Gedion Zelalem came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Arsenal’s 4-1 win over Galatasaray in Champions League action on Tuesday. Here are some highlights.
As for Zelalem and his potential U.S. national team future, he has not yet publicly committed to the American program. In fact, he and his family have yet to confirm he is even eligible. However, he was on a pathway to a passport, and according to those close to him, he prefers to play for the United States rather than Germany, which he has represented on the youth level.
Zelalem lived in the Washington area for many years, attended public schools in Montgomery County, Md., played one season for Walter Johnson High School and honed his game with the Bethesda-Olney Soccer Club.
Said one source: “It’s going well” with the citizenship process and there could be “some news in short time.”