Daniel Arzani came to Celtic on loan from Manchester City with the reputation of a rising star in world football. It was seen as a coup from the Bhoys to secure the Aussie’s immediate future in a two-year deal.
Manchester City got the youngster, who appeared at the World Cup, for a cut price deal from their feeder club Melbourne City in the A-League.
However, Arzani has not yet made an appearance for Celtic’s first-team and has found himself playing for the club’s reserves.
That said, Arzani was left out of Monday’s reserve game against Queen of the South. With Celtic’s injury crisis appearing to get worse over the weekend, now could be his chance.
Although Arzani is a winger, injuries to Oliver Ntcham and Eboue Kouassi could see him deployed in a more central role.
A place up for grabs
It is most likely Scott Sinclair will start on Wednesday night at Dundee, after his encouraging performance off the bench on Sunday.
However, that opens up a space on the bench and, with Arzani’s omission from reserve duty, do not be surprised if he takes his place.
With fixtures piling up, Brendan Rodgers’ squad will be pushed to the limit from now until Christmas.
It will be tough for Arzani to break into the side in his natural position. James Forrest and Lewis Morgan have both impressed on the right hand side.
But, with injuries and fixtures piling up, he may find himself out of position trying to impress Rodgers. If his chance comes soon, he must take it.
Otherwise, grumblings over Celtic’s relationship with City will only get louder.