them in the Premier League table. .
Patino was not involved at the Emirates Stadium, although he hopes to experience a North London Derby at senior level in the years to come.
Although the midfielder was spotted in Friday’s first-team training session alongside Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Mohamed Elneny, he may have been a lucky charm.
But Sunday was a briefing for the teenager and you can tell he enjoyed what he saw.
Speaking to social media after the game, Patino delivered his verdict on the win with a four-word post that Arsenal fans will agree with.
“North London is red,” he wrote on Twitter.
Patino won’t go unnoticed as two of Arsenal’s three scorers against Spurs were academy graduates from Hale End to Smith Rowe and Saka, who also won an assist each.
And given their ties to the club, manager Mikel Arteta later admitted that it’s important to have players who really recognize what the North London Derby means.
“They are able to convey these feelings because they have been brought up and educated to experience those feelings in the stadium and to support the club,” the Spaniard told reporters in his post-match press conference.
“A lot of people that we also have in our organization have a real idea of what a derby means and I think they will be proud of what they saw today. “