Arsenal starlet suffers major knee injury – out for up to nine months
Gedion Zelalem has suffered a ton cruciate ligament while away with the USA under 20s, according to football.london.
Zelalem is away a the U-20 Wold Cup in South Korea and went off in the first half of the USA’s opening game of the tournament.
Arsenal have not yet confirmed the injury but football.london are reporting that the initial outlook is he will be on the sidelines for between six to nine months.
It is a big blow for a very talented player. He was thought of very highly by a number of people but has perhaps not kicked on as many would have hoped.
He has spent the past couple of seasons away on loans with spells at Rangers and most recently VVV-Venlo in the Netherlands.
He has made just two appearances so far for Arsenal, but signed a contract extension at the start of the year before agreeing to the loan.