The future of Arsenal starlet, Gedion Zelalem has been thrown in the balance after he suffered a brutal knee injury in the ongoing U-20 World Cup, currently going on in Korea.
The midfielder, who has struggled to make an impact on the Arsenal first team, as he has totaled only 80 minutes in four years for the Arsenal first team. His current deal with the north London outfit ends in 2018, and with his knee injury likely to keep him out for the majority of next season.
Football.london reported that the Berlin-born USA star suffered an anterior crucial ligament injury was representing his country while playing in the 3-3 draw against Ecuador. He pulled up after 34 minutes and will be out for a long time.
The player, who is currently on loan at VVV Venlo, after a spell with Rangers, may be let go by Arsenal as he has struggled to kick on, given his massive potential as a teenager. The worry about injuries like this is that there is no guarantee that a player will return to his former level, and with Zelalem already struggling, the Arsenal faithful may feel it’s not a worth risking.
Zelalem is an attacking midfielder who is composed on the ball, and cab pick a pass in the quickest of times. The 20 year old made his debut for Arsenal as a 71st minute substitute for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the FA Cup fourth round on January 24, 2014 but has not kicked on from there.