Kai Havertz's first interview as Arsenal player leaked online

  • Havertz yet to be announced as Arsenal player
  • Mikel Arteta all but confirmed his arrival in a recent interview with MARCA
  • Leaked footage has emerged of his unveiling
Havertz is heading to the Gunners
Havertz is heading to the Gunners / Quality Sport Images/GettyImages

Arsenal's first interview with Kai Havertz has been leaked online with the Gunners still yet to confirm the deal.

The Germany international is heading to the Gunners for a fee in excess of £65m, bringing an end to his three-year stay at Chelsea.

He underwent a medical over the weekend, with an image of him in Arsenal's 2023/24 shirt appearing online shortly afterwards.

And now footage of Arsenal's opening sit-down interview with Havertz has emerged.

"It's super exciting for me, personally," Havertz said. "I'm so glad to join this amazing club. I think this club has such a big history and I hope we can achieve lots of things, and I'm just looking forward to meeting all the players, the staff, it's going to be exciting.

When asked how it felt facing the current Arsenal squad as a Chelsea player and how talented he thought it was, Havertz replied: "I experienced it myself a couple of times. You can just see. I think the family mentality that the team has on the pitch and they have it off the pitch as well.



"The team mentality in the squad is very, very high and you can feel that. I think that was one of the reasons why it was so hard to play against Arsenal.

"Obviously there's so many talented players and there's big room to achieve big things as well."

Arsenal will compete in the Champions League next season for the first time in six years, and Havertz was asked about his experience playing in Europe's premier club competition having scored the winning goal in the 2021 final.

"I think the Champions League is a special tournament and I think every football player just loves to play there," he said.

"I was fortunate to win the trophy and for me it was the best feeling I've ever had. So to play there again next season with Arsenal is very exciting for me."


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