Kai Havertz to Arsenal is as good as done, and it has been unsurprisingly met with mixed feelings given his form at Chelsea.
However, it is important to remember that Chelsea paid £75m for him just three years ago and he was regarded as one of the best talents in the world at the time.
During his time, he scored the winner in the Champions League final and wrote his name into their history, but fans have short memories.
3 tactical reasons that justify the Kai Havertz risk
1. Technical ability
Havertz is a player who floats around the pitch, linking play and advancing into the box to disrupt and intrude; qualities that cause havoc in the right system.
At Chelsea, he was used predominantly as a target man last season with huge distances between him and his teammates, which nullified many of his unique qualities.
By contrast, Arsenal play with their technicians in close proximity to each other, which would reduce the length of time Havertz would need on the ball and allow him to utilise his big frame to pass and move before bursting into the box.
On the ball, Havertz is a player who can hold up play, and last season had the most layoffs and flick-ons for Chelsea. With players closer to him at Arsenal, he could really shine with those skills.
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