Arsenal starlet Gedion Zelalem signs for Rangers on loan as Mark Warburton says he is 'delighted' to get hold of midfielder 

  • Gedion Zelalem watched Rangers beat Hibernian 1-0 at Ibrox on Sunday
  • Arsenal starlet is highly rated by Gedion Zelalem but departs on loan
  • Mark Warburton says young midfielder will train with squad on Monday 

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has confirmed that Rangers have signed Arsenal youngster Gedion Zelalem on a loan deal until January.

Following the Ibrox club's 1-0 win over Hibernian at Ibrox, Warburton revealed that 18-year-old midfielder Zelalem will commence training with his new team-mates on Monday.

'He was watching the game today in the stand,' he said.

Gedion Zelalem watched from the stands at Ibrox as Rangers beat Hibernian 1-0 on Sunday afternoon

Gedion Zelalem watched from the stands at Ibrox as Rangers beat Hibernian 1-0 on Sunday afternoon

Rangers boss Mark Warburton has confirmed that the club have completed a deal for the Arsenal youngster

Rangers boss Mark Warburton has confirmed that the club have completed a deal for the Arsenal youngster

'He will be training with us tomorrow and will be part of the squad.

'I am delighted to get hold of him. I would like to welcome him on board. He is another young, very talented player.'

Warburton refused to ignore Rangers' shortcomings despite the win over Hibernian taking them back to the top of the Ladbrokes Championship with a six-point gap over their Easter Road rivals after only three games.

Right-back James Tavernier's dipping free-kick from outside the box in the 65th minute was enough to separate the teams and make it six successive wins in all competitions for the home side since the former Brentford boss took over in the summer.

However, the Englishman recognised that Hibs had more than enough chances to take something from an open match.

Warburton said Zelalem will train with his squad on Monday and he is delighted to get hold of the midfielder

Warburton said Zelalem will train with his squad on Monday and he is delighted to get hold of the midfielder

Zelalem is a United States youth international and is highly rated by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Zelalem is a United States youth international and is highly rated by Arsene Wenger at Arsenal

Warburton said: 'Whether you beat the top of the table or the bottom of the table team it is just three points.

'And you have to recognise that we fell below the level at certain times today. We have to analyse that and that is the beauty of this squad, they are keen to do that.

'It would be too easy to say 'three points, thanks very much', and move on.

'I thought we were loose and made some poor decisions, we didn't take care in the final third. But we will learn from it and be a better team for it.'

Right back James Tavernier scored a stunning goal to seal a crucial Championship victory against Hibs

Right back James Tavernier scored a stunning goal to seal a crucial Championship victory against Hibs