Arsenal’s new £65million signing Kai Havertz has trained with his teammates for the first time.

Arsenal’s new £65million signing Kai Havertz has trained with his teammates for the first time.

The Germany international spent three largely frustrating years at Stamford Bridge where he showed only fleeting glimpses of his true potential.

Havertz, however, was not deemed ready to feature in Saturday’s behind closed doors friendly against Watford which ended in a 1-1 draw.

Ismael Kone opened the scoring for the Championship side shortly before the break only for Marquinhos, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Norwich, to level the game from close range after Amario Cozier-Duberry’s shot was saved.

Havertz could be ready for next week’s friendly against Nurnberg in Germany and Arteta is relishing the prospect of working with the 24-year-old.

‘Kai is a player of top quality,’ Arteta said of his new signing. ‘He has great versatility and is an intelligent player.

‘He will bring a huge amount of extra strength to our midfield and variety to our play.

‘We welcome Kai and his family to Arsenal Football Club and we are all excited to start working with him when we start pre-season training soon.’

 

 

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