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Gallas sceptical of Havertz's Impact at Arsenal

Arsenal's Kai Havertz Under Scrutiny: Gallas Questions Impact

Former Arsenal captain William Gallas has expressed his reservations about Kai Havertz's performance at the Emirates, suggesting that the German midfielder has yet to make a significant impression in an Arsenal shirt.

Gallas was candid in his assessment ahead of Arsenal's visit to Stamford Bridge this weekend. The Frenchman told Lord Ping as the Mail Sport quoted: "I’m not impressed with Kai Havertz so far. He’s done nothing since he joined Arsenal. He may have scored, but that was only because Martin Odegaard let him take a penalty! Havertz hasn’t done anything yet, and I think he’s in trouble."

Arsenal's recent 1-0 victory over Manchester City before the international break has put them level on points with their north London rivals, Tottenham, at the top of the Premier League table. However, there are lingering doubts about whether Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah will be prolific enough in front of goal to secure the club's first league title in two decades this season.

Gallas firmly believes that Arsenal should have made a substantial investment in a goal-scorer during the summer transfer window. He is sceptical about Havertz's ability to consistently find the back of the net and elevate the club to the next level, especially following their second-place finish in the previous season.

"I don’t think Arsenal should have signed Kai Havertz. I think that was a mistake," Gallas remarked. "If you spent £60 million on a striker, you expect them to score at least 15 goals in a season! I don’t think that’ll happen."

Gallas points out the urgency for results in modern football, saying: "Arsenal don’t have time! The season may be long, but clubs need results straight away. Havertz was at Chelsea for three years and knows the Premier League well. It may take a while to settle into a new team, but he already lived in London! Players need to adapt immediately – they don’t have time."

Only time will tell whether Havertz can silence his critics and make a lasting impact in the red half of North London.

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