Arsenal management excited about Gedion Zelalem potential

Arsenal have high hopes for new signing Gedion Zelalem.

Arsenal have high hopes for new signing Gedion Zelalem.

Zelalem is a 16-year-old German with an Ethiopian father and has been training with the first team and is expected to be promoted to the squad next season.

He was not even attached to a professional side when he was spotted by Arsenal's US scout, Danny Karbassiyoon.

His father - Zelalem Woldyes - was granted asylum in Germany, where his son was born.

Though the youngster was enrolled in Hertha Berlin's youth programme, the family moved to Washington DC in 2006, where he was playing for Walter Johnson High School when he came to Arsenal's attention.

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