Arsenal new signing responds to his debut and says he has no regrets over his time at Chelsea

Arsenal new signing responds to his debut and says he has no regrets over his time at Chelsea

Kai Havertz reacted to donning an Arsenal jersey for the first time in Thursday’s 1-1 draw with Nurnberg. He also stated that he has no misgivings about joining Chelsea three years ago.

The Gunners launched off their preseason in Germany with a 1-1 draw, with Bukayo Saka opening the scoring after just seven minutes and Kanji Okunuki equalizing the score in the second half.

Havertz, a £65 million signing, was introduced at halftime and delivered an underwhelming debut, though he was delighted to don an Arsenal jersey for the first time. He says it will take him some time to adjust to his new team’s style of play.

Havertz, when asked how it felt to make his debut, responded, ‘I’m very pleased – for me it’s a very important club, so to play here is a dream, and I’m happy to be a part of this group.

I’ve been here for four days and already feel very welcome, so I’m delighted to be with the guys.

Clearly, it will take a few days or weeks to become accustomed to the manner of play.

But I’m going to give my all for the club, especially in the coming weeks, to regain my fitness and hopefully perform at the highest level in the league.

On his decision to join the Gunners, he elaborated, ‘It’s a young group, and when I watched them from the outside last season, it was enjoyable to do so, and I could feel the club’s energy. It’s great to be here, and ideally we’ll have a great time and accomplish a lot.

‘From the outside, it always appeared to be a large family, and whenever I played against them, I could always feel the intensity.

‘For me, it was always so difficult to play against them because you could feel the players’ camaraderie, but as soon as I stepped on the field, I felt very welcomed. I’ve only been here for a few days, but I already feel like a member of the group.

Arsenal new signing responds to his debut and says he has no regrets over his time at Chelsea