Kai Havertz discloses genuine opinion on Arsenal transfer catastrophe theories after contentious Chelsea move

Kai Havertz discloses genuine opinion on Arsenal transfer catastrophe theories after contentious Chelsea move

Recent Arsenal acquisition Kai Havertz is ‘relaxed’ about his situation at his new club despite enduring plenty of criticism since he left Chelsea.

Arsenal enticed Havertz across London in a deal worth up to £65 million in one of the summer’s most surprising transfers.

With only 19 Premier League goals to his name after three seasons at Chelsea, many questioned whether he would improve his new team and whether he would even fit in.

Since then, Arsenal has altered their formation to varying degrees of success. Havertz has yet to score for Mikel Arteta’s squad and is under duress due to his price.

In August, Darren Bent referred to Havertz as a ‘passenger’ with ‘no conviction’ whose presence in Arsenal’s starting lineup negatively impacted their balance.

Even more recently, Gabby Agbonlahor asserted that the Germany international ‘looks confused’ and implied that he provides ‘nothing’. Don Hutchison has also noted that the addition of Havertz has ‘unbalanced’ the team.

With a contract through 2028, Havertz will need to disprove his detractors as soon as possible. Despite this, the 24-year-old believes he can.

While on international duty, he was queried at a press conference about the criticism he has received.

His response is, “Sure, things like that keep you busy.”But I’ve frequently gone through phases where I only see the negative. It’s not the first time I’ve had to start over in a club.

“Of course, you want to achieve success as soon as possible, but I’m aware that phases like that can occur. I attempt to take a casual approach.”

Havertz has started each of Arsenal’s five games this season, including the Community Shield and Premier League. He has yet to contribute even an assist, let alone a goal.

Sunday, September 17 will be Arsenal’s first encounter following the international break. It will be against Everton. Prior to that, Havertz must concentrate on Germany’s international matches against Japan and France.

The former Bayer Leverkusen prospect has scored 13 goals in 37 international appearances.

Kai Havertz discloses genuine opinion on Arsenal transfer catastrophe theories after contentious Chelsea move