Paul Merson compares Chelsea star to Arsenal outcast

Paul Merson slams Kai Havertz and compares him to Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil.

Summer signing Kai Havertz has struggled to make an impact at the Premier League since his arrival from Bayer Leverkusen with a £72m transfer fee.

He has made nine Premier League outings scoring only once and is yet to justify his big-money move.

Merson told the Star: “Kai Havertz looks like Mesut Ozil at the moment. A major talent, but when he loses the ball, he doesn’t try to win it back.

“Ozil used to get major stick because he didn’t always seem interested. But Havertz looks like that sometimes now as well.

“He looks like he’s out of his depth or doesn’t really want to be here. But you have to remember this is a young player who’s come to a different country.

“I think he’s struggling at the moment and he needs to come off the bench for a few games against tiring teams, get his confidence back.”


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