It was a mixed night for Daniel Arzani on Wednesday after finally making his debut for Celtic in a 5-0 win against Dundee at Dens Park following his arrival from Manchester City back in the summer.
Arzani was carried off injured just 22 minutes after coming on for his first appearance of the season after a blow to his knee, but manager Brendan Rodgers has since come out to ease the fears of supporters suggesting it is not too serious.
“Arzani is a great boy and it’s unfortunate he picked up the injury with a run in the game,” the Celtic boss told the Daily Record.
“I think his knee just sort of gave way and he felt it a bit unstable. He was taking the applause on the way out, so I’m not sure how sore it was. I don’t think it was killing him!”
On top of the unfortunate injury picked up, Rodgers also spoke about Arzani in general, highlighting what he expects the 19-year-old to offer his Celtic side.
“He certainly is happy to take the ball, he has confidence, he’s a Celtic player in terms of, he wants to beat people and wants to be aggressive.”
With it sounding like Arzani should not be out for too long based on Rodgers’ words, the Australia international will likely be given more first-team opportunities in the future.
And with the talent Arzani possesses, his loan move could still eventually prove to be a masterstroke.