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Arsenal confirm signing of Kai Havertz from Chelsea

Ryan Smart

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Arsenal confirm signing of Kai Havertz from Chelsea

Arsenal have announced that they have completed the signing of Kai Havertz from Chelsea.

The Germany international becomes the Gunners' first signing of the summer transfer window, with previous reports claiming that both clubs had agreed a deal worth £65 million.

Havertz completed the first part of his medical last week, as per Fabrizio Romano, and his first club interview was even 'leaked' online earlier on Wednesday.

The German will once again wear the number 29 shirt, as he did at both Chelsea and Bayer Leverkusen.

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Havertz arrives at the Emirates Stadium keen to add to his trophy cabinet, which contains the 2021 Champions League crown after he scored the winning goal in the final against Manchester City.

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His three-year stint at Stamford Bridge has now come to a close, with Havertz preparing to start a new chapter with one of the Blues' London rivals.

He will play Champions League football next season, with Arsenal having qualified for the competition for the first time in seven years.

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Arsenal confirm Kai Havertz signing

On their official website, Arsenal confirmed that Havertz has signed a 'long-term' contract with the club.

Manager Mikel Arteta stated: "Kai is a player of top quality. He has great versatility and is an intelligent player. He will bring a huge amount of extra strength to our midfield and variety to our play.

"We welcome Kai and his family to Arsenal Football Club and we are all excited to start working with him when we start pre-season training soon."

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Havertz added: "The mentality in the Arsenal squad is very high and you can feel that. That was one of the reasons why it has been so hard to play against Arsenal recently.

"The aim is to win trophies and I'm going to give everything to do that for the supporters and everyone at the club. I'm now looking forward to meeting all the players and the staff when we come back for pre-season."

Havertz could be followed through the door at the Emirates Stadium by Declan Rice. The Daily Mail report that the Gunners have agreed a deal in principle to sign the West Ham captain for £105 million.

Featured Image Credit: Arsenal

Topics: Arsenal, Chelsea, Kai Havertz, Premier League, Transfers

Ryan Smart
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