Former goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer thinks Daniel Arzani may have made a mistake in joining Celtic. As reported by Goal, Schwarzer has questioned whether Arzani’s Celtic loan move was the best option for his development.
Schwarzer did add that any playing time would help the Australia international develop. But this has been a major problem at Celtic because of a serious ACL injury which he sustained 23 minutes into his Bhoys debut.
Arzani has been out injured for nearly 12 months and there is no sign that he is on the mend. But Schwarzer still believes he can be the spark which reignites the under-performing Socceroos. However, he is unsure about him playing for Celtic.
The 109-cap ex-Australia stopper told Goal: “The Celtic move is one which I am not sure is the best move for him just yet. But it is about playing games and continuing to develop.
“His injury came at the very worst time as he just arrived and got his first opportunity to play from the start. It was not only unfortunate for his career at Celtic but also for Australia. I just hope that he can get back to the level he was at before his injury.”
Manchester City clearly felt that Arzani would develop well at Celtic as Patrick Roberts did previously. But no one could predict the unfortunate injury which followed. That is not the fault of Celtic or the player – it is just one of those things.
The 20-year-old faces a race against time if he is to enjoy some success at Celtic. He signed a two-year loan deal – which expires next summer – but he is not quite ready to return. Whether he ever gets back to his best is a doubt, unfortunately.