Kai Havertz is the type of player who often brings controversy among fans. Some think that the German star is not really excellent in any role, others think that Havertz is really talented and if placed in the right system, he will become a nucleus and perhaps Mikel Arteta. is among these.
The Arsenal captain is willing to spend 65 million pounds to own a name that has been eliminated from Mauricio Pochettino’s plans.
When Havertz arrives at the Emirates, Arteta wants to bring the German star back to the same role as at Bayer Leverkusen, but will mold him to adapt to his tactics.
Arteta no longer holds the role of false number 9, scoring only 9 goals in 47 appearances in his final season at Chelsea. Instead, he will become the all-powerful conductor of the Gunners’ play.
Arteta once said: “Havertz will bring a great source of energy to the midfield and diversity to our playing style.”
Havertz was arranged to fill the void left by Granit Xhaka. He seemed quite excited about this role, Havertz once shared with The Athletic: “I like to enter the penalty area and score goals, maybe from the first touch of the ball or two touches of the ball.”
But so far, it hasn’t worked out that way. Havertz is good at exploiting space, but his shots clearly show a lack of confidence and are somewhat clumsy.
The only goal Havertz has had for Arsenal so far is a penalty against Bournemouth. Although Arteta still believes in this contract, with Havertz’s unexpected performances, he had to put the former Chelsea star on the bench and give opportunities to more suitable names.
Instead of continuing to let Havertz start, Arteta wants his student to gain more experience in substitutions. This plan began to show effectiveness, especially in the clash with Man City.
Havertz was put on the field as a false number 9. He immediately showed his effectiveness by creating a wall for Gabriel Martinelli to score the match-winning goal.
It is this flexibility that made Arteta bet on Havertz. The Spanish captain confirmed that he will use the former Chelsea star in many roles throughout the season.
“We’ll see – for now, he’s playing as an attacking midfielder, but I’m sure throughout the season and in games we’ll have options to use him in other positions. different locations.”
For Havertz, his move to the Emirates in a blockbuster deal means criticism is likely to continue. However, The most important opinion for the German star lies with Arteta.
And from the Gunners captain’s point of view, the student is doing exactly what is asked of him. If that helps Arsenal win the Premier League, the £65 million Arsenal spent on Havertz will be worth every penny.
Truong Son | 08:49 October 19, 2023