He gave the last minutes to Balogun, after the game was clearly won. It's not a worse thing imo than to give them to Patino. At 1-0 it's a risk to play Patino.From a person who is paid in millions, I would expect some understanding of when to play someone and when not to. I agree he is in a tough position, but it's mostly his own fault so won't feel sorry for him. I didn't expect Patino to start the game or anything, but some 10 minutes when the game was dead would be nice for the boy in front of the home crowd, but I guess me and Arteta will look at things differently.
Saying all that, it looks like Arteta is a fan of Patino, the boy trains often with the first team and we'll see him next season I guess, it's just unfortunate that Arteta can't afford to lose the cup game as he is pretty much failure at everything else
I think Patino has only just started to dominate U23 games and lacks some physicality, so can't blame Arteta for keeping him focused there when he is so young.