Arsenal's Kai Havertz celebrates scoring the winning goal against Brentford

7 amazing stats behind Kai Havertz’s revival at Arsenal under Mikel Arteta

Plenty of football fans turned their noses up at Arsenal splashing £65million on Kai Havertz during the summer, but the German international has proved his worth of late.

It’s fair to say that Havertz didn’t have the best of times with Chelsea and they were more than happy to offload him in the summer once Arsenal submitted their bid.

Despite having some memorable moments at Stamford Bridge, Havertz never lived up to his full potential in a Chelsea shirt. However, Mikel Arteta has managed to get a tune out of him recently.

The 24-year-old had a fairly slow start to life at Arsenal, but he has come up clutch for the Gunners in recent weeks with goals against Brentford, Lens and Luton.

“Everything is starting to come together. A lot of the things he was doing right, he’s continued to do and now obviously in front of goal, he’s being very efficient,” Arteta told reporters when quizzed about Havertz.

“He’s been very positive and he’s been so influential in a good way to his team-mates and the team, but obviously his confidence grows.

“When you feel loved, when you feel respected and when you feel admired, things are much easier. Your energy is better, your body language is better and I think that’s the way he’s felt in the last few day.”

Arteta’s side currently sit top of the Premier League table and players like Havertz will have a crucial role to play if they are going to get over the line this season.

We’ve taken a closer look at Havertz and the impact he has had at Arsenal of late and have picked out seven impressive stats which showcase his revival under Arteta.

– The 24-year-old has scored three goals in his last four Arsenal appearances. Before this, he had only scored one in his last 30 club appearances.

– Havertz is averaging a goal contribution every 207 minutes in the Premier League for Arsenal. This is significantly better than last season when he was averaging a goal contribution every 323 minutes for Chelsea.

– He is averaging a league goal every 276 minutes. If he were to play every minute between now and the end of the season, he would be projected to score 10 league goals which would be his best-ever Premier League return.

– Without his goals against Brentford and Luton, Arsenal would be four points worse off than they are right now.

– Havertz arguably had his best game of the season against Luton. During Arsenal’s away triumph, Havertz created four chances for his teammates and took five shots himself.

– The German international has scored more Premier League goals this season than Dominik Szoboszlai, Mason Mount and Jack Grealish combined.

– In his last two starts for Arsenal, Havertz has an average Whoscored match rating of 8.17 which highlights the impressive form he has showcased of late.

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