Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that youngster Gedion Zelalem is improving rapidly and the Gunners boss is very impressed with what he has seen so far on pre-season from the 16-year-old.
The midfield prodigy has put in two sensational performances for the English side and has been creating some fantastic opportunities for his teammates - with some quite remarkable passing and he has already earned the praise of midfield partner Jack Wilshere.
After the 3-1 victory against Nagoya Grampus, Wilshere admitted that Zelalem will have a big future at the club and even stated that at times, even he doesn't know what the 16-year-old will produce next.
Wilshere then carried on to praise the rest of the youngsters that are being put through their paces in the Far East, but it seems Zelalem is the one that has raised the eyebrows of many fans.
He is already being labelled as the new Cesc Fabregas, and even Wenger has admitted that the boy is improving greatly and showing great signs for the future.
"He's a young player who develops well," Wenger told Arsenal Player.
"Pre-season helps us to give a chance to these players, to get them to realise what it demands to be at the top level.
"He is improving very quickly and he had another appearance, that's good for his development."
Arsenal have just one game left in their Far East tour before heading home for the Emirates Cup and then flying to Finland to face Manchester City, and Wenger is happy with the club's progression so far.
"It [our fitness] is getting better in every game," noted Wenger.
"We look quite sharp, we are not yet capable of maintaining that for 90 minutes but that's logical because we are still four weeks before the first game.
"We are on course and we have no big injuries, and that's very positive."
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