Kai Havertz scored during Arsenal’s 6-0 rout of Lens, and Mikel Arteta revealed a key change in the German after his second goal in as many games.
The German player, who cost £65 million to sign with Arsenal in the summer, has struggled to establish himself at the club. But during the past few games, the 24-year-old has become an increasingly valuable player of Arteta’s team. Explaining Havertz’s current form resurgence, the Spaniard pointed to an improvement in confidence after he scored twice in two games after the game’s late winner against Brentford.
“He’s becoming better and better, he’s more confident,” Arteta said to club media. “His two goals, two very important goals as well, because one won us the game and today he opened the scoring. His overall contribution again was really, really good.”
Havertz won three of four aerial duals and made two important passes in a performance that has many Gunners supporters buzzing. He has made 21 appearances total across all competitions, tallying three goals and one assist so far.
The 24-year-old will now play when the Gunners play Wolves on Saturday, December 2, in an attempt to extend their advantage atop the Premier League standings.