Former Arsenal captain William Gallas has criticized Kai Havertz’s performances in north London, saying Mikel Arteta and Co. made a mistake signing him in the summertime switch window.
Premier League aspirants Arsenal signed Havertz for a €75 million ($82.11 million) charge from crosstown rivals Chelsea. Sadly for the Gunners, the Germany worldwide has struggled to place his greatest foot ahead.
Taking part in 19 matches in all competitions, Havertz has solely recorded one objective and an help. Owing to his poor showings, the attacking midfielder has but to cement a spot in Arteta’s beginning XI.
Gallas Says Arsenal Ought to Have Bolstered Different Areas As a substitute Of Signing Havertz
Chatting with Genting On line casino, Gallas stated he at all times knew the previous Bayer Leverkusen man would wrestle beneath Arteta, as he didn’t match into the Spaniard’s system.
The Frenchman started (by way of FourFourTwo):
“I stated originally of the season that Kai Havertz would wrestle for Arsenal… I don’t need to sound like a damaged document, however he’s nonetheless struggling.
“I feel it was at all times going to be tough for Havertz to adapt to the way in which that Arsenal play and the way in which that Mikel Arteta needs to make use of him.”
“I don’t assume he was the kind of participant that Arsenal wanted to signal in the summertime. Once you take a look at the squad, for my part, there have been various kinds of gamers that they need to have prioritized. It seems prefer it was a mistake to signal him.”
Gallas Criticizes Havertz’s New Position For Germany, Says Nagelsmann Doesn’t Respect Arsenal Star
In Germany’s 3-2 defeat to Turkey on Saturday (November 18), coach Julian Nagelsmann curiously deployed Havertz as a left-back. Though Havertz bought on the scoresheet, Gallas noticed the positional change as an indication of disrespect.
The previous defender added:
“At 24, Kai Havertz is taking part in as a left-back for his nation? Critically? One thing could be very fallacious.
“I don’t know what to say about this. For me, to make this choice, it looks like Nagelsmann doesn’t respect Havertz as a participant. Havertz has spent his complete profession taking part in as an attacking participant and you then put him in at left again? I’m making an attempt to consider it from the participant’s perspective… this doesn’t look good.”
Havertz, who received the UEFA Champions League with Chelsea within the 2020-21 season, has performed 41 matches for Germany thus far, scoring 14 occasions and offering 14 assists.