Four years after he was Daniel Arzani’s Socceroos World Cup teammate, Josh Risdon is ready to stand in the young gun’s way.
The Western United skipper and right-back is on a collision course with Macarthur FC left winger Arzani in Friday night’s A-League Men clash at AAMI Park.
The exuberant Arzani recorded a goal and an assist in the Bulls’ round two win over Adelaide and shapes as a Socceroos bolter for the second time in as many World Cups.
But if Risdon has his way, the 23-year-old won’t be adding to his resume against United.
“He’s obviously an unreal talent that we’ve got in Australian football at the moment,” Risdon told AAP.
“I’ve worked a little bit with him, obviously with the national team at the last World Cup, he’s very, very talented.
“He’s pushing for a World Cup spot so he’s in good form.
“I saw some highlights from him on the weekend and he can do some some things that a…