Arsenal midfielder admits to possible summer departure

Arsenal starlet Gedion Zelalem has revealed that he may need to leave the club if he wants more playing time next season.

The 19-year-old is currently on loan with Rangers and has so far enjoyed a successful spell away from the Premier League giants.

He recently scored in the penalty shootout to help his side reach the Scottish Cup final – they beat rivals Celtic on Sunday.

However, when asked whether his future lies at the Emirates, the midfielder hinted that he may have to talk with the club over his role heading into the future before making a final decision.

“Firstly I’m going to go back to pre-season with Arsenal and see how I do there. If it doesn’t work out there then this is another option,” he is quoted by the Express.

“I haven’t spoken to the gaffer here yet about it but I’m sure that conversation will come up.

“This is what I wanted in football to play in these types of games and big derbies be it Arsenal v Tottenham or Rangers v Celtic.

“I’m living the dream and I hope to continue to do that.”

It is still unknown whether manager Arsene Wenger will promote him into the first team or not, but reports have revealed that he’s being considered on the back of his form with Rangers.

Zelalem has already featured 23 times in all competitions while on loan this term, so far providing eight assists, but is yet to register a goal.