CELTIC WRONG CHOICE FOR ARZANI, OZ ACE

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DANIEL ARZANI should have SNUBBED Celtic and taken his mesmerising wing skills to Holland.

That’s the verdict of his fellow-Australian Brett Emerton, the former Blackburn Rovers ace who was capped 95 times by his country.

Arzani, 19, agreed a two-year loan deal with the Scottish champions from Manchester City last month after being linked with a couple of Dutch clubs.

PSV Eindhoven and PEC Zwolle were interested in the exciting talent who made three substitute appearances for the Aussies in the World Cup Finals in Russia.

However, Arzani, who was left out of Brendan Rodgers’ Europa League squad, decided on a switch to Parkhead – and Emerton insisted that was the WRONG decision and he should have gone to Holland.

He said: “I think for his development it would’ve been a better move, if I’m honest.

“But that’s not to say he can’t go to Celtic, spend one or two seasons performing well and get a big move from there.

“I’m hopeful he’ll do well. I want our national team to do well and for that we need our players in the biggest leagues week in, week out. That should be his ambition.

“I went to Feyenoord and my ideal goal was to end up playing in the Premier League.

“I wasn’t able to go straight there due to work permit reasons, so I used Holland as a stepping stone for my career and think it worked out perfectly well.

“I’m excited to see Trent Sainsbury and Aziz Behich do well at PSV, it’s a club I know well and I think it’s going to be great for their development.

“Playing in the Champions League, they’re in the shop window and I hope they can perform well and take their careers to the next level.”

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