Arsenal attacker Kai Havertz has thanked Gunners fans for their support during the 4-0 win over AFC Bournemouth. The 24-year-old scored his first goal for the club after enduring a difficult first seven games.
Havertz, 24, joined the Gunners from Chelsea in the summer for around £65million after three years in west London. The Germany international has started five Premier League games — all in midfield — but has struggled to make an impact for Mikel Arteta's side.
Despite receiving criticism from supporters and pundits in recent weeks, the former Bayer Leverkusen forward finally ended his barren run in the final third when he converted from the penalty spot for Arsenal's third.
Usual penalty takers Martin Odegaard and Bukayo Saka — who had both already scored in the first half — took a backseat for the Gunners' second spot-kick of the afternoon before Havertz made it 3-0.
Supporters in the Vitality Stadium showed their support for the versatile star with a brand new chant and Havertz has thanked the travelling fans for their backing. Writing on X (formerly Twitter), he said: «Solid team performance. Appreciate all the support today from my teammates and the travelling fans. Means a lot #together.»
Havertz has struggled to impress in his opening two months at Arsenal. However, Arteta has spoken about his delight to see the attacker shine. «I'm really happy for the win, but I'm even happier to be part of a team that shows the human qualities that they did today,»he said.
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