Arsenal star Declan Rice has sent a brilliant Kai Havertz message following the 4-0 win against Bournemouth. The German forward has endured a difficult start to life and has struggled to settle into a new role under Mikel Arteta.
Havertz will be looking at Rice for motivation on how to adapt to Arsenal and perform at his best following a big money move to the Emirates Stadium. It's clear the England international has a lot of faith in Havertz — just like Arteta and his teammates — shown by the celebrations after the German's first goal for the Gunners.
Speaking after the game, Rice highlighted just how hard Havertz is working to perform well for Arsenal and repay the faith shown in him by his teammates and manager. The England international said: “It was emotional, for the fans, for Kai, for everyone involved, because we want him to succeed so much.
«He's worked his socks off every day in training. In games, he gives absolutely everything.
»He's obviously had chances to score this year and hasn't scored yet, but today, to slot away a penalty in that high-pressure moment shows the mindset that he's got and the talent he's got. I think his all-round performance today was really special, so I'm very happy for him."
Havertz was given the chance to score his first goal for Arsenal after Martin Odegaard and Bukayo Saka elected to allow the German international to take the second penalty of the game. Odegaard was fouled by Ryan Christie just 10 minutes into the second half and Havertz stepped up to confidently convert from 12 yards.
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