Why is Arsenal interested in signing Kai Havertz after Chelsea set a £70 million asking price?
The Gunners are interested in signing the German international this summer
When it comes to his Arsenal group, Mikel Arteta is extremely clear about one thing. They are not yet prepared to compete at the top of both the Premier League and the Champions League.
“At the level that we want, no,” the Spaniard said when asked if Arsenal could now compete on both fronts. “With the Europa League, we couldn’t do that as well, so it’s part of that evolution.” We have taken many positive and powerful steps on that path, and we must continue. That never stops. We want to be better, and if everyone else is better, the margins will be larger, and we’ll have to start living with those standards, improving and being smarter.”
Bringing in a man who has scored a winner in the Champions League final is not a bad place to start as they try to bridge that gap. Arsenal are reportedly interested in Chelsea’s Kai Havertz, As of now, there is still a long way to go in terms of reaching an agreement on compensation for the player. The Blues want £70 million, but with two years left on his deal, Arsenal sees him for far less.
Many Arsenal fans are surprised by the announcement, believing that the German is not a good match for Arteta’s group. Havertz has never really settled into a position at Chelsea, and his adaptability has probably been to his detriment. However, his prospects of playing at the Emirates Stadium may improve as a result of this.
The Gunners have been seeking a forward all summer. Many have questioned if this might be an orthodox number nine, and our top Arsenal correspondent Kaya Kaynak was asked about it earlier this week in a Q and A.
“Hello Kaya just wanted to know if Arteta would go for a traditional no 9 type shortly all our current ones are all similar profile,” asked gurugvg.
“If Arsenal are to go for a forward this summer, it seems as though they’re looking for a player who can play across the front line,” Kaynak responded. “Arteta is a fan of versatility in his players so someone like Trossard would probably be on the agenda.”
Havertz would undoubtedly suit the bill. The German has played false nine and might compete with Gabriel Jesus. He’s also played at number 10 and could challenge Martin Odegaard for the right eight spots. Furthermore, he has previously played on the right wing for Chelsea and could be a viable contender to push Bukayo Saka.
Since he arrived at the Emirates, Arteta has sought out players who can play numerous positions. Havertz was not at the top of many Arsenal fans’ wish lists, but it’s simple to see why the Gunners want to send him across London.