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Arzani vows to come back stronger after knee operation

The Celtic loanee has been ruled out for the rest of the campaign with an ACL injury.

Injured: Daniel Arzani was stretchered off on his Celtic debut.
Injured: Daniel Arzani was stretchered off on his Celtic debut. SNS

Celtic winger Daniel Arzani has confirmed he requires a knee operation which will end his season.

The Australian international, who penned a two-year loan deal at Parkhead from Man City in the summer, was stretchered off after his knee buckled on his Hoops debut against Dundee last week.

Brendan Rodgers revealed initial scans suggested the 19-year-old had suffered a season-ending anterior cruciate ligament injury and Arzani has now confirmed the news.

He posted: "Thank you to everyone who has taken the time out of their day to show support and love.

"Unfortunately I will need an ACL Op, ruling me out till next season!

"This is a tough time for me but also a chance to improve and come out of this better than ever! Love you all!"

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Midfielder Eboue Kouassi suffered the same long-term injury during Celtic's 3-0 League Cup semi-final win over Hearts.

On the twin injury blow, Rodgers said: "It's hugely disappointing for both boys because they have been on the sidelines working their way through and in the last week they have been given opportunities, and both (injuries) are innocuous really.

"Daniel's was a twist where his studs stayed in the grass and twisted his knee."

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