Arsenal to field AMATEUR against Tottenham in Cup

Arsenal teen Gedion Zelalem is set to be handed a debut in their FA Cup tie with Tottenham.

Arsenal teen Gedion Zelalem is set to be handed a debut in their FA Cup tie with Tottenham.

The Telegraph says the gifted midfielder has already been on the substitutes’ bench, against Spurs and Fulham in the Premier League early this season, but was then sidelined for two months through injury.

He returned for Arsenal Under-21s in November and an impressive performance against Manchester United Under-21s on Dec 20 convinced Wenger to promote Zelalem to train with the first team again.

Zelalem is not 17 until Jan 26 and has yet to sign his first professional contract with Arsenal. The Gunners picked up the teen after spotting him playing junior soccer in Washington.

 
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