Arteta offers bizarre metaphor for Kai Havertz’s struggles at Arsenal

4 September 2023 - 8:59 am

Kai Havertz has been largely invisible in his four starts for Arsenal so far, with fans wondering why Mikel Arteta keeps playing him.

The 24-year-old seems chronically unable to score a goal, comically missing a sitter in the first half against the Red Devils.

Speaking with Sky Sports after the United game, the Spaniard used a bizarre metaphor of his struggles in front of goal — that of Arteta wooing his wife.

“I said to him yesterday, things are a little bit hard at the beginning,” Arteta is quoted by the Metro.

“When I met my wife at the beginning it was hard to conquer her. I had to try, and message, and go and go and when she said “yes I want to be together” then it’s beautiful.

“If she said yes on the first day then it’s not that great, so it’s good. I think the crowd was really good with him today.”

Mikel was then asked to say what he did to win over his wife: “Being persistent and determined, I think that was it.”

So, Kai, be persistent and determined. And don’t fluff easy chances.