Arsenal suffered their first defeat in the Premier League when they lost to Newcastle in a controversial match. Losing 3 points greatly affects the Gunners’ position in the championship race.
Now they have been surpassed by Man City by exactly 1 win. Meanwhile, if Tottenham defeat Chelsea on Tuesday, they will be 5 points ahead of their great rival.
However, behind those disappointments, Gunners fans can still see a glimmer of light in one of their doubting stars – Kai Havertz is playing more and more impressively.
Coach Mikel Arteta’s decision to spend 65 million pounds to recruit the German star in the summer has raised many questions among experts.
Fans do not appreciate Havertz after his unremarkable performance at Chelsea. Besides, they also wonder about the role that the former Bayer Leverkusen star will take on if he joins Mikel Arteta’s team.
Those question marks were gradually answered by the Spanish captain. Havertz often takes on two roles, most of the matches he plays as a left-wing midfielder, taking advantage of his ability to enter the penalty area and distribute the ball to enhance the offensive front.
In some other matches, he will play as a center forward like at Chelsea to act as a wall, creating a link with Gabriel Martinelli as well as Bukayo Saka.
Havertz has more or less left his mark in each assigned position. And once he adapted to the new system, the German player gradually showed his influence on the overall gameplay.
Facing Newcastle’s mobile midfield, Havertz did not flinch. He continuously made clever disputes to bring the Gunners an advantage.
Statistics from Sofa Score show that the former Chelsea player had 8 winning situations in duels, 3 accurate tackles and 1 successful block from the opponent’s shot.
More than that, Havertz has now put aside his timidity in his early days at Arsenal. It seems that a series of criticisms have made the German star lose his inherent confidence, but at the present time, encouragement from his teammates as well as efforts from Havertz himself have helped him overcome the blockbuster pressure. to contribute wholeheartedly to the Club.
In the encounter with West Ham in the middle of last week, Havertz was also one of the brightest players on the Arsenal side.
More than ever, sHavertz’s confidence is considered an important factor for the Gunners to return after 2 consecutive losses.
Truong Son | 22:25 November 5, 2023