Kai Havertz seems to have responded to his critics in a powerful way by scoring his first goal for Arsenal against the MLS All-Stars.
Since his transfer from Chelsea to Arsenal last month, Havertz has faced criticism for his underwhelming debut performance against FC Nurnberg.
Adding to the scrutiny, Havertz was mocked when he didn’t score any goals during the MLS All-Stars Cross & Volley Challenge earlier in the week.
His goal in the match against the MLS All-Stars appears to be a clear message to those who doubted him, demonstrating his ability to make an impact on the pitch and silence his haters.
After an ironic turn of events, Kai Havertz opened his Arsenal account by scoring a sensational volley against the MLS All-Stars, contributing to Mikel Arteta’s team securing a 5-0 victory.
Following his goal, Havertz used social media to send a strong message to those who have been critical of him.
While the exact content of his message is not specified, it can be inferred that he wanted to prove his worth and silence the doubters with his impressive performance and goal for Arsenal.
On Twitter, Havertz posted a picture of him scoring and wrote: “Hav that” alongside a target and a yawning emoji.
Hav that 🎯🥱 pic.twitter.com/WyvlA7sLct
— Kai Havertz (@kaihavertz29) July 20, 2023
Whilst on Instagram, the German wrote: “Really nice feeling to get my first@arsenalgoal! Thank you to the fans for the amazing support this week!”
Gunners boss Mikel Arteta spoke about Havertz’s versatility during his post match press conference, he said: “I think, again, it’s one of the main qualities he has. He gives us something very different with his quality and size as well, when you have to beat the press for example and use him as a target man.
“So, we will see – for now, he’s playing in the attacking midfield position, but I’m sure throughout the season and throughout games as well, we’re going to have the options to play him in different positions.”
Arteta also hinted at the importance of new signings being bedded in as quickly as possible, he added: “We have to find that fluidity within the game, and those relationships.
That’s something that is difficult to predict as a coach what’s going to work, but sometimes whether it’s on the pitch or sitting at the table, and they find that chemistry between them.”
Arsenal will take on Manchester United on Saturday before taking on Barcelona next Thursday.