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Arzani to step in to Mikeys shoes on the wing

We have recently heard a lot of guff about Man City tearing up the 2-year loan deal for Australian attacker Daniel Arzani, this just as the young Celt is acclimatising to Scotland.

With Mikey Johnston missing Scotland Under 21’s fixture vs Ukraine due to injuries reportedly with his hamstring, now is the perfect time for Arzani to stake his claim for a spot in Brendan Rodgers team.

Johnstone has been preferred and rightfully so, he has done his time in the development team and knows the style of play and conditions well, now with concerns over his fitness he is unlikely to be rushed back into the team meaning a replacement will be needed.

Arzani fits the bill as a like for like replacement, he is in good form as his performance yesterday for the Socceroos has shown.

He linked up well with Australian teammate Tom Rogic and showed his versatility as a bench player who can exploit tired defences.

His time in Hoops is just beginning, like any new player he needs to wait for his opportunity and bang the gaffers door down with strong performances.

He has already scored for the development team and with his continued use for the Australian national team will likely be called upon now that there is a spot in the roster.

Those calling for his contract to be ripped up are no doubt aware of his potential and don’t want to see it realised in Hoops,  Arzani will take his bow in due course and show his worth.

He has waited for his opportunity and with the player in front of him injured, his time will soon come.

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