Arsenal: £65m Mikel Arteta transfer voted as “worst transfer” of the summer

Kai Havertz of Arsenal (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)
Kai Havertz of Arsenal (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images) /

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has done a lot right since he was appointed as the Emirates Stadium boss – It’s important to give credit where it’s due. However, he’s not perfect, despite what myself and many other fans would like to think. In fact, he has also done some wrong, including a more recent transfer decision of his.

Arsenal star Kai Havertz voted as the worst transfer of the summer

That’s right, the £65m summer acquisition of Kai Havertz has been scrutinised heavily in the last few weeks. Particularly against Manchester United, the former Chelsea striker, who plays as a midfielder under Mikel Arteta, hasn’t lived up to the expectations. While it’s still early days, he has already been labelled as a flop – I wouldn’t go that far.

According to The Sun, football agents have had their say on who they think were the best and worst deals in the Premier League in summer. According to the findings, Kai Havertz has been dubbed by the majority as the worst transfer of the summer. In second, was Chelsea’s acquisition of Moises Caicedo and in third was Mason Mount to Manchester United.

It’s important to state that opinions on players can vary. For football agents, other factors such as clauses, add on fees and base prices will be considered. But from a general fan’s perspective, it is too early to decide who is the worst transfer of the summer. Kai Havertz hasn’t even played five league games for Arsenal yet, so he has time to come up well.

Havertz is a process according to Mikel Arteta. He is being trained in a new position and a new role and given his consistent starts, it’s clear that Arteta trusts the Germany international. Given his excellent cameo for Germany recently, it’s clear there is a star to be born in Havertz.

Who do you think was the worst transfer by a Premier League club in summer?