Arsenal’s Gedion Zelalem has joined Scottish second division side Rangers on a season-long loan deal, according to reports.
Gedion Zelalem born to Ethiopian parents in Germany and currently a United States youth international, joined Arsenal in 2013, and has gone on to make two senior appearances in the FA Cup and Champions League.
The highly gifted attacking midfielder who has been compared to Cesc Fabregas, (with some fans even claiming “he can dribble like Iniesta and pass like Xavi”) has been a regular for the Under 21s at Arsenal, and is in need of regular first team football.
Rangers now play in the Scottish second division which is equal to the League One in England, and is seen as a right platform for the talented 18-year-old midfielder to gather first team experience.
Zelalem would be joining fellow youngsters Daniel Crowley (Barnsley), Ansley Maitland Niles (Ipswich), Jon Toral (Birmingham) and Wellington Silva (Bolton) who will be spending the 2015/2016 season away from the Emirates stadium, gathering experience.