It was eight months ago when Brendan Rodgers handed Arzani his Celtic debut on a cold dark night at Dundee. The player came on and showed some great promise before a freak injury would see the young man tear his ACL.

Since then the Manchester City loanee has been on the rehab trail after going under the knife. He has posted regular updates about his progress which has taken place in Barcelona, Manchester and Glasgow.

Celtic fans still have no idea what Arzani can bring to the table and this season he’s determined to make his mark on the Celtic starting XI as he gets ready to show his new gaffer what he can do.

Speaking to the attacking midfielder is excited about the season ahead and what he can potentially bring to the table.

“I’ve set my eyes on next season being a big one for me,” Arzani said.

“A lot of people have been saying I have potential…but at the end of the day there’s still a lot unproven.

“Right now my main focus is just getting back from this ACL injury and feeling good.

“For me (Rodgers’ departure) doesn’t change anything. It was a challenge for me to play under Brendan Rodgers at the beginning – his mindset was to have his attackers defend a lot.

“It’s not an easy team to break into.”

It won’t be easy with a lot of competition for those attacking midfield places. Lewis Morgan and Maryan Shved are now also in the mix when it comes to Celtic’s attacking line.


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