Kai Havertz netted his inaugural goal for Arsenal in their match against Bournemouth on Saturday. The German international marked the Gunners’ third goal from the penalty spot, with Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, and Ben White also contributing to the scoreline.
In an interesting turn of events, it appears that Martin Odegaard may have played a pivotal role in Havertz’s goal. A circulating video suggests that Odegaard persuaded Gabriel Jesus to let Havertz take Arsenal’s second penalty against Bournemouth, enabling the German to score his first goal for the club.
Arsenal displayed an impressive performance at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday, securing a 4-0 victory over Bournemouth and keeping up with league leaders Man City. The match was particularly significant for Havertz, who scored his first goal for Arsenal since his high-profile transfer from Chelsea during the summer.
Havertz’s lack of goals for his new club had drawn criticism from fans. However, this changed at the Vitality Stadium when the former Chelsea star finally found the back of the net.
Bukayo Saka initiated Arsenal’s scoring spree in the 17th minute, followed by Odegaard who doubled their lead from the penalty spot just before halftime.
Shortly after the break, Arsenal was awarded another penalty. Initially, it seemed that Jesus would take it. However, a video circulating on social media shows Odegaard convincing Jesus to let Havertz take the shot instead. Havertz successfully converted the penalty into his first goal for Arsenal, bringing the score to 3-0.
Ben White sealed the victory for Arsenal by scoring their fourth and final goal of the match.