Celtic fans on Twitter were delighted yesterday when Brendan Rodgers opted to bring on Daniel Arzani just before the hour-mark against Dundee yesterday, however, their delight was short-lived as the Australian winger lasted just 20 minutes before being stretchered off, with Celtic playing out the last 15 or so minutes with ten men.
Daniel Arzani has been stretchered off and the Hoops will play the remainder of the match with ten men.
Swift recovery, @iamdanielarzani
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) 31 October 2018
The issue for The Bhoys wasn’t the fact that they had to play with ten men, especially seeing as they were 5-0 up and cruising at that point. Instead, it was the fact that they are now set to be without their young Australian attacker for some time, depending on the severity of his setback. Brendan Rodgers has been reluctant to use the youngster so far but after his impressive 20-minute cameo yesterday he may have given Rodgers something to think about.
The Hoops signed Arzani on-loan from Manchester City back in August and to date, yesterday’s appearance off the bench was his first in a Celtic shirt. Now, though, the fans will hope that he can kick on and recover from his injury and get back in the senior squad. The 20-year-old’s willingness to drive at the opposition was brilliant to see and his ability to carry the ball forward and try and create chances was what the fans wanted.
You can read The Bhoys’ thoughts on Arzani here:
Such a shame he was doing well since coming on. Let’s hope it’s not serious
— Sharon Middlemass (@Middlema2Sharon) October 31, 2018
Was good to see him for a whole 20 mins…
— Liam (@LiamPaterson_98) October 31, 2018
Looked lively too tara luck
— RGK (@RGK1911) October 31, 2018
Are you kidding me
— MICHÆL (@MuscatWRLD) 31 October 2018
Gutted for him
— a l l y X (@_elliottxo) October 31, 2018
Taken out the game twice in quick succession does that to a player, Dundee resorting to Hearts type tactics.
— Danny (@DanTheManMax) October 31, 2018
More heartbreaking than Bambi's maw dying.
— Michael McDonald (@Mikey_Bhoy_1993) October 31, 2018
The Hoops are desperate to see Arzani back in the fold and will hope he can get back in the side as soon as possible.