Arzani named Young Footballer of the Month

After an impressive month in the A-League, young gun Daniel Arzani has been named as the Young Footballer of the Month for January.

The winger has taken the league by storm, making ten key passes, creating two assists and picking up his first A-League goal against Newcastle from the spot in a brilliant break-out period.

It’s not only the stats that have been impressive but his aggressive, positive drive has brought him into the spotlight and created fear amongst opposition defences with the starlet completing 31 successful dribbles, the most from any Melbourne City player this season.

Arzani is keen to continue his impressive form but knows there is still a long way to go in his development.

“It’s up to the coach, I’ve just got to make sure I work as hard as I can,” Arzani said.

“City is one of the most advanced clubs in the way they think about young players. Whoever is performing at their best gets the chance to play.”

City Head Coach Warren Joyce has also lauded the Iranian-born winger, saying he’s got something special to offer his side.

“We’ve got to nurture his talent. He’s got ‘x-factor, qualities. Obviously I’ve been around a lot of ‘x-factor’ footballers in my coaching career and he’s a good and intelligent kid”

January’s Young Footballer of the Month award doubles up as a nomination for the Young Footballer of the Year award as he joins Daniel De Silva, Joey Champness and teammate Bruce Kamau on the shortlist.