Some fans react to Celtic star Daniel Arzani's injury return

By David Walton

September 18, 2019

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.

Daniel Arzani appears ready to go (Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

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.

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.

Arzani’s close friend is now his main rival (Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

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.

Arzani must work for his chance in this Celtic side (Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

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.