The Gunners boss was frustrated after his side were held to a 2-2 draw at Fulham and insists the German attacker will come good

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has defended under-fire attacker Kai Havertz following another disappointing display for the German and says the Gunners ‘should have scored seven’ in Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Fulham.

Havertz has been criticised by fans following his move from Chelsea and three games into his Arsenal career, it is still unclear how he fits in to the team.

“That’s more I think the demands of everybody to play forward and to impact the game in the final third because we had the urgency to win.”

And asked if he thought Havertz would win over the fans, he said: “Yes I think so. I think he’s done already really good things.

“Today it was tough in certain moments. He got in great areas and the ball didn’t arrive. In a lot of situations he should have scored a lot of goals already this season. That’s the thing that is missing there.”

Day. “You make life really difficult for yourself. But the team reacted really well. We dominated the game and created countless chances and should have scored five, six, seven goals easily.

“And when you have done the most difficult thing which is to get back ahead against a team that is well organised, you have to defend your box from one corner. It is the only chance they have and you get punished.

“Yet still you get another two chances and don’t score – that is the story of the game. The amount of things we did to merit to win the game comfortably, we end up with one point. We have to show another level of commitment and desire and ‘over my dead body’. With 10 men, you cannot concede a goal.”

About The Author

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *