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Arsenal should unleash ace who Ruben Dias has “nightmares” about

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This weekend, Mikel Arteta‘s Arsenal facet will face the hardest take a look at of the Premier League marketing campaign to this point, when the Gunners journey to face champions Manchester Metropolis on the Etihad on Sunday afternoon.

The north Londoners will likely be trying to proper the wrongs of final season after they fell to a 4-1 defeat in opposition to Pep Guardiola’s facet in an outing that derailed their makes an attempt of profitable their first top-division title in almost 20 years.

Nonetheless, Arteta’s facet seem like a totally totally different proposition this time round, with the membership at present the highest scorers within the division while boasting the perfect defensive report out of the 20 sides.

Arsenal at present high the Premier League on purpose distinction from Liverpool, with the Gunners trying to lengthen their one-point lead over Metropolis after they face off on Sunday.

If Arteta needs to come back away with all three factors, he should begin one participant who has been in unbelievable kind for the reason that begin of 2024.

Kai Havertz’s stats in 2024

After arriving on the Emirates for £65m from Chelsea, ahead Kai Havertz solely managed to seek out the web on 4 events between August and December, with the German unable to hit the bottom operating.

Nonetheless, regardless of his poor kind for the Gunners, boss Arteta determined to stay with the 24-year-old with the membership benefitting from the Spaniard’s determination to not drop him from the beginning lineup.

Havertz within the PL 2023 v 2024 for Arsenal

Statistics

2023

2024

Appearances

19

8

Targets

4

4

Assists

1

2

Stats by way of Transfermarkt

Because the flip of the 12 months, the previous Bayer Leverkusen man has excelled, with Havertz beginning to reveal why the membership was so eager to splash large cash on him final summer time.

He is began the final six Premier League video games, with the attacker scoring in every of his final 4, together with an excellent strike within the 6-0 demolition of Sheffield United at first of March.

Havertz has matched his tally from 2023 in 11 video games fewer, with the ahead already beating his variety of assists – an actual indication of his fast progress on the Emirates over the past couple of months.

His good kind ought to make him a shoo-in for a begin in opposition to Metropolis on Sunday, with the German being able to trigger actual issues for one participant particularly.

Why Kai Havertz should be unleashed in opposition to Man Metropolis

Throughout his time in England, the ahead has featured ten instances in opposition to tomorrow’s opponents, profitable 4 instances and shedding six. Nonetheless, he did rating the essential purpose within the Champions League last in 2021 when Chelsea ran out 1-0 winners in Porto.

The £280k-per-week ace has typically had the beating of Metropolis defender Rúben Dias, with author Raj Chohan claiming that “Dias nonetheless most likely has nightmares” concerning the German after his Champions League last efficiency.

Havertz additionally brought on Dias no finish of issues in the course of the Euros throughout the identical summer time, with the German scoring within the 4-2 victory over Portugal, the place the centre-back additionally put by his personal internet within the embarrassing defeat.

Kai-Havertz-Arsenal

Given his latest report in opposition to the previous Benfica defender, it is a no-brainer that Arteta ought to begin the 24-year-old along with his tireless operating and motion undoubtedly set to trigger Dias but extra points.

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