Gallas reveals why Havertz is not a player that Arsenal needs now

Former Arsenal defender William Gallas has offered a prediction that Kai Havertz could encounter difficulties during his time at the club this season, and he has outlined his reasons for this outlook.

The surprising transfer of the German midfielder from Chelsea to the Emirates took many Arsenal supporters by surprise, given their prevailing focus on the pursuit of Declan Rice.

Havertz’s significant goal contributed to Chelsea’s Champions League victory in 2021, yet he has earned a reputation for inconsistency and faced challenges in the previous campaign.

This inconsistency has left many perplexed as to why Arsenal chose to make a significant investment in acquiring him during this transfer window. However, Mikel Arteta, Arsenal’s manager, remains confident that Havertz is the right addition to the squad.

Gallas gave his opinion on the transfer and said, as quoted by the Daily Mail:

‘I don’t believe that Havertz was a player that Arsenal needed to sign this summer.

‘For me, even when he was at Chelsea, he was never consistent enough. 

‘He scored some important goals for the club, and he played well in flashes. (But) he didn’t put in enough good performances during his Chelsea career in my opinion.’

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Havertz has been around the top of the game for a long time and the German would be eager to prove he is worth the money Arsenal paid to sign him as the season starts.

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  1. William Gallas is Spot on, here.
    Hope nobody comes to reminds us of Birmingham 2008. 😕

    Kai Havertz is clearly a WRONG BUY by Arteta.😒
    With our 3 Man midfield of Odegaard, Declan Rice and Thomas Partey, who will he bench?
    Then in Attack, when Gabriel Jesus is back from Injury,
    Where will he play?🤨
    Is it Martinelli and Trossard’s left wing or Saka’s right?🤔
    Arteta got this singing Terribly WRONG!

  2. Funny, Havertz did more against City than Haaland did against Arsenal in the Community shield match. Hmm.

    1. But when it mattered last season Haaland did 10x more than Haverz. Thats the yard stick not a friendly.

        1. Haaland is great when the mancity dominate the midfield. If the struggle in the midfield battle, which they rarely do I agree, but Arsenal showed a glimse of that in the community shield match. They made it hard for mancity to take any good hold in the midfield with Rice strangling Rodri all game, until Pep reverted to the box midfield like they always do. Player like Havertz can do well dropping deep than someone like Haaland to overload the midfield.

  3. I hope he does well ,but if he fails to live upto the hype I hope Arteta realises this and won’t just shoehorn him in the squad for the sake of his own ego ,we’ve seen it before .

    1. I hope he does well DK. It is just a strange signing that doesn’t make any sense on the face of it. We all want it to work though, just fail to be convinced.

  4. Gallas is no coach, the coach knows why he bought him. If Arteta has no concrete plan for him Arsenal wouldnt have paid that much to get him.
    For starters he did well against mancity, and any sensible fan will see that he will be valuable to this team as already shown with Jesus absence.
    He gives us another dimension and option which wasnt there last season

    1. Fantastic reaction, Kai is a different type of weapon for Arsenal. When used effectively, he will flourish…

  5. Am not sure Kia Havertz was ever in the gaffer’s plan, think he was astonished to find a 24 year old international with champions league experience available was just a little too good to be true.

    If things go as planned the gaffer could look like a genius again

    1. Lol,
      The First part of your Comment Contradicts the Second.😕
      And it’s the Part that hold True!
      Havertz was Free in the Market, a 24 Year old German International with a UCL winning goal and Real Madrid being Interested,
      And BOOM, Arteta sanctioned a 65million move for him, without thinking about the Position he would Play!
      Clearly an IMPULSE Buy! 😒

      1. Vinny

        A great deal of Arsenal fans are not convinced about Havertz, they will only buy it to him when we start winning with him in the side, but am please so far with his integration.

    1. Arteta could have bought Kudus for 30 million KNOWING he’s a backup to Saka but can play other positions.

      We would have saved 30 million, known the players position, instead Havertz position is unknown and know this

      Saka, Martinelli, Odegaard, and Jesus ALL HAD BETTER SEASONS than Havertz.

      Hope Havertz has to play his way in and not bench a better player to justify his price tag.

  6. Football is not only about scoring but winning: Kai won the game anyway and will win more in future. Havertz pressed well in the 1st half to prevent City from reaching Haaland. He had two attempts on goal which were saved, he did not shoot off target. I respect William Gallas coz he once played for my Favourite Club, but between him and Kai, I’d choose the German; he’s going to leave his mark on Arsenal and silence non-believers…

  7. What I see from Havertz is very encouraging. With Raya deal, it all seems to fit together. We have now 2 world class players up front when it comes to first touch and control, that’s Odegaard and Havertz. And with Havertz height and Raya’s long balls, it can be very tricky for teams to press really high up the pitch or they may get undone by a single pass to Havertz or Odegaard. And we have great pace in martinelli and Saka on the counter. I think we will see more of that this season. And Havertz is a kind of hybrid player who will slot well in any role required depending on the teams and their game plans. Much more mileage and relevance each game than a one dimensional striker.

  8. I’m seriously rooting for Havertz to succeed, I want this signing to work out so bad it hurts. I want to see us dominate the midfield when Zinny and Rice push up and Havertz hangs back, it should give us more control I see our numbers in possession building on last season’s. I’d also like to hear that Havertz is staying behnd after training to work on his shooting in and around the box, just 20 extra minutes after each session

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