Pundit explains what Havertz’s failure will cost Mikel Arteta

Gabby Agbonlahor believes that Mikel Arteta’s standing with the Arsenal board could be compromised if Kai Havertz fails to live up to expectations at the club.

The German midfielder made a surprising move to Arsenal in the last transfer window, which left many fans puzzled about the decision. Havertz had struggled at Chelsea and faced uncertainty about his best role at the Blues, yet Arteta considered him the right fit for his team and brought him to the Emirates.

Havertz has faced difficulties since he arrived at Arsenal, which was the anticipation of many fans and pundits. The pressure is mounting for the German international to demonstrate his worth.

While Arsenal continues to invest in improving their squad, Agbonlahor suggests that if Havertz doesn’t meet expectations, the club’s board might start questioning Arteta’s ability to make significant signings.

He tells Football Insider:

“We could see Havertz come into the side more and more with Jesus out injured.

“They really need to play him. I’ve said that I wouldn’t play him, but that’s just my point of view.

“But when you put your neck on the line and spend so much money on a player, you have to play him.

“Otherwise the Arsenal board will decide that Arteta can’t be trusted with big money again.”

Just Arsenal Opinion

Havertz has made a horrific start to his spell and perhaps the most annoying part of his struggle is that Arsenal fans predicted this will happen.

It does not seem like he will get better, but we have to keep our fingers crossed on that. 

Tags Gabriel Agbonlahor Kai Havertz


  1. “Nothing good comes out of Chelsea for us” But did Arteta not know this before he made Chelsea to laugh to the bank with the £67m plus that he had Arsenal paid them to sign Havertz.
    Being a top coach at a big club side of Arsenal stature, Arteta should have known better. That signing a tall elegant looking payer but who seldom score goals nor provide assists will not help his Gunnersl team to win laurels for Arsenal FC.
    Should Arteta have had Arsenal signed James Maddison formally at Leicester but now at Tottenham Hs? Yes! I suppose so.
    Us already do know that not all transfers work. Some do but some don’t. But if Havertz fails at Arsenal this season in addition to Fabio Vieira whose signing somehow is looking like a fail signing by Arsenal. And should Arsenal failed to win the Epl or Ucl or both this season. The Arsenal Board under the leadership of the ownership of the Kroenke family may start asking Arteta tough questions. And when that start to happen, the next thing that may follow is any one’s guess.

  2. Kai not fit to start. Kudus was a better option. Arsenal should go for Luise at Aston Villa then give Rise further mid field role.

  3. Where are the Kai Haverz apologists?
    The bloke is a total waste of space and a waste of money. We stupidly gave him a penalty to boost his confidence but we cant do anything to boost his ability. Chelsea laughing all the way to the bank.

  4. I’ve said it from the start Arteta and Edu are amateurs when it comes to top flight football. They are both inexperienced and it shows in many ways including purchasing players, team selection, tactics etc etc. It won’t be long before the board wake up and realise artery’s is Not Arsenals saviour . He will be gone within 2 seasons and then, hopefully we bring on a more experienced manager .

Comments are closed

Top Blog Sponsors