German playmaker Kai Havertz produced another quality performance for Arsenal as they secured a convincing 6-0 win over Lens in the Champions League.
The 24-year-old scored his first goal from open play for the Gunners at the weekend. He came off the bench at Brentford and netted the winner in the 89th minute.
Havertz carried over the form into the Lens game, opening the scoring in the 13th minute. He was in the right spot to convert Gabriel Jesus’ header from close range.
Arsenal had five other different scorers in the game, but it was unsurprising that Havertz was named the man of the match by the faithful in the post-match poll.
The former Chelsea man had the perfect game from central midfield with 48 touches, completing 27 out of his 28 passes with a passing accuracy of 96 per cent.
He made two key passes with one of those contributing towards Bukayo Saka’s goal for 3-0.
Aside from this, the German won seven duels and three tackles. He was lively in breaking up play in the defensive third with four fouls committed over 90 minutes.
Havertz finally finding his feet with the Gunners
Havertz had a poor start to his Arsenal career with his inability to convert chances, but he appears to have found his rhythm and confidence in the last few outings.
Before the October international break, the German registered a crucial assist for Gabriel Martinelli’s winner against Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium.
At Brentford, he was the difference maker with his late goal before stoppage time and also put the Gunners on course for a resounding win with a goal yesterday.
In our view, the playmaker is finally finding his feet with the Gunners. It has happened at the right time with the club aiming to sustain their lead at the top of the Premier League table.
The Gunners have a hectic festive schedule ahead. Having multiple players in good scoring form should help them in the quest to compete for the title for the second year running.
Stats from Sofascore.com