“The Change From Chelsea to Arsenal Was worth it,” – Kai Havertz

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Former Chelsea player Kai Havertz who left the club last summer to join their London rivals Arsenal has spoken out on why he made the switch.

In a quote shared by Fabrizio Romano, Kai Havertz said his move to Arsenal was worth it. While not directly aiming a dig at his former club, the German attacking midfielder said Chelsea fans were angry that he left the club while Arsenal fans weren’t enthusiastic either but at least he has proven doubters wrong.

“The change from Chelsea to Arsenal was worth it.

“Chelsea fans were angry that I left, the Arsenal fans weren’t so enthusiastic either, because it didn’t go so well at the start.

“Then there is strength when the coach, teammates, and the people in your close environment stand by you and support you,” he said.

It was a slow start at the Emirates for Havertz following his £60m move from the Blues. However, the German roared to a superb end-of-the-campaign finish for the Gunners, scoring 13 goals with 7 assists in 37 Premier League appearances for the club.

He also scored one Champions League goal in 10 matches for the club. Before his Arsenal move, Havertz established himself as the Blues fans’ favorite with a sparkling career start in the Premier League. On his debut season with the Blues, the 24-year-old proved crucial for the London outfit, helping them to their second Champions League win in 2021. He scored the winning goal as the Blues edged out Manchester City to clinch the trophy.

Since the German’s 2021 World Cup final heroics, he earned a place in the pantheons of the club’s heroes and strongly endeared himself to the fans.

However, Kai Havertz’s Chelsea fortunes nosedived in his next two seasons with the club before finally deciding to take up a new challenge and restart his career elsewhere. Despite his 2021 Champions League heroics, Havertz was losing relevance as he struggled for form, hence his decision to seek a fresh start with Arsenal. He joined the club for £65m, signing a five-year contract, and has proved integral to the Gunners’ lineup.

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