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Arteta believes that Havertz can succeed, so why shouldn’t Arsenal fans?

Arteta and Havertz

Arsenal’s transfer strategy has been increasingly characterized by buying players for their potential rather than their current ability level under Arteta’s supervision. This method has occasionally resulted in the club, Edu, and Mikel Arteta being chastised for the transactions they execute.

Ben White’s £50 million move from Brighton to Arsenal in 2021 is a prime example of a move that many missed. Some Arsenal fans were concerned about paying such a high fee for a Brighton player at the time.

Aside from White’s signing in the same transfer window, those Gooners who wanted James Maddison to join and take over the playmaker role were disappointed when Martin Odegaard was instead signed for £30 million.

The signing of goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale for £24 million sparked similar outrage, despite the fact that he had previously been relegated from the Premier League.

Manchester City rejected Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko for a combined fee of £75 million, and some fans and media outlets chastised Arsenal for doing so.

Fortunately, when you read this, I believe you agree that each of the above-mentioned transfers now makes sense; these players have excelled.

At the Emirates Stadium, there is a lot of hope and anticipation that Kai Havertz, one of this summer’s big acquisitions whose contract was formally confirmed on Wednesday night, will follow in the footsteps of Declan Rice.

Arsenal is paying more than £60 million for the German in the hope of making him more effective than he was at Stamford Bridge, rather than trying to replace the guy who played for Chelsea last season.

The purchase of Havertz demonstrates confidence in the German international. It also demonstrates how much Arsenal still believes in Arteta and how much the manager trusts in his on-field performance.

Arteta believes in Havertz’s ability to succeed, so why shouldn’t we?