- Havertz praised as a potential great
- Arsenal's £65m signing
- Nevin's confidence in Arteta's impact
WHAT HAPPENED: Havertz transferred from Chelsea to Arsenal for £65 million ($84m) and made a name for himself by scoring the winning goal in the 2021 Champions League final against Manchester City. Nevin thinks that Havertz's was not well utilised when he played as a centre-forward and believes that Arsenal's manager, Mikel Arteta, can help him reach his true potential.
WHAT THEY SAID: “Havertz leaving hurts the most. I think Havertz could be one of the greatest players of his generation. He was playing at centre-forward though, and that is not his strongest position. Playing there really took away the strongest parts of his game. Arsenal have sealed an absolute cracker of a deal with Havertz. I’m really confident that Arteta will be able to get the best out of him as well. Arsenal’s team for next season is already looking extremely good. I think replacing Xhaka in midfield as well is a big upgrade.” Nevin told OLBG.
AND WHAT'S MORE: Nevin continued: “Even though he scored the winner for Chelsea in the Club World Cup and the Champions League, we still have not seen the best of him. Arsenal have got a great player. While I think Chelsea may have got the better deal in terms of selling Mount, I think Arsenal have got the better deal by signing Havertz."
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THE BIGGER PICTURE: Havertz is set to be the first of a string of high-profile signings made by Arsenal this summer. Jurrien Timber is expected to join from Ajax immently, while Declan Rice is set to arrive from West Ham.
WHAT NEXT: Havertz's arrival at Arsenal raises excitement about his integration and Mikel Arteta's tactical plans.