Kai Havertz’s stats during Arsenal vs Fulham have left everyone speechless.
Kai Havertz stats against Fulham— Scott Willis (@scottjwillis) August 26, 2023
20 - Pass Completed 87.0%
4 - Prog Passes
2 - OP KP
0.29 - xA
1 - Shot
0.47 - xG
3 - Prog Carries
3 - Prog Passes Received
4 - Touches in the box
1 - Tackles
1 - Blocked Passes
5 - Ball Recoveries
1 - Aerial Duel Won
0.3 - Goal Probability Added pic.twitter.com/joHHnLxEcJ
It is safe to say that Havertz did not have his best afternoon against Fulham, hence why Mikel Arteta brought on Fabio Vieira with more than 30 minutes to play.
TV presenter and Arsenal fan Piers Morgan said: “I don’t get Arteta changing our whole system to accommodate Havertz.
“Just isn’t working. Put Gabriel back in next to Saliba, move White to right back, and stick Partey in the middle where he belongs. And take off Havertz.”
However, Arteta defended Havertz during his post-match press conference.
He said: “I think he’s done good things today. It was tough for him in certain moments.
“He got in great areas again and the ball didn’t arrive, it didn’t arrive. A lot of situations he could have scored a lot of goals already and that’s the thing he is missing.”