Gedion Zelalem
Gedion Zelalem

Gedion Zelalem

Silky midfielder Gedion enjoyed a highly-successful first season in senior football on loan at Glasgow Rangers last season.

The Berlin-born playmaker helped the Gers gain promotion to the Scottish Premier League by winning the Scottish Championship. Gedion finished his spell in Scotland with a Scottish Cup runners up medal, after scoring in the shootout to defeat Celtic in the semi-final.

Gedion Zelalem Profile

Born January 26, 1997
Berlin, Germany
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 40
Previous Club(s) Hertha Berlin

The central midfielder has played at youth level for Germany, but is also eligible for the United States national team, having grown up in America, and has represented them at under-23 level.

He made his Arsenal senior debut in January 2014, aged just 16, as a sub against Coventry in the FA Cup. He made his Champions League debut later that year, and featured regularly at youth level prior to his loan spell last season. 

 

Gedion Zelalem's Arsenal Career

  Prem Lge Europe FA Cup Lge Cup C. Shield Total
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2013-2014 0 0 0 0 0 + 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 + 1 0
2014-2015 0 0 0 + 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 + 1 0
2016-2017 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 + 2 0 0 0 0 + 2 0
Total 0 0 0 + 1 0 0 + 1 0 0 + 2 0 0 0 0 + 4 0

My Year

  • 2015/16
  • 2014/15
  • 2013/14

July

Gedion was a 64th-minute substitute in the 4-0 Barclays Asia Trophy win against a Singapore Select XI. The teenager played a vital part in Chuba Akpom’s hat-trick goal, winning the ball back high up the pitch and creating the chance for Hector Bellerin to cross to Akpom.

August

Gedion did not feature for the first team in August.

October

Gedion did not feature for the first team in October but was a regular for Arsenal’s under-21 and under-19 sides.

November

Gedion did not feature for the first team in November.

December

Gedion made his Champions League debut as a half-time substitute in Arsenal’s 4-1 win at Galatasaray. Speaking after the game, the midfielder said: “To be able to play against Wesley Sneijder was very good. I can learn from the way he switches the ball, his quick feet and things like that.”

January

Gedion did not feature for the first team in January.

February

Gedion did not feature for the first team in February.

March

Gedion did not feature for the first team in March.

April

Gedion did not feature for the first team in April.

May

Gedion did not feature for the first team in May.

September

Gedion was an unused substitute for the game against Tottenham before a knee injury ruled him out for the rest of September.

November

Gedion did not feature for the first team in November.

December

Gedion did not feature for the first team in December.

January

Gedion made his first-team debut when he came on as a second-half substitute in the win over Coventry City. In doing so, the skilful German midfielder became the first player to feature for Arsenal who was born after Arsene Wenger took charge of the Club.

February

Gedion did not feature for the first team in February.

March

Gedion signed his first professional contract with the club in March while he continued his development with the under-21 side.

April

Gedion did not feature for the first team in April.

May

Gedion did not feature for the first team in May.