‘Australian Messi’ Misses rest of the season.

Giuseppe Taouss

Celtic winger, Daniel Arzani has announced that he will be ruled out for the rest of the season after knee surgery following last week’s game at Dundee.

The Australian will need an ACL operation which will also see him miss Australia’s defence of the Asian cup.

Arzani, who is on loan from Manchester City made his first appearance for the hoops last week.

Only 20 minutes into his debut, The Australian was stretchered off after he landed awkwardly then went down holding onto his knee.

“I received the bad news today that I will indeed need an ACL Op ruling me out until next season

Apologies to the Celtic fans for my 20 minute cameo. This is however the beginning of my journey and I promise to be back better than ever.” He wrote on Instagram.

 

The Iranian-born-19-year-old, made a name for himself after an impressive World Cup for Australia in Russia this summer, he will now miss out in Australia’s squad for the Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates this January.

The teenager stimulated a lot of hype back home after coming off the bench three times in the World Cup.

“It will be our job to manage the expectation, every young player in Australia they hope can be the next Harry Kewell.

 

“Harry was a special talent but Daniel is a young boy who has talent, over the coming years we will see if he has the commitment to go with the quality he has.” Brendan added.

 

Arzani will now join Eboue Koussai on Brendan Rodger’s injury list and will both miss the remainder of the season.

“We are waiting on the final analysis of the scans but it is unfortunate. It looks like we will have two cruciate injuries.” said Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers.

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