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Revealed: Why Kai Havertz decided to join Arsenal

Kai Havertz is set to join Arsenal this summer.


Arsenal are expected to complete a move for Kai Havertz soon.

The forward is set to move from Chelsea to Arsenal as part of a £67.5m deal after talks progressed quickly this week.

And now, ahead of the signing being made official, Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Mikel Arteta played a crucial role in convincing the German to make the move.

He added that Havertz believes playing for Arsenal is the best project in Europe:

“Mikel Arteta has been really, really important in Arsenal’s deal to sign Kai Havertz from Chelsea,” Romano wrote.

“[…] Arteta is delighted this is going to happen. The Spaniard did everything he could to convince Havertz that a move to Arsenal was best for him, and the player agreed.

“Havertz believes that playing for Arteta and Arsenal was the best project, not just in England, but throughout the whole of Europe. Havertz thinks Arteta’s style, ideas and plans will only help make him a better player.”

Havertz is expected to be used in a no.8 role for Arsenal next season, rather than the false nine role he had when at Chelsea.

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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