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Jamie O’Hara identifies the weak link in Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal team

Jamie O’Hara identifies the weak link in Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal team

Jamie O’Hara asserts that Kai Havertz is finding it challenging to make a significant impact for Arsenal, as evidenced by his lackluster performance in the recent match against Burnley.

Despite being included in Mikel Arteta’s starting lineup for the 3-1 win on Saturday, Havertz failed to make a noteworthy contribution and was substituted before the 60-minute mark.

Since his £65 million transfer from Chelsea to Arsenal, Kai Havertz has recorded only one goal and one assist in 19 appearances across all competitions for the north London club.


His lone goal was a penalty scored during a comfortable 4-0 victory against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.

O’Hara has strongly criticized the former Bayer Leverkusen star, offering a harsh assessment of his contributions.

Speaking on Talksport, the former Tottenham star said: “Kai Havertz is really struggling to do anything in this Arsenal side. He got dragged after 59 minutes today. He just looks so off the pace.”

Despite another challenging performance from Havertz, Arsenal’s manager, Arteta, continued to support his struggling forward.

However, he acknowledged the need for more goals from the German in the future. Following the victory over Burnley, Arteta stated: “I don’t know. I can tell you that I’m really pleased with the way he’s [Havertz] performing.

“Obviously, looking at the numbers, just specifically the numbers of what he’s producing in front of goal, those have to be improved and we have to improve them, but in many other areas of the pitch, what he gives to the team at the moment is really important.”

Despite Kai Havertz struggling to find his top goal-scoring form at Arsenal, he has earned a place in the Germany squad for the upcoming international break. The national team, known as Die Mannschaft, is scheduled to play friendly matches against both Turkey and Austria.

At the age of 24, Havertz has accumulated 40 international caps and scored 13 goals for Germany. However, he has not been able to find the back of the net in his last five appearances for his country.

After the international break, Arsenal is set to face a favorable series of fixtures, providing Kai Havertz with an opportunity to break his poor form.

The upcoming matches include an away game against Brentford, followed by a return Champions League clash with Lens at the Emirates Stadium.

Subsequent to these fixtures, Arsenal is scheduled to play against Wolves and newly-promoted Luton before a mid-December encounter with Aston Villa, which will mark a reunion with former manager Unai Emery.

Jamie O’Hara identifies the weak link in Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal team

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