Gedion Zelalem is running again after recovering from a lengthy anterior crucial ligament injury that saw him sidelined for over six months.
Zelalem has been out since May after damaging his anterior cruciate ligament while playing for the United States at the u20 World Cup.
However, it seems that his recovery is going well. He recently posted a video of himself running again, along with the caption “tell your friends”.
Good to see Arsenal youngster Gedion Zelalem back running again after his ruptured ACL injury. pic.twitter.com/ZWtYHJ4nsF
— Chris Wheatley (@ChrisWheatley_) December 4, 2017
Zelalem had spent the second half of last season on loan at Dutch club VVV-Venlo, where he made nine first-team appearances.
He currently faces a battle to stay at Arsenal, as his contract expires in the summer. This injury hasn’t helped him at all, and he’ll be keen to get playing again as soon as possible.
The American midfielder looked an exciting talent when he played in a pre-season tour in 2013.
He made few appearances for the first-team, but did have an excellent loan spell with Rangers during the 2015/16 season, making 27 appearances.
Unfortunately, he’s yet to follow that up with another productive loan, and is no closer to featuring for the Gunners.
Zelalem is likely to appear for the Arsenal u23s during the second-half of this season.