Arsenal’s Gedion Zelalem joins Dutch side on loan

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The U.S youth international joins the leader of the Dutch second division for the rest of the season.

Gedion Zelalem has officially joined Dutch side VVV Venlo on loan from Arsenal, both clubs confirmed Tuesday.

Goal reported the loan for Zelalem to VVV last week. There were rumors early in January of a move to Borussia Dortmund, but that transfer never came to fruition.

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It is the 20-year-old midfielder’s second loan in as many years. He joined Scottish side Rangers last season as the Glasgow club was fighting its way back to Scotland’s top-flight. He made 21 appearances for Rangers last season, 15 of them starts. He did not score a goal.

Zelalem has yet to make an appearance for Arsenal in the Premier League, though he did make two league cup appearances this season for the Gunners. He has spent the year training and playing with the Arsenal Under-23 side.

The Berlin-born youngster has made seven appearances for the United States on the youth international level.

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