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Mikel Arteta reveals what position he will use Kai Havertz in next season

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has opened up on the position that he will use in his new signing Kai Havertz next season. Kai Havertz is Arsenal’s first summer signing.

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( Arsenal midfielder Kai Havertz / Photo via Getty )

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has recently shared his thoughts on how he plans to utilize the club’s new signing, Kai Havertz, in the upcoming season. The Gunners secured the services of the 24-year-old German midfielder from Chelsea for a reported fee of £65 million during the summer transfer window.

When asked about where he sees Havertz playing, Arteta emphasized the importance of adaptation and building relationships within the team. He stated as per Arsenal’s official website, “We will see. We have to see how he adapts and obviously get to know each other and build relationships. Football is about that, and time will tell where he fits in best.”

 

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 14: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal, reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Brighton & Hove Albion at Emirates Stadium on May 14, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arteta’s response suggests that he is open to exploring different positions for Havertz based on his abilities and how well he integrates into the squad. This flexibility could prove beneficial for both player and team as they aim to achieve success in domestic and European competitions.

Kai Havertz rose to prominence during his time at Bayer Leverkusen before making a high-profile move to Chelsea in 2020. Despite facing some challenges in his debut season at Stamford Bridge, Havertz showcased glimpses of his immense talent and potential.

Known for his versatility, Havertz can operate as an attacking midfielder or as a forward. His technical skills, vision, and ability to find pockets of space make him a valuable asset in any team’s attacking setup. Moreover, his composure in front of goal allows him to contribute with crucial goals and assists.

Arteta’s emphasis on building relationships suggests that he wants Havertz to integrate seamlessly into Arsenal’s playing style. The Gunners have undergone significant changes under Arteta’s leadership, adopting a possession-based approach with an emphasis on quick passing and fluid movement.

Havertz’s ability to link up play between midfielders and forwards could be crucial in implementing this style effectively. His understanding of space and movement could provide Arsenal with an added dimension in their attacking play.

Furthermore, Havertz’s versatility could also provide Arteta with tactical flexibility. He could be deployed as a central attacking midfielder, supporting the striker and creating goal-scoring opportunities. Alternatively, he could be utilized as a false nine or even as a wide forward, exploiting his pace and dribbling ability to stretch opposition defenses.

MARBELLA, SPAIN – JUNE 28: Kia Havertz poses after signing for Arsenal on June 28, 2023 in Marbella, Spain. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Ultimately, the success of Havertz’s integration into Arsenal’s squad will depend on various factors such as his adaptation to the Premier League and his understanding of Arteta’s tactical philosophy. However, with Arteta’s focus on building relationships and utilizing players’ strengths effectively, there is optimism that Havertz can make a significant impact at the Emirates Stadium.

As the new season approaches, Arsenal fans eagerly await the opportunity to witness Havertz in action wearing their famous red and white colors. With his immense talent and potential combined with Arteta’s guidance, there is hope that this signing will prove to be a masterstroke for the Gunners in their pursuit of silverware.

 

Hello there, Am Mumbere Ausbel from Uganda and I am a writer at Arsenal True Fans and I love watching football matches so much because it's my favourite sport. I am an optimistic person who usually likes to look at the good side of everything.

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