Kai Havertz vows to repay Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta
Posted by  badge Boss on Jul 28
Kai Havertz scored in Arsenal’s 5-3 pre-season win over Barcelona in California (Picture: Getty)

has lauded Mikel Arteta and wants to repay him for the faith and trust the Arsenal manager has put in the international.

Havertz  from fellow  club Chelsea this summer,  due to his mixed record with the Blues.

He can play in a number of attacking roles and was deployed as a centre-forward for most of last season – but could only conjure up nine goals across 47 games.

Arteta , though, and deploy him on the left-hand side of a midfield three.

The 24-year-old has thrived in the position in pre-season, scoring in friendly wins over Barcelona and the MLS All-Stars.

‘I think he was giving me this message [of support] from the first second when I spoke to him,’ Havertz told Sky Sports about life under Arsenal boss Arteta.

‘The first time, I felt the support straight away. And I think this is very important for me as a player. He just gives the trust to me and I hopefully can give it back.’

Dietmar Hamann, meanwhile, is tipping his German compatriot Havertz to have a big season in north London.

‘Arsenal are a team that likes to pass the ball a lot more than Chelsea, and I think that will suit Havertz,’ the former Liverpool and Manchester City star said.

‘We will see the real Havertz that we saw at Bayer Leverkusen when he was 17 and scoring important goals… Havertz is the player to watch out for, he’ll be a different player this season coming.’