Arsenal star Kai Havertz continues fine scoring form with Germany

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Arsenal star Kai Havertz continued his fine scoring form during Germany’s 2-0 win over France in an international friendly last night.

The 24-year-old was picked to lead the attack against the 2022 World Cup finalists. Germany raced into a 1-0 lead after just seven seconds on the clock.

Florian Wirtz scored a stunner from the edge of the box following a wonderful assist from Toni Kroos on his comeback after three years.

Germany held onto the lead at the break. Havertz squandered a quality chance after the restart, but made amends for it in the 49th minute.

The Gunners ace scored after a sublime run into the box by Jamal Musiala. He put the ball on the plate for Havertz to find the back of the net.

Aside from his goal, he managed 43 touches, completing 22 out of his 26 passes. He won two tackles and two duels over 80 minutes.

Havertz should start up front vs Man City

Havertz has been in fine scoring form in recent months. He has now scored five goals from his previous seven games for club and country.

The German has also registered two assists during this period. Almost all of his contributions have come when he has played up front.

It is quite clear that he is blossoming from his new role and manager Mikel Arteta needs to continue the same against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium next weekend.

The Cityzens have had trouble with counter-attacking situations in the league this term.

Havertz’s strong aerial presence and link-up play would suit the Gunners. He provided the assist for Gabriel Martinelli’s equaliser in the reverse meeting between the clubs.

The attacker has also developed the ability to get into good scoring positions. He netted only once last night, but should have scored more. He fluffed his lines in the 47th minute.

Havertz should continue to lead the attack at the Etihad rather than moving into midfield.

There is the temptation to start Gabriel Jesus, but the German should be backed on current form.

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