Arsenal's manager, Mikel Arteta has been praised for his role in the recent resurgence of Kai Havertz, a player who has significantly improved since joining Arsenal. Havertz, who suffered a difficult spell at Chelsea, has found new life at the Emirates, scoring two goals in two recent games.
Former Arsenal player, Emmanuel Petit, credits Arteta and the Arsenal team for Havertz's turnaround. According to Petit, the supportive environment at Arsenal and the player-friendly dressing room have proved beneficial for Havertz. Petit noted that Havertz has thrived in multiple roles this season, but emphasized that the key to sustained success would be identifying his best position.
Arteta's Management and VAR Views
Arteta's management style has been commended by Petit, especially in the way he has handled Havertz. Petit believes Havertz still needs time before he fully shines, but has faith in Arteta's ability to bring out the best in him. Arteta also shared his thoughts on VAR, acknowledging the technology's flaws but advocating for its continued use and improvement.
Upcoming Challenges and Team Confidence
Arteta, aware of an upcoming challenge against Wolves, who have shown strong performances against top teams, remains confident in his squad's abilities. Gabriel Jesus expressed confidence in his scoring abilities, despite rumors of Arsenal seeking new forwards during the January transfer window. Arsenal's captain, Martin Odegaard, echoed this sentiment, showing faith in his new midfield partner, Declan Rice.
Other Football News
In other sports news, Manchester United manager Ten Hag continued to support goalkeeper Andre Onana, despite his recent mistakes, citing statistics that rank him as the second-best goalkeeper in preventing goals in the Premier League. Jacob Brown of Luton Town praised the unwavering support of their fans, attributing it to their strong performances. In the world of tennis, Hong Kong tennis star Coleman Wong was defeated in the semifinals of the ATP Challenger event in Japan but is anticipated to climb the world rankings.