Rangers loan star Zelalem admits Tottenham's Nathan Oduwa has helped him settle at Ibrox - despite Arsenal rivalry

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Rangers brought in loan players from Arsenal and Tottenham over the summer.

Speaking to the official Rangers website, Gedion Zelalem has admitted that Nathan Oduwa of Tottenham has helped him settle at Ibrox, despite the fact that both youngsters play for rival North London sides.

When asked who has helped him fit in with Rangers, Zelalem said: “Well I am living with Nathan Oduwa so that has helped me and he drives and I don’t which is good.”

Zelalem and Oduwa both arrived at Ibrox in the summer, from Arsenal and Tottenham respectively, agreeing loan switches with the Scottish side following the appointment of Mark Warburton as manager.

So far, both teenagers have excelled, showing off their delightful brilliance from a technical sense, whilst also not being too overawed by the physical nature of the Scottish Championship.

Warburton has built a side which plays to their strengths, and with Oduwa and Zelalem at the centre of the playmaking side of the game, Rangers have been excellent.

12 games have brought 11 wins, with the only loss to Premiership opposition, and promotion from the second tier looks all-but guaranteed despite the early stage of the season we are in.

Zelalem has played six times and registered four assists, whilst Oduwa has featured more frequently, playing nine games, but with a return of only two assists.

Despite their parent club’s fierce rivalry - with Spurs and Arsenal playing this week no less - the duo appear to work extremely well together, and it looks as if they are friends off the field off play as well.

If they continue their fine form for the entire season, Rangers are sure to do well, and the duo will start making real first-team pushes at their parent clubs of Tottenham and Arsenal.

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