Some fans react to Celtic star Daniel Arzani's injury return
Supporters from Celtic and Australia have been reacting to the news of Daniel Arzani’s return from injury.
The winger has been through hell after injuring his ACL 11 months ago at Dens Park. He hadn’t kicked a ball before yesterday either, but big progress was made at Lennoxtown nearly 24 hours ago.
Arzani managed to get half an hour after a summer of recuperation. He seemed to impress to as he had a couple of efforts on goal and also created an opening for Armstrong Oko-Flex. Nothing would come of it, however.
But the most important thing was getting Arzani back on the pitch. And here, we take a look at some of the reaction to that news.
— Noel Hopper (@NoelHopper06) September 17, 2019
Great to see Arzani back in the mix. Some games in reserves and then hopefully back to his best and starting in the First team. Unreal talent and very keen to follow him throughout this season and his career. #celtic https://t.co/VCZXgoQER7
— Nate Meiklejohn (@Nate_Meiklejohn) September 17, 2019
Arzani won't get a sniff this season, we have too many of our own players for that position. Feel bad for the guy.
— The Celtic Symphony (@jockmartincfc) September 17, 2019
Great to see Arzani coming back. What a talent
— Sandy Matusavage (@SMatusavage) September 17, 2019
Brilliant to see Arzani making a comeback think he could be a great player. https://t.co/IxCt3d2oPK
— Chris 🍀 (@cmc1212_) September 17, 2019
Fans are clearly intrigued
Arzani’s injury return gives Celtic manager Neil Lennon another option. However, don’t expect him to be fasttracked into the side whatsoever.
He’s going to have to work hard if we wants to rebuild his Celtic career. Arzani has only made one appearance for the Hoops. He’s still miles behind Mikey Johnston in the pecking order.
His main challenge will be fighting his way through the crowded pack of talent still ahead of him. It remains to be seen whether Lenny pulls him ahead of the likes of Scott Sinclair, Jonny Hayes and Lewis Morgan respectively. If he doesn’t, then it may not be a return worth celebrating too much.
The signing of Mohamed Elyounoussi has really thrown Arzani’s place into question, however. Had it only been Mikey Johnston ahead of him, it would’ve been much more easier to get his opportunities.
But the fact is that Arzani was robbed of a pre-season. He hasn’t had much time to get back into the swing of things, and games are coming thick and fast for Celtic at this stage of the season.
Whether he makes an impact or not is anyone’s guess. If he does, it’s going to take plenty of squad rotation.