Arsenal club captain Mikael Arteta believes Arsenal American youngster Gedion Zelalem is taking a very good step towards becoming a regular in Arsenal’s first team by going on loan to Scottish side Rangers according to Scottish SUN newspaper.
Zelalem who joined Rangers on loan in the summer has been one of the key figures at Ibrox this season. The youngster is set to return back to Arsenal in January unless Arsenal chooses to elongate his state in Scotland.
Zelalem has just two senior caps for Arsenal so far but Arteta believes the youngster is developing in the right way; “We’ve had him around the first team squad for two years. He’s got something special.
“Going to Rangers will be good for him — if he can survive, because it’s not easy. It will be a very good step in his own development.
“He was with the reserves at Arsenal, but the demands aren’t the same as at Rangers, so he needs to try and deal with that too.”
Rangers are currntly seated on the first position in the second division of the Scottish premier league after 11 games. They are on course to regain promotion to the first division after been relegated three years ago due to fiancial difficulties.
Arsenal are also doing well in the English premier league with the gunners currently joint top with Manchester City after 10 games. The gunners have been in a run of good form lately having won their last four matches in the league, in a run they scored 13 times and only let in two goals.
With Arsenal’s injury problem seems to be back again, the gunners could do with someone like Zelalem in January.