Is Arsenal's Zelalem about to make a Januzaj-esque revelation?

Gedion Zelalem

The Gunners youngster is reportedly close to gaining US citizenship and as such will have a choice to make over his national allegiance.

Manchester United attacker Adnan Januzaj hit the headlines last month when he declared his intention to represent the country of his birth, Belgium, over other options in senior football.

It may well be that one of Arsenal’s brightest young stars could be set to follow in the Belgian teenager’s footsteps and declare his national preference in the near future.

Gedion Zelalem has represented Germany at under-15, 16 and 17 level but could well be set to be eligible to opt for the United States in the near future.

The talented midfielder lived for six years in Washington DC with his father, before being snapped up by the Gunners’ academy.

A report in The Washington Post has revealed that the Arsenal youngster has travelled to the United States and is closing in on being granted a US passport.

This could well leave him with a tough decision to make, as he is more likely to be selected by the United States in the future than Germany due to the sheer quality coming out of the European nation.

The 17-year-old is yet to make his Premier League debut for Arsenal but is tipped to have a bright future.

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