£375,000-a-week star sends Arsenal message to the fans
German International Kai Havertz insists he is not panicking over his slow start to life as an Arsenal player.
The decision was made from ARSENAL to splash £65 million on the German at the very start of the summer transfer window in a move that shocked many in the Premier League.
He had a decent pre-season and looked like he was settling into life at the Emirates pretty well, but he has not started the new season like many people had hope for and looks like the player that was pretty much useless last season for Chelsea.
But despite having started five games including the Community Shield earlier this month, Havertz is yet to score a goal or register an assist for his new club but the 24-year-old insists he is remaining calm amid a barrage of early criticism.
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He said: ‘Sure, things like that keep you busy.
‘But I’ve often had a phase and that you often only see the negative. It’s not the first club where I’m starting over.
‘Of course, you want to be successful as quickly as possible, but I know that there are phases like that. I try to approach it in a relaxed manner.’
Don Hutchinson recently claimed that Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has made his side worse with the signing of Havertz.
Speaking on BBC 5 Live Sport: “What’s happened is a manager being stubborn and a manager who has spent an awful lot of money on Kai Havertz and now he’s trying to shoehorn him in and it’s unbalanced them.
“I think if you asked any Arsenal fan what their ideal midfield three would be it would be Thomas Partey, Martin Odegaard, Declan Rice.
“The fact that Havertz has come in and he’s playing in midfield, that’s shifted Thomas Partey to right-back.”
If ARSENAL needed a player like Havertz in the side we could understand why he was signed in the summer, but they do not. When all the players are back fit and healthy, we think he will be on the bench.
It was a strange decision from Arsenal to sign Havertz and we think it will be a decision they will regret.
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