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After ignoring Kai Havertz’s suggestion about the best position, Mikel Arteta receives a warning about his “mistake.”.

After ignoring Kai Havertz’s suggestion about the best position, Mikel Arteta receives a warning about his “mistake.”.

Following the German international’s subpar start to the new season, Mikel Arteta, the manager of Arsenal, has been informed that the summer signing of Kai Havertz was a mistake.

 

Frank Leboeuf is adamant that Mikel Arteta signed Kai Havertz from Chelsea in error during the summer transfer window.

 

Having left Stamford Bridge in a £65 million deal, Havertz, 24, became the Gunners’ first acquisition of the offseason.

The German international, however, has played a lie in his first seven games for his new team at the Emirates, failing to register a single goal assist.

 

Leboeuf, a legendary Blues player, is the most recent person to criticize Havertz, who caused controversy among Chelsea supporters. And Leboeuf has since remarked that the newcomer to Arsenal is currently more suitable for a spot on the bench.

 

He jokingly suggested to ESPNFC that Havertz’s current position on the bench might be his best because he doesn’t bother the other players.

As soon as we learned he had signed, we discussed it in the preseason.

Because he and [Martin] Odegaard are almost in the same line of play, his positioning will have an impact on the other midfielders, throwing them off balance.

 

“What made Arsenal strong last season was that Odegaard was trying to create the game on his own, and the others were working for him.

I don’t see any room for him when you have [Leandro] Trossard and [Gabriel] Martinelli, despite him possibly playing on the left. I believe that Arteta made a mistake by hiring Havertz; I can’t think of a good job for him.

“.

 

While Havertz’s subpar offensive performances have been made fun of, Arteta has defended the talented ace.

Havertz has primarily been used by the Spaniard as a left-sided No. 8 this semester, a plan he had previously hinted at after Chelsea’s acceptance of his transfer.

 

The beginning of Kai Havertz’s Arsenal career has not been easy.

Havertz was used in a variety of different attacking roles during his three years at Stamford Bridge, but he has been tasked with filling the void in midfield left by former Gunners captain Granit Xhaka.

But the question of which position suited him best was frequently in contention.

 

Havertz typically served as the No. 1 in line, directing traffic.

despite being used as a No. 9, too. and on the wings at ten.

Although he has previously stated that he prefers playing in a more advanced role that allows him to enter the box, he will presumably not be playing in that position at Arsenal.

 

In 2022, he said: “This is a question that everyone asks, and after three years, everyone should know by now what I can do—that I’m adaptable up front and that I can play a lot of different positions.

 

Of course, there are times when playing in different positions is beneficial and times when it is detrimental, but in general, I’m an offensive player.

I don’t mind if I’m there as a No. I like to be in the box, I like to score goals, and I like to get there frequently.

9 or a No. 10. If I’m in the box, my sole purpose is to score goals.

“.

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