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CONFIRMED: Arsenal wonderkid joins Scottish giants on season-long loan

Arsenal have sent Gedion Zelalem on a season-long loan to Rangers, reports the Daily Record.

The 18-year-old is highly-rated at the Emirates Stadium, but is unlikely to get any first team action as Arsene Wenger attempts to challenge for the Premier League title. As a result, several Championship sides had been interested in the youngster’s signature, but he has chosen to go to Ibrox instead in a major coup for the Teddy Bears.

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The midfielder will watch his new team in action on Sunday, as they go up against rivals Hibernian in the Scottish Championship. Manager Mark Warburton seems particularly excited about the arrival of the American Under 20s international.

“He’s an extremely talented ball player who sees a pass, is very creative and one of the young gems at Arsenal,” said the former Brentford boss, “He’s a No.8 or a 10, slight in frame but very clever.”

Zelalem has only made two appearances for the Gunners over the last two seasons, but he is still seen as one of their most promising youngsters by many fans. Should he be successful north of the border, then it is possible that the next campaign will be when he lives up to his potential at the Emirates Stadium.

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