The unexpected signing of Kai Havertz from Chelsea is poised to kick-start a busy summer in north London.
Havertz completed his £65m move to the Gunners earlier this week, with Declan Rice and Jurrien Timber both set to follow him through the door in the coming days. It’s been an incredible week for Arsenal, with the club sending out a very early statement to the rest of the Premier League regarding their ambitions for 2023/24.
When Havertz suits up for Arsenal on 12 August with Nottingham Forest visiting the Emirates, he will become the 12th German to don the iconic red and white strip.
Every German to play for Arsenal – ranked
Here’s a ranking of the 11 Germans who have come before him.
11. Moritz Volz
Volz is best known for scoring the 15,000th Premier League goal for Fulham against Chelsea in 2006. The defender, who developed through the ranks at Arsenal after joining from Schalke, failed to make the grade in north London.
With the likes of Lee Dixon and Lauren ahead of him in the right-back pecking order, Volz struggled for minutes and only made two appearances in an Arsenal shirt. He enjoyed several loan spells away from the club before eventually signing for Fulham in 2003.
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