Kai Havertz had a mixed performance in the MLS All-Stars Skill Challenge. After impressing in the touch challenge and scoring two goals for Arsenal, he struggled in the cross and volley drill. It was a disappointing display for the £65 million signing from Chelsea, as he failed to score a single goal in the event.
In this challenge, Havertz had 60 seconds to try and surpass Christian Benteke’s tally of 30 goals. However, he struggled to threaten goalkeeper Roman Burki and his last attempt hit the post. Folarin Balogun scored three goals for Arsenal, but it was Denis Bouanga who secured the win for the MLS team with a tally of 95 points.
Havertz’s performance left social media in disbelief, with Arsenal fans expressing their disappointment. Some suggested that he should be played in midfield instead. The German player’s failure to score in the challenge was met with embarrassment, and fans joked about wanting their money back from Chelsea.
Despite his poor showing in the Skill Challenge, Havertz is expected to start against the MLS All-Stars. He will be hoping to silence his critics and prove himself on the field.
Arsenal fans have watched on in despair this week following a concerning cross and volley challenge involving star signing Kai Havertz.
The young German joined the Gunners in a big money move this summer, with his arrival creating a great deal of excitement amongst supporters of the north London team.
However, Havertz was shown up in a 1 v 1 drill against fellow midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles, and it has left Arsenal fans worried as to what it means for his future development.
The 21-year-old failed to make a considerable impact as he attempted to volley away a cross delivered by Maitland-Niles, with the youngster fumbling the ball and losing the duel.
Looking back, the situation could have turned out worse for Havertz, and he could do well to learn from it and move on.
Nevertheless, it was a reminder of how much he still has to improve if he is to be a success at the Emirates Stadium.
The opportunity to prove himself to his new supporters is likely to come soon, but he needs to hit the ground running or risk falling out of favour.
Arsenal supporters are eagerly awaiting the chance to see more from their new signing on the pitch, and a speedy return to form holds the key if he is to live up to the hype.
It remains to be seen if Havertz can deliver in the coming weeks, but for Arsenal fans, the message is clear: ‘We are in trouble’.