2. We shouldn’t write off Kai Havertz just yet
While it is easy to get carried away when a player scores, especially if they have previously been under pressure, highlighting Kai Havertz is anything but reactionary… okay, maybe it’s a little reactionary – but I think we deserve this moment.
The German has endured a torrid time since joining the club for an eye-watering £65m fee back in the summer and has had large sections of the fanbase on his back for much of the season (myself included at times).
Despite this, he has continued to work tirelessly whenever called upon and has seen a slight upturn in performances in recent games – which has not gone unnoticed among fans. His goal against Brentford is his first in the Premier League from open play since March, and could well be all he needs to truly kickstart his Arsenal career.
With what many would cautiously label ‘favourable’ fixtures against Wolves and Luton coming up for the Gunners, it represents a real opportunity for Havertz to capitalise on his new-found momentum and confidence and really establish himself as a key player in Arteta’s team.
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