Wenger's previous comments show what Rangers can expect from Gedion Zelalem

Gedion Zelalem

Rangers are reportedly set to sign Arsenal midfielder Gedion Zelalem.

According to The Guardian, Arsenal teenager Gedion Zelalem is set to sign for Rangers in a loan deal until January, with an option to extend the deal.

Zelalem, 18, joined Arsenal back in the summer of 2013, and whilst he has yet to make a Premier League appearance for the Gunners, the midfielder is highly rated in red half of North London.

Now, the United States youth international - who was born in Germany - needs to be playing regular first team football, and with little to no chance of that at the Emirates Stadium, it seems that Zelalem is set to complete a loan move away from Arsenal.

The Guardian report that Zelalem is poised to complete a loan move to Rangers, with Zelalem staying until at least January, with the option of extending the deal until the end of the season.

Having missed out on new Celtic signing Scott Allan, it seems that Rangers manager Mark Warburton wanted to bring in a creative midfielder - and he appears to have got that in Zelalem.

Rangers fans may not be too familiar with Zelalem, but comments made by Gunners boss Arsene Wenger to the Daily Mail last summer show just how highly-rated Zelalem is at the Emirates Stadium - and what kind of player the Ibrox crowd can expect to see.

"I honestly think Gedion has the talent to become a great player, but that will be decided in the next two or three years because he has to show that he has the mental level required to be a top-level competitor," said Wenger.

"He is a creative player and he can create a spark, an opening with his passing, his vision through the lines. If he manages to develop his physique and keep his qualities, he can be a very important player. Let's hope he will do it," he added.

Zelalem has the technical ability as well as the athleticism to really bring a spark to the Rangers midfield, and if he can be even half as good as Wenger believes he can be, Zelalem should make a huge impact in the Scottish Championship under Warburton's tutelage.

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