It appears Gedion Zelalem won’t be spending the spring with Arsenal. According to Steven Goff of The Washington Post, there’s an upcoming move for the American youth international:
Possible news this week on Arsenal loaning US youth intl Gedion Zelalem for rest of season. "Interesting teams" in mix, I'm told. #Gunners— Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) January 18, 2017
What does “interesting teams” mean? Could they be Major League Soccer teams? Or maybe other top clubs in big leagues? Or maybe a unique option like Liga MX or the K-League?
What we do know is that he won’t be transferring to Borussia Dortmund this winter. As revealed by Thomas Tuchel last week, the German club won’t be going after Zelalem “right now” and it won’t “add somebody in January”.
Zelalem, 19, has made two appearances with Arsenal this season, both in the EFL Cup. He’s mainly played with the reserves in the Premier League 2. His contract is up this summer (according to Transfermarkt). He spent the 2015-2016 season on loan with Rangers in the Scottish Championship.
Zelalem joined Arsenal in 2013 after being scouted playing for his club team Olney Rangers at the Dallas Cup. He spent time with various German youth national teams, but joined the U.S. program after gaining his citizenship at the end of 2014.