According to Australian outlet FTBL.au, Daniel Arzani might have played his last game in Celtic colours after he left Scotland to fly back to Australia. There is no official confirmation regarding Arzani’s exit. The 21-year-old’s two-year loan deal is set to end in June this year. With Coronavirus stopping football, it could very well be that he has made his last appearance for Celtic.
Arzani’s struggles at Celtic Park
Manchester City signed Arzani in 2018 from Melbourne City FC who are a franchise club of the Premier League title holders. The English heavyweights decided to loan him instantly to Celtic for two years. However, it is fair to say that Arzani has failed to make an impact in Celtic’s colours.
A significant injury primarily ruined his first season at Parkhead as he ruptured his cruciate ligament. He missed over a year of football recovering from that long term injury. He is back fit and running, but he has barely managed to get in the matchday squads this campaign. In total, the Australian ace has managed to play just 28 minutes of football over two appearances for Celtic in the past two seasons.
Arzani has featured just twice in the matchday squad in the Premiership this campaign. His only appearance came in the fourth round of the Scottish FA Cup against Patrick Thistle where he received 5 minutes of action.
Hence, it wouldn’t be surprising to see him leave Celtic Park after his loan spell expires. A lot was expected out of the Australian ace after he broke onto the scene. The winger is known for his impressive dribbling skills and ability to go past players. He also managed to catch the eye for Australia in 2018 World Cup.
Should Lennon give Arzani another chance?
Celtic had already parted ways with Lewis Morgan, and Scott Sinclair in the January transfer window and Arzani could very much follow suit in the summer. He is still 21, so maybe he could be given another chance at Celtic. However, the fact that he isn’t coming close to match days squads when he has been fit suggests that he needs to do a lot more to get ahead in the pecking order.
Celtic already have too many young and ‘project players’ at their disposal. They cannot afford to carry another passenger in Arzani. Hence, we believe that Celtic shouldn’t look to go back to him in the summer. The Scottish game might be too physical and rough for someone like Arzani. Lennon should be on the lookout for a new winger who would hit the ground running straight away.
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