The German-born 17-year-old midfielder – who has made two appearances in a Gunners shirt – spent seven years living in America before making the move to North London in 2013.
But he’s yet to pledge his international future to either Germany or USA – even after this tweet was sent yesterday:
That led USA fans to get pretty excited about the thought of one of Arsene Wenger’s best prospects pulling on the stars and stripes.
But that account is a fake – as many soon found out – and Zelalem moved to confirm he does not have a Twitter account via his Instagram page:
So, fans across the pond will have to calm down and keep hoping they might be able to persuade the youngster to wear their colours when the time comes.