Ivan Gazidis gave an interview to Sports Illustrated last week.

The Arsenal chief executive was, naturally, quizzed about Gedion Zelalem, and he urged patience in regards to the youngster who has excited so many.

Hear what Gazidis had to say about the 18-year-old in the video below:

Called by some the ‘new Fabregas’, Gazidis said, “You have to temper this [expectation] because you are always looking for the next big star, and I’ve been guilty of this myself.

“Gedion is an exciting young talent, he’s got German heritage, and speaks like an American kid.

“Right at this moment he’s not the finished product. He’s very much got a lot of development to do.

“He’s focused on doing that. There’s something exciting there, but lets not get things ahead of themselves.”

And just because we know you’ll love it, here are some Gedion highlights