Kai Havertz opens Arsenal account, fans applaud Martin Odegaard’s selflessness

Despite an impressive 4-0 victory for Arsenal over Bournemouth, the game's most memorable moment occurred when summer signing Kai Kavertz scored his first goal following a touching gesture from his captain.

Class Act By Martin Odegaard And Bukayo Saka For Opening Kai Havertz Goal For Arsenal

Arsenal fans heaped praise on Martin Odegaard for his generous gesture in facilitating Kai Havertz’s debut goal for the club.

The Gunners displayed their dominance by securing a 4-0 victory over Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.

The match saw Bukayo Saka netting the opener from close range just 17 minutes in, followed by captain Martin Odegaard converting a penalty on the stroke of halftime after Eddie Nketiah was fouled in the box.

In the second half, Arsenal was awarded another penalty when Odegaard was clumsily fouled in the area. However, Odegaard and the usual penalty taker, Saka, decided to pass the responsibility to Havertz, who had not scored since his much-debated £65 million transfer in the summer.

The raucous away fans cheered as Havertz stepped up to take the penalty. After a somewhat nervy run-up, the German confidently slotted the ball into the bottom corner, leaving the goalkeeper helpless.

A sense of relief washed over Havertz’s face as his jubilant teammates celebrated with him, pushing him toward the Arsenal section while he offered a triumphant fist pump.

Fans expressed their delight not only for Havertz’s goal but also for the camaraderie displayed by Odegaard and Saka.

On Twitter, supporters praised their selflessness, with comments like, “That was a selfless act by Odegaard and Saka to let Kai Havertz take the spot kick,” and “Great leadership from Odegaard to give Havertz the penalty.”

Others were effusive in their praise, saying, “Class from Odegaard & Saka and the entire @Arsenal team to make sure Kai gets his first goal,” and “Team Spirit at its best.”

The travelling Arsenal fans enthusiastically chanted a new song in honor of Havertz for the rest of the game, using the melody of Shakira’s “Waka Waka.” The song was heard again as Havertz received a standing ovation when he was substituted for Emile Smith Rowe in the 81st minute.

Kai Havertz

Kai Havertz

Forwarder, Defender, Midfielder

GermanyGermany

Age: 25

193 cm

83 kg

Season 2023/2024
Played 32 1 Missed
Minutes 2207 69.0 Avg
Goals 9 0.3 Avg
Assist 6 0.2 Avg
Attempt 28 0.9 Avg
Passes 770 24.181.6% AvgSucc
Yellow 8 0.3 Avg
Red 0 0.0 Avg

This season he played in total 7 times for 448 minutes for Premier League.

Kai Havertz scored 1 goal for Arsenal. He procured no assists. He received 2 yellow cards and no red cards.

His team is currently 2nd in Premier League. In the last match Arsenal won 4-0 against AFC Bournemouth.

Arsenal performance and stats

Arsenal

Manager: Mikel Arteta
Rank 1st
Win 23
Draw 5
Loss 5
Goals 77-26
Diff 51

Arsenal is currently 2nd in the Premier League with 17 points.

In the last 7 games, it has won 5 times and drawn twice. In its last match, Arsenal won 0-4 against AFC Bournemouth.​​

It has a positive goal difference after scoring 15 goals and conceding 6.​

Arsenal will play the next match in Premier League against Manchester City on Sunday 8th of October in London.​

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