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Former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves recently showered praise on Kai Havertz for his decisive role in securing Arsenal’s victory against Brentford last Saturday. Havertz, a versatile German international, emerged from the bench to score a late header, propelling Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal to the summit of the Premier League table.
Hargreaves, speaking on Premier League Productions, commended Havertz’s versatility, describing him as a ‘really talented’ player capable of handling ‘five positions.’ However, Hargreaves also expressed concern, suggesting that Havertz might not be aware of his optimal position, a crucial aspect he needs to address for sustained consistency.
Despite facing early skepticism and verbal criticism following his high-profile transfer from Chelsea in the summer, Havertz showcased his best moment yet in an Arsenal shirt with this match-winning contribution.
Discussing Havertz’s versatility, Hargreaves highlighted the player’s recent stint as a left-back or wing-back for Germany and his role as a center-forward against Brentford. He emphasized Havertz’s unique skill set, including underrated heading ability, making him a standout performer capable of occupying multiple positions, from right winger to number ten.
However, Hargreaves stressed the importance of defining Havertz’s primary position, stating, “At some point, someone needs to say ‘Kai, we need you to play there.’” Despite his natural inclination toward the number ten role, challenges arise with competition from Odegaard in that position.
This pivotal moment, where Havertz secured a late goal, holds significance for the player’s Arsenal career. Hargreaves acknowledged the unfair criticism directed at Havertz, emphasizing that judgments should be reserved for the end of the season, a period when Arsenal aims for Premier League glory.
As Arsenal currently leads the charge at the top of the league table, Havertz’s contributions, especially in a defined role, could prove instrumental in their pursuit of silverware. The challenges and uncertainties surrounding Havertz’s position only add to the intrigue of his evolving role within the team.