Transfer: Arteta has signed the next Van Persie – Sagnaa
Former Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna sees the potential for Kai Havertz to become the next Robin van Persie at the club. Havertz recently joined Arsenal from London rivals Chelsea in a £65 million deal, making a significant move across the city.
While Havertz had a three-year stint with Chelsea, his performances were subject to criticism due to a perceived lack of goals and assists. He played in various positions under different managers during his time at Stamford Bridge, leading to mixed opinions about his impact.
However, Sagna has expressed confidence in Havertz’s abilities, particularly when deployed as a number nine, a position in which he showed promise even against physically imposing defenders. Sagna compared Havertz to the former Arsenal star Van Persie, praising his ability to use his body effectively, contribute with crosses, and showcase strong technical skills.
Sagna’s endorsement of Havertz provides optimism for Arsenal fans, and if Havertz can follow in the footsteps of a player of Van Persie’s caliber, it could be a significant boost to the Gunners’ attacking prowess.