It's safe to say the jury is still out on Kai Havertz following his move to Arsenal from Chelsea during the summer transfer window. But against PSV Eindhoven, there were some encouraging signs from the £65million signing.
Despite no goal involvements so far this season in addition to well-documented struggles against Fulham and Manchester United as well as being dropped for the 1-0 win over Everton last weekend, the 24-year-old was recalled to the Gunners' starting line-up for the UEFA Champions League opener on Wednesday night.
Taking up a left-sided central midfield role once again, Havertz perhaps should have done better with a chance in the first-half and was denied an assist when Gabriel Jesus failed to turn home his cut-back. With that said, it was rather noticeable that his position changed with Arsenal in cruise control.
Therefore,football.london kept close tabs on the versatile German attacker as he moved into the central striker role for the final 20 minutes of the game as Mikel Arteta opted to rest the aforementioned Brazilian ahead of Sunday's North London Derby against Tottenham Hotspur.
Now leading the line flanked by Fabio Vieira and Reiss Nelson, Havertz does extremely well down the right-hand side as he shakes off a challenge and drives towards the area before laying the ball off to Emile Smith Rowe and eventually Martin Odegaard finds the bottom corner with a terrific shot.
It was noted on TNT Sport commentary that the goal came about from Havertz carrying the team forward. A few minutes later he looks to break his Arsenal duck only to see an effort deflected wide for a corner.
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