Arsenal have signed midfielder Kai Havertz ahead of the 2023-24 English Premier League.
Havertz previously played for Chelsea. He was with Chelsea for three seasons after joining from Bayer Leverkusen in the German Bundesliga.
What Havertz said
“It’s super exciting for me to be joining this amazing club and to be part of the Arsenal family. This club has such a big history, and I hope we can achieve a lot of things,” said Havertz.
“The mentality in the Arsenal squad is very high and you can feel that. That was one of the reasons why it has been so hard to play against Arsenal recently.
“The aim is to win trophies and I’m going to give everything to do that for the supporters and everyone at the club. I’m now looking forward to meeting all the players and the staff when we come back for pre-season.”
Arteta on Havertz
The 24-year-old Havertz has been capped 35 times by Germany – and scored 13 goals – in international football.
“Kai is a player of top quality. He has great versatility and is an intelligent player. He will bring a huge amount of extra strength to our midfield and variety to our play,” added Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta.
“We welcome Kai and his family to Arsenal Football Club and we are all excited to start working with him when we start pre-season training soon.”
Arsenal’s recent record
Arsenal ended the 2022-23 EPL in second position, behind champions Manchester City. Arsenal have qualified for next season’s UEFA Champions League.
Arsenal sporting director Edu said: “We’re excited to bring Kai to the club and great work by everyone to get this deal complete. Kai is an exciting addition to our squad, who will bring great attacking quality and versatility.
“As an experienced 24-year-old, his signing represents another important step in strengthening our young core of talented players we have at Arsenal. We look forward to working with Kai.”