Havertz has previously played as a false nine for Chelsea and his showings were not great.
As a result, when Arsenal splashed £65m on him, there was an expectation he would be played as a no.8.
However, that did not happen in the Community Shield due to Gabriel Jesus’ injury, with the German forced to play up front and once again come in for criticism for his poor finishing.
Whilst Havertz should have done better with some of his chances vs Man City, a case could be made he is being asked to play in a weaker role.
Speaking on The Game Football Podcast, pundit Gregor Robertson has stated that he would genuinely be annoyed if he was Havertz right now.
“To me Kai Havertz should be the guy making the pass not making the run. I think that is the vision for him, but he’s hamstrung by Arsenal’s lack of options up front. If I was him I would be miffed that his run-in has been damaged a bit because Arsenal only have Nketiah behind Jesus who you can’t rely on.
“Arsenal have spent a lot of money, and Jesus is a transformative signing, but you can’t rely on his fitness,” Robertson said.