Three things that will ‘absolutely’ happen to Arsenal after Germany’s sacking Hansi Fick.
In response to Germany’s 4-1 loss to Japan at home, the German Football Association has fired head coach Hansi Flick. After just over two years in the position, the erstwhile Bayern Munich head coach was dismissed.
Kai Havertz, who joined Arsenal this summer, is the only German figure remaining at the club following the departure of Mesut Ozil, Lukas Podolski, Per Mertesacker, and Serge Gnabry.
With Germany hosting the 2024 Euros, there’s a great focus on the nation to perform and after five matches without a win, including defeats to Belgium, Poland, Columbia and the aforementioned Japan, Flick has gone.
In light of this, thesoccerstand.com examines the decision’s potential impact on north London.
It may not be immediately apparent how the dismissal of a national coach can cause a stir in this country, but that may be what surprises.
The effect on Kai Havertz is not startling. Despite his own flaws and weak club form, the new Arsenal forward has been Flick’s preferred center forward.
After a string of uninspiring Arsenal performances, he failed to capture the eye in the loss to Japan.
With a new coach will come a clear slate for the team, and while Havertz had been selected by Flick, the same may not be true for the new coach.
Havertz will play fewer minutes, reducing the likelihood of injury for Arsenal supporters.
Due to the fact that playing is the only cure for poor form, a dearth of games for Die Mannschaft could be detrimental rather than advantageous.
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Takehiro Tomiyasu’s outstanding performance in the match against Japan captivated the attention of Arsenal fans. Tomiyasu handled the threat posed by Havertz, Leroy Sane, and Serge Gnabry brilliantly while playing left center back.
Utilizing sliding challenges, well-timed interception attempts, and a swift recovery speed.
The manner in which he shifted the play to create offensive opportunities for his wide players was also exemplary in terms of his distribution.
Could he bring such quality to Arsenal? With the Champions League and Carabao Cup approaching, rotation will be a regular thing and the defensive player is likely to see plenty of minutes.
The ‘Arteta outers’ now have a new target.
Believe it or not, they continue to exist. Mikel Arteta, despite his rather miraculously elevation of his former side from eleventh when he took over to challenging Manchester City for the title last year with the expectation of yet another title challenge in 2023/24, still has critics who have emerged in droves when the opportunity has presented itself, such as after the Fulham draw or the empty transfer deadline day.
Hansi Flick will undoubtedly be mentioned by Arteta’s detractors as a potential replacement if the Gunners experience a slump in performance. After only four victories in 17 games in charge of a Germany team brimming with potential, particularly in wide areas, it is difficult to justify the switch, and Arteta’s stock is firmly several shelves above the German.
Three things that will ‘absolutely’ happen to Arsenal after Germany’s sacking. Hansi Fick.