Diogo Dalot believes Arsenal man has the best football IQ

Kai Havertz is a player who significantly divides opinion as he endeavours to establish himself at Arsenal. His unexpected and somewhat unpopular signing in the last summer transfer window raised eyebrows among Arsenal fans, as the move for a player who hadn’t enjoyed a particularly spectacular spell at Chelsea was not anticipated.

Despite the initial scepticism, Mikel Arteta was confident in his choice, believing that Havertz would prove to be a valuable asset for the team. The German player faced challenges in the early stages of his Arsenal tenure, with fans often questioning his impact in each game.

However, in recent weeks, the former Bayer Leverkusen youngster has shown remarkable improvement and has become one of the key players at the Emirates. He has contributed significantly, scoring important goals that have played a crucial role in winning over the fans.

Havertz’s outstanding performances seem to be garnering attention not just from supporters but also from his fellow professionals.

While speaking to Goal.com on TikTok, Manchester United star Diogo Dalot was asked the player he thought had the best football IQ and his answer was simply: “Havertz.”

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Havertz is beginning to get his flowers as one of the finest players in the Premier League, and we love to see it. Hopefully, his improvement will continue.

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  1. This shows why it’s important to give a player time to settle in at a new and better club, especially coming from a club in turmoil as chelsea were.

    I believe this has been a very shrewd signing by MA, even though we paid over the odds for him and his ludicrous salary beggars belief!!

    He still makes some silly errors, but his movement off the ball that creates space and opportunities for others is excellent.

    Performance to date? 7.5 out of 10 and still evolving.

  2. That’s a good observation from Dalot

    Only the football dwarfs fail to see

    And we are yet to see him in his best position, which is no. 10 with Rice and Partey protecting him

    1. He’s really good player and he has been really dependable with Jesus’s injuries he’s helping a lot, And when I remember the goal he scored against Brentford in stoppage time to secure all three points it was massive.
      And if keeps pushing like that he will help the team a lot.

  3. The Big German is like an old tube amplifier, the more games he plays getting his feet wet the better he gets.

    A part striker, part attacking midfielder, capable of operating on either flank and through the middle due to his impressive ability with both feet, a player with nerves of steel, he is a big game player alright.

    At the tender age of 24, this Big German has already experienced many of the highs and lows of football at the very highest level, and it appears he is now even stronger for it.

  4. Havertz has the best off the ball movement in the entire premier league, The way he places his pass is excellent, But is a bit off with his first touch a bit heavy ,i think it will come with acclimatizing with the leagues speed..

  5. His positional sence is great and he understands and reads the game well, which is why he usually has the most chances to score than any other Arsenal players during any game.

    It was his bravery and clinical finishing that was questioned, but he seems to be tougherning up, just needs to improve his finnishing more, eg sh

  6. I agree,his reading of the game and movement shows his football intelligence. The fact that he can cover multiple roles on the pitch,to the extent that his German coach trusted him to play at LB,is further proof of that. His movement is a nightmare for defenders which usually creates space for his teammates. It’s good to have him in the squad-he offers something we did’nt have before.

  7. Havertz still looks very clumsy to me, he seems to be a bit slow in thinking / decision making as compared to our other technicians. Still a very heavy / poor first touch, he is not yet sharp enough for me. Because when he has the ball he takes long make a passing decision amd gives the opposition a chance to make a tackle etc. I expected more, but I will give him more time.

  8. Havertz got judged too quickly imo. He has had some iffy moments and in one match I saw on the box thought he was invisible. However, whether it was a case of nerves in adjusting initially, that first goal has propelled him along. All players have games that don’t go so well but his salary and transfer fee seemed to get him singled out right from the start

  9. I am still reseswerving my longe rtern opinion on Havertz. Initially I thought him woeful. Latterly I see far better perfs but still a lack of direct impact on games more often than not.

    I will wait probably at least to enf of this season ,possibly longer, befor giving final judgement.

    But what cannort be sensibly in doubt is that his wage is LUDICROUSLY too much and his transfer fee was still higher than we needed to have paid.
    I hope he comes through, I really do, but so far its only wait longer and see, for me!

  10. If a bad player is surrounded by good players, he will look good. Havertz does not deserve the praise he is getting. Judging by the game time he has amassed, he should be recording 16+ goals at this stage of the season. Anyway, we are used to the hype now. By the way how many assists does he have now?

    1. Are you hungry because your favourite Odegaard was not mentioned let me give you some small useful stats of both players Havertz has six goals and two assists and as started only 69 % of the arsenal have played so far. Your fevourite Odegaard has five goals and seven assists after playing 88% of games so far,Havertz should be having more assist but because of poor accuracy of players sometimes that doesn’t happen remember the Villa game Kai should have had two assist but Ode missed them both from close range another one is Trossard.

  11. OH come on Naftali, i will have a useful player in the name of Martin and discard the wasteful Harvetz. Try someone not Martin ,he inspires the whole team please. Maybe Bruno Fernandes can be mentioned in the same paragraph with KAI. If Martin is injured i will definitely miss him not Kai.

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