Kai Havertz scored just seven goals in Premier League last season.
Arsenal’s latest signing Kai Havertz admits the “energy” surrounding Arsenal last season thanks to the team’s exciting brand of football made him want to join the club.
The ex-Chelse man becomes another player to leave the club. He joined Arsenal for £65m last month and made his first outing in an Arsenal shirt in the 1-1 friendly draw with FC Nürnberg in Germany.
The German came off the bench during the game and afterwards said it was a “dream” to wear the Arsenal shirt.
“I’m very happy. It’s a very big club and now for me to play here is of course a dream and I’m happy to be in this group,” he said.
“I think I’ve been here four days and already I feel very welcome.
“You’ve seen already what Arsenal have achieved last year. It’s a young group and from outside, when I watched them last year it was always fun to watch them.
“I felt the energy behind the club. It’s a historic club and it’s just great now to be here and hopefully we’re going to have a great time and achieve a lot of things.
“From the outside it always looked like a big family and I felt the energy when we played against them also. It was always so tough to play against them because you felt the togetherness of the players and now to be in there, I think from the first second I felt very welcome from the boys.
“Last year it was very close, from the outside I thought they were going to make it. When you are a part of the group you want to achieve the biggest things and of course that’s one of the goals (winning the Premier League).”
The 24-year-old scored just seven goals in Premier League as the West London club slumped to a 12th-place finish.
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