Rangers fans react on Twitter as Arsenal's Zelalem extends Ibrox loan spell

Gedion Zelalem

Arsenal-owned Gedion Zelalem has extended his loan deal with Rangers today.

Rangers have tonight confirmed on their official website that they have extended Gedion Zelalem's loan deal until the end of the season.

Zelalem, 18, has long been regarded as one of the top young players coming up through the ranks at Arsenal, and the German-born midfielder is already a regular with the United States Under-23 side.

Tipped for a bright future, the playmaking midfielder needed experience this season, and with no first-team football available at Arsenal, the Gunners decided to send him out on loan to Rangers.

A move to the Scottish Championship was seen as the perfect way for Zelalem to toughen up and learn a different, more physical style of football, and whilst his spell has had its ups and downs so far, he has played his part in Rangers' success so far this term.

Rangers sit top of the Scottish Championship, three points clear of Falkirk and Hibernian having lost just twice under Mark Warburton this season.

Having already landed Maciej Gostomski and Harry Forrester on free transfers until the end of the season, Rangers have now secured Zelalem until the summer too, extending his loan until the end of the season.

After Rangers confirmed the deal, supporters took to Twitter to give their verdicts, with many stating that they want to see more from the teenager in the second half of the campaign after a solid, if unspectacular first half of the season with Rangers.

Others stated that they still don't think he will be a regular at Ibrox, with Warburton having other midfield options at his disposal, but still believe he will be a star with Arsenal.

Here are some of the reactions from Rangers fans on Twitter after Zelalem extended his loan deal at Ibrox until the end of the season...

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