Richard Keys was unimpressed with Mikel Arteta showing Kai Havertz to Arsenal fans after Brentford win, tells Aaron Ramsdale to leave in January

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta dragged Kai Havertz to the travelling supporters after the Germany international bagged a late winner against Brentford on Saturday.

The former Chelsea star scored in the 89th minute to help the Gunners secure all three points at Gtech Community Stadium, and Arteta made sure Havertz accepted the adulation of the visiting fans.

Richard Keys was unimpressed with the action, blasting the Arsenal boss for how he has treated England international goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale and urging the 25-year-old to leave the North London club in January.

“I didn’t like seeing Mikel Arteta marching across the Brentford pitch with his arms round Havertz,” the former Sky Sports pundit wrote on his blog.

“It was clear what he really was trying to say. ‘My man. I told you. My man’. Arteta knows he dropped a bollock paying all that money for Havertz so it was more with relief that he was cuddling and pointing at him. ‘I was right all along – you were wrong’. No Mikel. You weren’t.

“What he should’ve been doing was walking towards those Arsenal fans with his arms around Ramsdale. The way he’s treated the keeper is a disgrace.

“He’s turned him into a nervous wreck. I hope Ramsdale gets himself out of Arsenal in January and goes on to prove what a good keeper he is with another club.”

Keys has no point here as Arteta knows the stick Havertz has been receiving since he moved to Arsenal.

£65 million for the 24-year-old is not too much considering the current inflated prices in recent transfer windows, and it is only right if the manager wants such a player to feel good after his match-winning goal.

Havertz will now hope to keep impressing on a regular basis having bagged just two goals and one assist in 20 games across all competitions.

The jury is still out on whether he can justify his fees, but his goal against the Bees could end up being a turning point.

Ramsdale did not cover himself in glory as the two errors he made could have easily led to goals for Brentford, but he cannot blame Arteta for his struggles.

He has to be ready whenever he is called into the starting XI as that is his job, and he should know that the manager will always make decisions he reckons will give his team the best chance of winning silverware.

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