According to Romano's insight in CaughtOffside, Havertz has been inundated with messages from Arsenal players, fostering a strong off-field connection even before his official transfer to the club. Romano stated, "Havertz believes that playing for Mikel Arteta and Arsenal is the best project, not just in England, but throughout the whole of Europe. He thinks Arteta's style, ideas, and plans will only help make him a better player."
The deal between Arsenal and Chelsea has been valued at approximately £65 million and is expected to be officially announced next week, marking an important milestone for both clubs. Havertz's decision to leave Chelsea comes after a somewhat challenging period in the Premier League, where he struggled to meet the high expectations that accompanied his £71 million transfer from Bayer Leverkusen in 2021.
Despite his initial difficulties, Havertz displayed his potential on the grandest stage, scoring the winning goal in the 2021 Champions League final against Manchester City. Now, the 23-year-old midfielder aims to reignite his career under the guidance of Arsenal's head coach, Mikel Arteta and believes the club's vision aligns with his ambitions.
Arsenal's pursuit of Havertz reflects their proactive approach in the ongoing transfer market. The Gunners are reportedly engaged in advanced negotiations to secure the services of West Ham midfielder Declan Rice for a potential fee that could exceed £100 million. Furthermore, Arsenal is also in talks with Ajax to acquire defender Jurrien Timber, and a second bid for the player is on the horizon.
The acquisition of Havertz represents a significant coup for Arsenal and demonstrates their commitment to revitalizing the squad. With the talented German midfielder onboard, the Gunners aim to forge a strong team under Arteta's guidance, hoping to challenge for major honors both domestically and in European competitions.
As the transfer window progresses, Arsenal supporters eagerly anticipate the official announcement of Kai Havertz's arrival, as the club continues to strengthen its ranks for the upcoming season.">