Arsenal starlet Gedion Zelalem makes up for lack of transfers
ARSENAL may have been quiet on the transfer front this summer, but they appear to have an exciting new talent to unleash on the Premier League next season in the form of 16-year-old Gedion Zelalem, who has become one of the stars of the Gunners’ pre-season tour of Asia.
The youngster, who has Ethiopian heritage, but was born in Germany and whose family now live in Maryland in America, joined the Gunners when he turned 16 in January, signing from the little-known Olney Rangers in Bethesda, on the outskirts of Washington DC.
He did not play for the Arsenal first team last season, but such is his ability that he has been turning out for Arsenal reserves, while his contemporaries play for the under-18 team at the Emirates.
Arsene Wenger obviously liked what he saw as Zelalem was included in the squad of 24 for the tour of the Far East. He made quite an impression playing against Indonesia Dream Team and Vietnam and ended up becoming a global trend on Twitter. There was more to come today as his sublime through ball to Theo Walcott against Nagoya Grampus in Japan sent him soaring up the trending list on Twitter once again. Read more