Gedion Zelalem says he’s aiming to return to the playing field in the summer having sustained a setback in his recovery from ACL surgery.
The 21-year-old suffered knee ligament damage playing for the United States at the Under-20 World Cup in South Korea back in May and had been hoping for a return around about now.
Taking to Instagram, Zelalem confirmed: “After a setback in January, I will now be back playing in pre season.
“Progress has been very good past couple months and already stronger than I’ve ever been. Next season will be very exciting for me.”
Zelalem spent the second half of last season on loan in the Dutch second division helping VVV-Venlo to the title and promotion. We think he’s under contract at the Emirates until June 2019 so he’s still got a bit of time to kick-start his Gunners career.
All the best to Gedion on his recovery, we hope to see up and running again soon.