Gedion Zelalem explains how watching Arsenal's first-team inspired his last goal

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The Arsenal teenager scored for the under-21s last week.

Young Arsenal midfielder Gedion Zelalem has been speaking to the club’s official website following his performance for the Gunners’ under-21s against Fulham on Friday.

The 18-year-old scored the only goal of the game with just four minutes of normal-time remaining and he later revealed that his time spent watching the Arsenal first-team helped him find the net.

“My goal came because I watch the first-team a lot and they like to play quick one-twos on the edge of the box,” Zelalem told Arsenal.com.

“Us youth team players aspire to be like them so we try to play like them.”

That will be music to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s ears, and it also shows just how much Zelalem wants to make it at the Emirates Stadium.

The USA under-20 international is one of the most talented players in Arsenal’s academy and he should ultimately develop into a key part of Wenger’s first-team for years to come.

He is likely to get chances to impress this season in the cup competitions, having previously featured twice for Arsenal’s senior side, and if he keeps scoring like he did last week supporters of the North London club could have another fan favourite on their hands.

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