A clip of Kai Havertz’s first interview as an Arsenal player has been leaked – although his transfer has not yet been officially announced.
The 24-year-old German striker is on the verge of a £65million move from Chelsea to the Gunners.
We revealed the first part of his medical was completed before a photo of Havertz smiling while wearing Arsenal’s 2023/24 home shirt made the rounds on social media.
Although still awaiting official confirmation from either club, the move is pretty much complete.
And now footage of Havertz in the Arsenal red shirts has surfaced on Twitter, expressing his delight at joining Mikel Arteta’s young squad in north London.
He said: “For me personally, it’s super exciting. I’m so glad to join this amazing club.
“This club has such a big history and I hope we can achieve a lot. I’m looking forward to getting to know the players and the staff, it’s going to be exciting.”
He continued: “You can see the team’s family mentality on the pitch and I think they have that off the pitch too.”
“The team mentality in the squad is very, very high and you can feel that. That was one of the reasons it was so difficult to play against Arsenal.
“And of course there are so many talented players and, you know, there’s also a lot of room to do great things.”
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Havertz had a tough season at Stamford Bridge last season but was still the Blues’ top scorer with nine goals in all competitions.
The former Leverkusen native was a fan favorite in west London due to his Champions League win over Manchester City in 2021.
And he can’t wait to be back at it this season after the Gunners sealed their return to Europe’s top club tournament by finishing second in the Premier League last season.
Havertz said: “I think the Champions League is a special tournament and I think every footballer just loves to play there.
“I was lucky enough to win the trophy and for me it was the best feeling I’ve ever had.
“So it’s very exciting for me to play there with Arsenal again next season.”
The video also revealed that Havertz will continue to wear his favorite number at the Emirates.
Discussing why he likes the number 29 jersey, he added: “I’ve had it for many years now. I made the decision when I started my career in Germany. It has always brought me happiness ever since.
“You know, when I turned pro, I took it because it has some history with my brother. We always took it when we played some video games together.
“Since then I’ve just taken it and for me it’s the perfect number and I love wearing it again in a red shirt.”
Havertz has signed all the necessary documents with Arsenal and everything is agreed between the club and Chelsea.
Now the Gooners are eagerly awaiting the official announcement, which will most likely come later today.
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