Kai Havertz scored the winning goal in the Champions League final for Chelsea in 2021 and Mikel Arteta has revealed that was one of the main reasons why he decided to sign the player this summer.
Arsenal returned to Europe’s most elite competition this season and are in a great position to make it to the knockout stages after winning three and losing one of their opening four group stage matches.
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This is the Gunners’ first season in the UEFA Champions League for seven years and if they want to go on and win the competition for the first time, then a man who knows how to score the winning goal in the Champions League final could come in handy later down the line in Kai Havertz.
The German has had a mixed start to life in North London, however his performances so far in the Champions League provide hope that it will eventually click for him in Mikel Arteta’s midfield.
When asked if Arsenal fans will get to see the best of Havertz in the Champions League because he has already won it, Arteta said: “That’s certainly one of the reasons, plus quality and the number of things he has already done in his career at his age.
“And then, to improve the starting XI as well because he has tremendous quality, and that is going to help us to be better.”
Kai Havertz has definitely improved over the last few games for Arsenal and Mikel Arteta is convinced he can be the player to help the Gunners go far in the Champions League this season. The German is one of few players at the club who has UCL experience already under his belt, along with the likes or Jorginho and Thomas Partey.