Mikel Arteta Pushes Kai Havertz Towards Arsenal Fans After Ending Goal Drought vs Brentford

Mikel Arteta Pushes Kai Havertz Towards Arsenal Fans After Ending Goal Drought vs Brentford

Fred Kennedy
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Kai Havertz was Arsenal's match hero during their Premier League clash against Brentford
  • The 24-year-old came off the bench to score the winner in the 89th minute of the match
  • Havertz's goal was enough to send the Gunners to the summit of the Premier League table

Mikel Arteta has warmed hearts for his class gesture towards Kai Havertz after he scored the winning goal for Arsenal against Brentford.

Havertz started the Saturday match from the bench before he was introduced in the second half, with the scores still 0-0.

Kai Havertz celebrates Arsenal's win after their Premier League match at the Gtech Community Stadium. Photo by Andrew Matthews.
Kai Havertz celebrates Arsenal's win after their Premier League match at the Gtech Community Stadium. Photo by Andrew Matthews.
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The former Chelsea star emerged the match hero by scoring a last-gasp winner to send the Gunners to the summit of the Premier League standings.

According to Sportbible, Havertz rose high to head the ball into the back of the net in the 89th minute of the encounter.

Incidentally, this was the 24-year-old's first open-play goal for the Gunners since he joined them from rivals Chelsea in the summer.

Arteta pushes Havertz to supporters

The crucial goal came at a time when the Germany international had endured widespread criticism from Arsenal fans, owing to his struggles since he joined them.

Arteta ensured the ex-Chelsea ace received an ovation from the travelling fans shortly after the match by getting him in a headlock before pushing him to the supporters, per ESPN.

The Spaniard's heartwarming gesture earned him praise from fans, with @TalemSeko posting:

"Arteta keeps trusting him .. He then pays the trust at the right time .. this has to be applauded."

@GhostRMCF noted:

"Arteta must be feeling like a proud father now."

@brodamike07 concluded:

"Arteta might be the best coach for Kai. He is a great player and Arsenal fans should trust the process."

Haverzt sends fans message

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Havertz has sent fans a heartwarming message after he helped Arsenal climb to the top of the Premier League table.

The German star has endured a frustrating start to life since he swapped Chelsea for the Gunners in the summer.

The north Londoners forked out an eyewatering £65m to land the services of the 24-year-old on a five-year deal.

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