Gedion Zelalem, the 19-year old American midfielder, will make a decision on his future following Arsenal's pre-season camp in the United States. The midfielder has been a regular during pre-season for Arsenal, first making his name on the Asia Tour in 2013, when he was just 16. Zelalem, who played 28 times in the second division of Scottish football for Rangers, believes he is good enough to play in the Premier League after his loan campaign. Speaking in his press conference before the MLS All-Star Game, Arsène Wenger echoed those sentiments, but also added a strong indication that Zelalem would go on loan, saying, "he might take a bit longer to mature because he was physically a little bit behind on body structure but I'm sure he will be a great player." The best way for Zelalem to mature physically, beyond growth spurts and gym work, is to play regularly, and ascertain the physicality of top flight, first-team football for himself.
“I wish we had time to visit the United Centre,” says Javi Martinez. The Bayern Munich star is clearly pleased to be on the Bundesliga giants’ North American tour, and particularly in the home of his favorite NBA team. When FC Yahoo meets the 27-year-old Basque star at Die Roten’s team hotel—ahead of their friendly clash with Milan at Soldier Field—he is keen to talk about his love for US sports, as well as his past with Pep Guardiola, the present with Carlo Ancelotti and the future of American teammate Julian Green.