Today at Bournemouth, Arsenal prevailed, continuing their stellar play in both the Premier League and Europe.
The Gunners defeated the Cherries handily, winning 4-0 in the end. Martin Odegaard and Bukayo Saka were crucial once more. But Kai Havertz’s first goal for the Gunners was the actual highlight of the day.
Finally, Martin Odegaard displayed dignity as the team’s captain by ensuring Havertz soaked up the applause from the crowd.
Kai Havertz is urged by Martin Odegaard to join the Arsenal fans in celebrating.
Odegaard is seen pushing the German forward towards the Arsenal supporters in the away end in a video clip that is making the rounds on social media.
To be fair to the Gunners supporters, they do show Havertz some respect and love. Undoubtedly, this may be a pivotal moment for the £65 million signing.
Havertz to start
Everyone who plays forward will tell you that a goal can make a significant difference, and Havert’s penalty kick today very well may be crucial.
Since joining Arsenal, the German has been out of sorts. However, Mikel Arteta insists he will be fine, and today, now that he has scored a goal, may be a turning moment.
Havertz has demonstrated his class on occasion for Chelsea and is aware of it. Consistency and often having an impact on games are crucial for him.
Odegaard, on the other hand, is simply a class act. Even though he performed exceptionally well today, he made sure Havertz received the praise.
A true captain’s performance on the pitch, as well as an outstanding one off it.