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Arsenal youngster Zelalem in frame to face Tottenham

ESPN staff
January 3, 2014
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Arsenal could turn to gifted teenager Gedion Zelalem in their FA Cup third round clash with fierce rivals Tottenham on Saturday, as Arsene Wenger looks to deal with several injury problems.

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Wenger is facing midfield issues ahead of his side's tie at the Emirates stadium, with Mesut Ozil unlikely to be risked as he continues to recover from a shoulder injury.

According to the Telegraph, Aaron Ramsey has already been ruled out with a thigh injury while Jack Wilshere could be rested after playing two games in quick succession.

Zelalem, who turns 17 on January 26 and is yet to pen a professional contract with the club, has already been included on the bench this season for Premier League games against Tottenham and Fulham.

He returned from a two-month injury lay-off in November before playing a convincing role during an Arsenal under-21's match with Manchester United in December.

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