Arsenal midfielder Gedion Zelalem says he’s ‘living the dream’ at Ibrox after helping Rangers reach the Scottish FA Cup final at the expense of neighbours Celtic.
The 19-year-old came off the bench to successfully convert his spot-kick, and ‘shush’ the Celtic fans, in Sunday’s dramatic semi-final penalty shootout at Hampden Park as the newly-crowned Scottish Championship winners set-up a showdown with Hibernian.
A win for Rangers on 21 May could see Zelalem return to London as a ‘Double’ winner (of sorts), a success that will no doubt stand him in good stead as he looks to turn the head of Arsene Wenger this summer.
Looking to the future, the American told Glasgow’s Evening Times: “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.
“I haven’t spoken to the gaffer here [Mark Warburton] 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.”
With Mikel Arteta, Tomas Rosicky and Mathieu Flamini set to depart there’s certainly room for Zelalem to make his mark at the Emirates. Of course, he’s not the only youngster that will be eager to make their mark with
Of course, he’s not the only youngster that will be eager to make their mark with Kystian Bielik, Jeff Reine-Adelaide and Daniel Crowley also looking to replicate the breakthrough year enjoyed by Alex Iwobi.