Paul Merson can’t believe that Chelsea sold Kai Havertz

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Paul Merson says that he can’t believe that Chelsea have sold German forward Kai Havertz to their league rivals Arsenal this summer.

The 24-year-old completed the switch to the Emirates last week. Arsenal paid £65 million to bring Havertz this summer.

Havertz has largely struggled during his time at the Stanford Bridge, he joined them from Bayern Leverkusen in 2020. But Merson believes that the German international will prove to be a good signing for Arsenal. The Former manager even the criticised the decision to sell to a direct rival.

Paul Merson believes that Havertz will be good prospect for Arsenal and told Sportskeeda :-

“Kai Havertz is a good signing and he definitely improves Arsenal.

“He fell behind the eight ball last season, but that was the case for everyone at Chelsea.

“He looks a bit like Mesut Ozil in terms of his effortlessness on the ball, so if he’s not playing well, people sometimes think he isn’t bothered. It’s not like he’s not trying; it’s just how he plays football. When they’re winning, it’s elegant and classy but when they lose, fans will jump on him like a rash.

“Arsenal will look to compete in the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League next season, so they need options and a bit of unpredictability, something Havertz brings to the table thanks to his skill set and versatility.

“It’s a clever signing by the club that allows them to mix it up slightly. When they buy players, there’s a thinking behind it, so I have a good feeling about this one. I’m absolutely astonished Chelsea sold him to Arsenal, I find it extraordinary, to be honest.

“I know they’re trying to balance their books by offloading a few players, but I personally don’t get how it makes sense to sell important players to direct Premier League top-six rivals.”

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