Arzani released by Bulls after one season in Campbelltown

Macarthur FC forward Daniel Arzani has departed the club after just one season in Campbelltown, with the club granting the fringe Socceroo an early release from his contract.

He made 19 league appearances (12 starts) in his solitary Isuzu UTE A-League season at the Bulls, contributing to the club’s Australia Cup triumph in the A-League Men pre-season.

The 24-year-old, who made his professional debut in the A-League Men with Melbourne City in 2016, returned to the league ahead of the 2022-23 season in search of regular minutes after an injury-disrupted stint abroad, signing for Manchester City before loan moves to Celtic, Dutch side FC Utrecht, Danish club Aarhus GF and Lommel SK in Belgium.

Arzani made a late run pushing for a spot in Graham Arnold’s Socceroos squad for the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup off the back of consistent game time with Macarthur early in the 2022-23 season but ultimately did not secure a place on the plane to Qatar.

Macarthur revealed via social media Arzani had been released from his contract “to seek a move to another club.”

“Daniel Arzani, through his new representative, approached the club requesting a release. Our club will not stand in the way of any player with such a request,” Bulls chief executive Sam Krslovic said.

“We wish Daniel the best of fortunes in his future endeavours and thank him for his efforts.”

Arzani (right) with Lachlan Rose following Macarthur’s Australia Cup triumph.