Arsenal’s 65 million Euros summer signing Kai Havertz has been in bad books with a section of Arsenal fans and his critics after his performance raised questions. Kai was signed from London rivals Chelsea after a 3-year spell that was marred with heavy criticism despite playing for more than three coaches who had him play in their first 11.
Havertz scored a memorable goal during the Champions League final in 2021 to help Chelsea clinch their second Champions League trophy as they trashed Manchester City. Kai flourished in the false 9 roles under Thomas Tuchel after being signed as a central attacking midfielder from Bayern Leverkusen. The following season, he still played as a false 9 after a bad spell with Romeo Lukaku who had moved to West London to solve Chelsea’s attacking problem.
Rumours on Bayern Munich and Real Madrid hit the headlines during the 2023 summer as the star was silent over his Chelsea exit after being criticized by fans. Arsenal made a better bid of 65 million, which saw the German star join the gunners as Arterta was poised to resuscitate his performance. He was played as a CAM.
Despite netting goals during the pre-season, Kai was slandered due to his vision on the ball, not forgetting his finishing. He was unlucky to have not scored in his first three games. The fans were on his neck.
‘‘My fan base is crazy! Instead of them complaining about how we conceded in the first minute for the 3rd time in a year, how we conceded a goal in the 88 minutes against 10 men, but it’s Kai Havertz smh. Always looking for a scapegoat, I blame Mikel for giving them one.”
”The left side will work only when Harvetz and Martinelli start working on their body orientations, Martinelli has to start working on looking up and dribbling. Harvetz must start imposing himself on his teammates and make them know he can pop out around the box.”
”Very dull player. I saw some delusional Arsenal fans saying Harvetz will cook for them, Arterta knows what he is doing, I just know they are somewhere where I dey they read their Twitter posts; they laugh, because it’s definitely not the Harvetz I know that will cook, a total waste of space”
”Do you think this guy is worth wearing an Arsenal shirt? For me, I don’t think so, Arsenal don’t need Harvetz; maybe I’m blind that I don’t see what Arteta sees in him, but one day, we all will agree that this guy is a waste money; dull, lazy and plays as if he is not cared ”
”Telling the truth is better than deceiving. Selling Xhaka and replace him by Harvetz was not brilliant idea, you can call for patience, but the way I see, we have lost £65M”
”I don’t care how much we bought Rice and Harvetz, it’s not working.. it is not working. Let us get back to this and Train Nelson or ESR on this role.”
| Gary Neville: “Arsenal are expected to challenge for the league with the business they have done. There’s a lot of pressure on Kai Havertz, but give the lad a chance and let him settle into the team”