A Daily Record report has today shed some light on Daniel Arzani’s Instagram story from yesterday.

Arzani published several images on his social media account of him on a plane heading back home to Australia. With the current health crisis currently sweeping the game, it seemed a bit of a bizarre move.

Daniel Arzani's Intagram story

Daniel Arzani’s Instagram story

However, the Record has today published a report stating that Celtic have granted both Arzani and Tom Rogic leave to head back to Australia.


As per government rules, the duo must self-isolate for two weeks after new restrictions were introduced to the country last week.

It’s unclear as to when they’ll return to Scotland. Both men are expected to train alone before being recalled back to Parkhead when the situation calms, according to the Record.

No sign of any permanent departures just yet

Arzani’s posts yesterday may have looked to some as if he was for the off. With only eight games remaining this season and confusion over what was happening surrounding the campaign, it was a bit bemusing to see him on his way home.

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However, there’s absolutely no indication or comments from the club that have confirmed that’s the case. As it stands, this simply looks like a player going back to his family during the current pandemic.

Of course, with regards to his Celtic chances overall, things still don’t look great for the Aussie. Arzani has still yet to feature in a single match since January’s Scottish Cup win at Partick Thistle (Transfermarkt). Despite being fit and available, he still finds himself frozen out of first-team action.

Tom Rogic has also gone home

Tom Rogic has also gone home (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

With only eight games remaining, it doesn’t look as though that’s going to change anytime soon. Lennon has the likes of Greg Taylor, Jonny Hayes, Boli Bolingoli, and Mohamed Elyounoussi all available to play as the left wing-back in a 3-5-2. Arzani’s time to impress is coming to an end with his loan deal from Man City up in the summer.

As for Rogic – he’s a totally different case. He’s a key cog in Lennon’s plans having featured in our last seven league matches.

Hopefully, both men keep themselves ticking over in Australia during the current pandemic. It’s worrying times for everyone at the moment, with football placed firmly into perspective.

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