Havertz feels at ease about Arsenal’s beginning
Arsenal forward Kai Havertz expressed his calmness and composure despite facing some initial challenges after his high-profile transfer from Chelsea to north London. Speaking at a press conference in Wolfsburg ahead of Germany’s friendly against Japan, Havertz acknowledged the difficulties of integrating into a new team and stated that he is unfazed by the scrutiny from the media after only four matchdays.
Havertz emphasized that throughout his career, he has encountered periods of adjustment, and he understands that it can take time to settle into a new club. He anticipates that critics will focus on the negatives and write disparagingly about his performance, but he remains relaxed about the situation.
Having failed to register any goals or assists in his first four Premier League games for Arsenal, Havertz has faced criticism. However, his manager, Mikel Arteta, has come to his defense. Although Arteta acknowledged that Havertz has shown promise, he admitted that the final touch has been lacking.
Arteta stated that Havertz has had numerous opportunities to score this season but has been unable to convert them. Despite Arsenal finishing as runners-up to Manchester City last season and securing qualification for the Champions League for the first time in six years, the team has had a mixed start to the current campaign, with three wins and one draw.
Havertz remains unperturbed by the pressure and scrutiny he has faced, asserting that he has only been at Arsenal for two months. The 24-year-old, who scored the winning goal for Chelsea in the 2021 Champions League final against Manchester City, made the switch to Arsenal for a reported fee of 75 million euros during the summer transfer window.