Arsenal midfielder Gedion Zelalem was pictured in the stands at the Ibrox Stadium as Rangers defeated Hibernian in the Scottish Championship with the midfielder closing on a move to the Scottish club.
According to the Daily Mail, Zelalem has already completed his loan move with just the official announcements from both clubs remaining in order to rubber stamp the deal.
Given how highly rated Zelalem is within the club, it is slightly surprising that we’re allowing him to join a club currently competing in a league that is nowhere as competitive as the Premier League.
Zelalem produced some impressive displays in the U-20 World Cup for the USA and having returned for club duty, Arsene Wenger included him in the squad which travelled to Singapore.
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However, the 18-year-old wasn’t part of our Emirates Cup squad and it became clear then that he may not experience any first-team opportunities this term.
His upper-body strength, or lack of it, has been his weakness and hopefully Zelalem’s loan spell at Rangers will toughen him up and make sure he can withstand the physicality which exists in the Premier League.