Gedion Zelalem has impressed the Rangers faithful with his performances so far this season.

The 19-year-old was surprisingly involved in Arsenal’s tour of Asia in 2013, with his performances leading to him being tipped as a future star and being compared to the likes of Cesc Fabregas.

The Berlin-born youngster played for the USA in the under-20 World Cup in the summer, starting all five of his countries games and playing 90 minutes three times, although Zelalem failed to get on the score sheet and only assisted once.

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The midfielder joined Rangers on loan in the summer for an initial six months but extended his stay in Glasgow until the end of the season.

The USA under-20’s international has played 21 games this season, with eight assists to his name but is yet to find the net for the Ibrox side.

The highly-rated teenager has started 11 of his 21 appearances for the Light Blues but has been an unused substitute for their last three games.

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Liam Brady, who has an ambassadorial role for the Gunners with a focus on the youth system, has been to Glasgow regularly to watch Zelalem along with other Arsenal staff,

And Brady, speaking to SportsTimes, believes that Zelalem is flourishing in Scotland.

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Mark Warburton (Rangers Manager) is very pleased with him and he is gaining great experience.

We have been keeping in contact with the whole situation, I have been up to see Gedion and so have some of the other Arsenal staff. He is very happy there and enjoying it.

The style of play was one of the factors that attract us to send him to Rangers. We know Mark and how his teams play from his time at Brentford.

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