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Havertz relishing intense Premier League title race at Arsenal

Kai Havertz, Arsenal

Kai Havertz says he is enjoying every second of his time at Arsenal as they battle for the Premier League title.

The Gunners picked up another huge win against Bournemouth on Saturday only for Manchester City to respond a few hours later with a commanding victory over Wolves.

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Mikel Arteta is hoping to guide his team one step further than the second place they finished in last season and secure the club’s first top-flight title since 2004.

The Spaniard spent big in the summer, bringing in the likes of Declan Rice, Jurrien Timber and Havertz.

Former Chelsea man Havertz took a while to settle in North London but has since hit a rich vein of form, netting 12 times in the Premier League with two games to go.

For Arsenal fans, it is a nail-biting and nervous part of the season, but the 24-year-old admits he is relishing the intense battle with Pep Guardiola and City.

He said: “I really enjoy every second.

“Sometimes I feel like I don’t even want to have a day off because you’re just so excited for the weekend and really want to work with the team, try to get everything out of us to be better prepared and we do that every single day.

“It’s going to be two tough games. We have a lot to play for, we have to win those games and then see where we’re going to go.

“Right now, though, the mood is good but we’re going to prepare now for the big game this week against Manchester United and hopefully win that as well.

“We feel the pressure as we need to win the last games.

“Then when you don’t score, and it gets closer to half-time, obviously the nerves are coming but we tried to leave them behind us, and thanks to Bukayo [Saka] for scoring his goal and making it a bit easier for us.”

City can go top of the table if they win their game in hand over the Gunners, who travel to Manchester United next weekend.

Havertz and Co will then round off the season at home to Everton, where they will be hoping to be crowned champions.

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Mitch Fretton

Mitch is a freelance sports journalist with experience working for LiveScore, GOAL and Colchester United. He has experience working from both his desk at home and in the press box at games covering the Champions League and international football.

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