It has been reported that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has admitted that he is expecting big things from Gedion Zelalem.
The 17 year old German teenager is with the squad in New York this week.
“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.
“I believe he is a very young, promising talent who was educated here [in the United States]. Today it is too early for him to play for us but I would say in one year we will know more about him. Maybe if it all goes well, in six months.
“Just now he is not ready to start in the Premier League, but he is with us and practises with us a lot and we have high expectations for him. He will play on Saturday.”