Mark Bosnich claims Celtic star Tom Rogic deserves to be linked with Arsenal transfer

England's Chris Smalling in action with Australia's Tomas Rogic

Mark Bosnich has hailed Celtic ace Tom Rogic amid reported interest from Arsenal.

Tomas Rogic celebrates with teammates  after scoring the second goal for CelticTom Rogic (L) celebrates with teammates after scoring for Celtic

Former Premier League star Mark Bosnich has told Fox Sports that he thinks Celtic playmaker Tom Rogic deserves to be linked with a move to Arsenal.

Rogic, 23, joined Celtic from Central Coast Mariners back in January 2013, and endured a difficult two-and-a-half year spell with the club, as injuries held him back.

England's Chris Smalling in action with Australia's Tomas RogicEngland's Chris Smalling in action with Australia's Tomas Rogic

A loan move back to his native Australia in 2014 materialised as he signed for Melbourne Victory, and having been on the fringes of the Celtic side in the 2014/15 campaign, few expected the midfielder to have much of an impact with the Bhoys.

However, Rogic managed to stay fit this past season, and he enjoyed his best campaign as a Celtic player with ten goals in 32 games under Ronny Deila.

St Johnstone's Dave MacKay (R) and David Wotherspoon (L) in action with Celtic's Tom RogicSt Johnstone's Dave MacKay (R) and David Wotherspoon (L) in action with Celtic's Tom Rogic

Much like Fraser Forster, Virgil van Dijk and Victor Wanyama before him, Rogic's impressive performances for Celtic appear to have attracted interest, with the Glasgow Evening Times reporting that Arsenal are keen - and even watched him in action as Australia took on England on Friday.

A move to the Emirates Stadium would be a stunning turnaround in fortunes for Rogic, and his compatriot and former Premier League ace Mark Bosnich has had his say.

The ex-Australia international has told Fox Sports that he thinks Rogic deserves to be linked with such a huge club having impressed for Celtic - but did note that he would only be a reserve to playmaker Mesut Ozil at Arsenal.

Bosnich added that he thinks Arsenal will have been impressed with Rogic's display against England on Friday, but will want to see him take control of the game for longer than just 15 or 20 minutes.

Celtic's Tom Rogic (L) in action with Heart of Midlothian's Igor Rossi BrancoCeltic's Tom Rogic (L) in action with Heart of Midlothian's Igor Rossi Branco

"You don’t know until you get there (if the move will suit you personally), but the type of football they play suits Rogic," said Bosnich. But let’s not kid ourselves and be brutally honest, if he went there, the man in front of him is Mesut Ozil. However, what a man to learn from, that would be fantastic."

"It makes it better, you feel 10 foot tall. They’re rumours and you have them through your career, good and bad. They’re just rumours at the moment, they haven’t been verified by either side, but it’s still great news to be linked. In my opinion, he deserves it. He packed himself off abroad and worked very hard. 

"It’s always good to watch him. He just needs to make sure he can do what he did for 15, 20 minutes in the first-half and do it for a bit longer, that’s the key. I thought they would’ve been impressed, especially in the first-half, but they would’ve marked down: want it done for longer periods," he added.

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