Arsenal starlet set to sign first professional contract with the club

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Gedion Zelalem is set to sign a three-year deal with Arsenal after impressing with the youth team

Arsenal could be set to see two young Germans have a huge impact over the next few years, as Gedion Zelalem could be set for more first-team opportunities at the club along with Serge Gnabry.

Zelalem made his debut for The Gunners in January of this year when he came on for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in an FA Cup tie against Coventry City. He has since been named on the bench for three Premier League games but has yet to make his top flight debut.

The Daily Mail has reported that he will be handed a three-year contract and Arsene Wenger will fast-track him to the first team. Wenger loves to bring through youngsters at Arsenal and whilst fans will be excited at another prospect about to make his mark at The Emirates they will be wondering whether it will be at the expense of a signing this summer.

January saw no major incomings despite their strong start to their season, and if they again fail to win a trophy once again then it will be put down to the lack of activity in January. Surely they will manage to win the FA Cup this season though?

When the 17-year-old Zelalem made his debut against Coventry City in January he made history by becoming the first player to play for Arsenal that had been born since Arsene Wenger's appointment as Arsenal manager on 1st October 1996. Zelalem was born in Berlin on the 26th January 1997 and spent part of his youth career at Hertha Berlin before continuing his development in USA.

He would be eligible to play for both Germany and USA internationally but also Ethiopia due to the nationality of both his parents. Gedion will be hoping to feature more prominently before the end of the season and then can get another pre-season under his belt before kicking on next season. Jack Wilshere prasied Zelalem during the club's pre season tour of the Far East at the start of this season and looks set for a bright future.

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