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Kai Havertz reacts to recent criticism with social media post after scoring first Arsenal goal

Kai Havertz reacts to recent criticism with social media post after scoring first Arsenal goal

Kai Havertz opened his Arsenal account on Wednesday night

Kai Havertz has hit back at critics after scoring his first goal for Arsenal against the MLS All-Stars.

Since signing for the club from Chelsea last month, Havertz has come under criticism after an underwhelming debut against FC Nurnberg.

Earlier in the week, Havertz was mocked after he failed to score a single goal during the MLS All-Stars Cross & Volley Challenge.

However, the German ironically opened his Arsenal account against the MLS All-Stars by scoring a brilliant volley to make it 5-0 to Mikel Arteta’s men.

On the back of his goal, Havertz took to social media to send a strong message to people that have been criticising him.

On Twitter, Havertz posted a picture of him scoring and wrote: “Hav that” alongside a target and a yawning emoji.

Havertz later replied to the tweet saying: "But in all seriousness.. Really nice feeling to get my first @arsenal goal! 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.

Featured Image Credit: Arsenal/Getty

Topics: Kai Havertz, Arsenal, Football