Arsenal youngster Gedion Zelalem choses United States over Germany Arsenal youngster Gedion Zelalem is set to represent United Stated rather than World Cup winning country Germany.
Posted by:Junaid EffendiPosted date: Tuesday, December 30, 2014/comment : 0
Arsenal youngster Gedion Zelalem is set to represent United States rather than World Cup winning country Germany.
Arsenal midfielder Gedion Zelalem has been granted US Citizenship and he is likely to represent them at international level, according to Washington Post.
The German born player who played six years at Washington DC youth academy was in Washington yesterday to complete his process.
The only thing Zelalem needs now to represent USA is the approval from FIFA who are not going to block his desire to play for USA. Although he can still paly for Germany and for his family country Ethiopia.
The 17-year-old is eyeing to play for Jurgen Klinsmann’s side in the Olympics in 2016 and Russia World Cup in 2018 .
Despite of the German roots, the midfielder wants to play for USA where he has spent several years.
Zelalem has made two appearances for the Gunners, recently against Galatasaray in a Champions League group game.
The teenager has played for Germanyunder 15, under 16 and under 17 sides and has been impressive but now USA are set to land him for their under 18 side. Zelalem can become the vital playmaker which USA have always lacked if Arsenal groomed him in a right way.