Kai Havertz is experiencing a different role at Arsenal, with Mikel Arteta reinstating him to a midfield position, a change that he is thoroughly relishing. Prior to his move to Arsenal this summer, Havertz, as known, predominantly featured as a forward at Chelsea. However, last season demonstrated that this new role wasn’t quite fitting, as Havertz managed to notch only nine goals and a solitary assist in 47 appearances across all competitions.
In his current position and role, Havertz is once again relishing the pleasure of being more intricately involved in the game. He is displaying a heightened level of ball control and engagement.
“I’m thoroughly enjoying it, playing in this position. I have more control over the ball, more involvement in the game. I’m really enjoying it,” Havertz conveyed to ESPN, as quoted by Metro.
“I believe there is still room for improvement in my performance; I’m still adapting to the style of play and everything. So far, it’s been quite good,” he added.
Although he is now playing deeper on the field, Havertz is acutely aware of his responsibility to contribute goals to the team. Encouraging signs have emerged thus far, with the 24-year-old player netting two goals from four preseason friendly matches.
“I believe goals are crucial in my position. I aspire to score goals; it’s an integral part of the game. I need to consistently position myself to score, and hopefully, I can achieve even more in the upcoming league matches.”
“This team is amazing and truly feels like home already. They have facilitated my integration with the team,” he further elaborated.