The Arsenal and USA starlet Gedion Zelalem was expected to go off for a six-month loan deal at Glasgow Rangers, but now it seems that the deal could be hijacked by Fulham, Charlton or Birmingham City as more clubs have been alerted to his availability. Zelalem has been in excellent form for the USA in the U20 World Cup during the summer.
I can’t say I blame him for deciding to leave Arsenal to further his career in professional football, but at the same time I was sad to see the news on Arsenal.com that the young German Gunner Thomas Eisfeld has called time on his dream of becoming a first team player with Arsenal.
Arsene Wenger has been very clear that he wants his Arsenal side to be filled with the best young British talents at the core, and his development of Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Kieran Gibbs, amongst others, has shown he means business.
After Arsenal put in their worst performance for a long, long time, the last game you would normally want next is against Manchester United. But this season has seen a different Arsenal as well as a different United. So actually, it could be the perfect game, as long as the Gunners up their game, of course.
As Arsenal were having a bit of a nightmare about a year ago, crashing out of the Capital One cup at Bradford, struggling in the Premier League, Champions League and being eliminated from the FA cup to lower league opposition as well, Polish keeper Wojciech Szczesny looked like he would never achieve his early potential.