After the Gunners produced a superb performance to leave the south coast with a 4-0 win and all three points, an Arsenal reporter stated this on ESPN after the Gunners returned home with the victory.
During the course of the game, Kai Havertz signed up for a membership with Arsenal. The German has had a rough start to his new life in North London, failing to live up to the expectations that were placed on him after his high-dollar move during the summer.
Havertz has been the target of a significant amount of criticism. It would appear that the players for Arsenal were ready to provide their teammate with a major morale boost throughout the course of the weekend.
At that point in the game, Arsenal was already up 2-0 when Ryan Christie made a poor challenge that brought Martin Odegard to the ground. The initial punishment for Odegaard’s infraction has already been served. And Bukayo Saka was the one to take their second spot-kick of the day.
Havertz was the recipient of the ball that Saka ultimately passed on to him. And the young man, aged 24, was successful in locating the lower right corner. It was clear that the goal meant a lot to all of his teammates, and they were all very excited about it. The supporters of Arsenal will be holding out hope that this will be a defining moment for the forward.
On the other side, Nicol thinks it was a horrible idea and that it might have easily resulted in a negative outcome for Arsenal if Havertz had missed the shot.
Saka or Odegaard will step up to the challenge if Arsenal’s existence hangs in the balance. Havertz is not going to take it lying down. As a result, the game is finished with a score of 2-0.
“What if he misses it, and Bournemouth scores two late goals?” “What if Bournemouth scores two late goals?” That is not your modus operandi at all. If you are the coach of a team and you allow things of this nature to occur, it will eventually extend to other areas. You need to be more specific. At the end of the day, orders are orders.
“Do you think that him scoring a goal there will change the way that he plays in the middle of the park?” Not at all, in fact. It’s not the right time for it.”
The risk taken by Gunners pays off.
It was a risky endeavor. Just try to picture the criticism that would have been directed at Arsenal and Havertz if the effort had been saved or missed. And if Bournemouth had managed to come away with something from the match, it would have gone much farther.
Arsenal would argue that they had no trouble competing against the team captained by Andoni Iraola. On the other hand, Nottingham Forest showed on the first day at the Emirates that a late goal can change the course of what seems like an easy victory.
Nonetheless, it was worthwhile in the long run. According to Transfermarket, Havertz has a really impressive record when it comes to the penalties he has faced during his career. It’s possible that Havertz’s form won’t change all that much as a result of this. On the other hand, when he scored, it was immediately apparent how much it meant to the guys in the team.
Arsenal has the potential to win the league with the kind of team spirit seen here.