Since joining Arsenal, Kai Havertz hasn’t had the best of experiences.
In all honesty, three years into English football, we’re still trying to understand what kind of player Havertz is. The German has failed to score or pick up an assist for the Gunners.
The 24-year-old plays a sort of in-between position where he does a little bit of everything and a lot of nothing because he is neither a midfielder nor a striker.
David Hillier, a former Arsenal midfielder, likened Havertz to Mason Mount on Off The Ball, asserting that the two play very similar positions but, more importantly, that Havertz is a much better player than Mount.
Havertz judged the German better than Mount Hillier did.
“Havertz is a mystery; he has all the talent, he uses the ball well, and right now he’s a terrific continuity player, but goals and assists haven’t really materialised for him. He kind of fits the Mason Mount mould, but he’s a lot better player than that. Hillier advised him to focus on his game instead of what is going on around him.
We can’t help but feel that this is cruel, even though Mason Mount may not have been at his best during the past few months.
Remember that for a while these two played together for Chelsea, and Mount consistently outperformed Havertz throughout that period.
As Hillier notes, Havertz is a player who is a mystery. If he were to develop to his full potential, he might become a star. However, at the moment, he makes Arsenal seem foolish, and it’s difficult to argue that he is significantly better than Mason Mount or any other member of the Premier League.