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Kai Havertz finally scores his first goal for Arsenal, it was the loudest cheer of the afternoon

Kai Havertz finally scores his first goal for Arsenal, it was the loudest cheer of the afternoon

Arsenal playmaker Kai Havertz scored his first goal for the club in their Premier League clash against Bournemouth on Saturday.

Kai Havertz has finally opened his account for Arsenal after he converted from the penalty spot in their Premier League clash against Bournemouth.

For the first time this season, the 24-year-old playmaker, who joined Mikel Arteta's side from Chelsea this summer for a reported £65 million, found the back of the net.

Gunners captain Martin Odegaard was brought down in the box by Ryan Christie and the ball was soon handed to Havertz with 53 minutes played.

After such a baron run in front of goal, it must have been a nervy moment for the German.

But after composing himself for a few seconds, he calmly slotted past Bournemouth goalkeeper Neto before being mobbed by his teammates, who were clearly delighted after going 3-0 up.

His first goal in 21 club games was also greeted with a loud cheer from Arsenal's travelling supporters as they chanted his name to Shakira's hit song Waka Waka.

Ahead of kick-off, Gunners manager Mikel Arteta backed Havertz to come good, despite a far-from-ideal start to life in North London.

“We’re trying to help him as much as possible,” he said in his pre-match press conference. “We want to give him the tools and minutes to showcase his talent.

"There are parts of his game that he’s doing exceptionally well, but there are also areas that he needs to continue working on.”

When asked if he will play his way into form, Arteta added: "Yes. He needs to play within the team because the amount of time that he's played with these forward players is three or four times, and we're going to have to carry on doing that.

"We certainly try to give him as much support and confidence as we possibly can because that's going to help him for sure."

Bukayo Saka opened the scoring for last season's title challengers before Martin Odegaard doubled their lead with 44 minutes played.

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Topics: Kai Havertz, Arsenal, Bournemouth, Premier League