Arsenal star Kai Havertz aims sly dig at Chelsea after Bournemouth win - 'So glad I'm here'

Arsenal star Kai Havertz aims sly dig at Chelsea after Bournemouth win - 'So glad I'm here'

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 04/05/2024

- 15:03

Updated: 04/05/2024

- 15:13

The Gunners have now gone four points clear at the top of the Premier League table

Arsenal star Kai Havertz has aimed a sly dig at Chelsea after the Gunners beat Bournemouth 3-0 at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

The north London giants went into the fixture knowing victory at the Emirates Stadium would open up a four-point lead over Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table.

Bukayo Saka netted a penalty in the first half after a foul on Kai Havertz inside the box.

Leandro Trossard struck in the 70th minute to double the Gunners' advantage, with Declan Rice then scoring late on to compound the Cherries' woes.

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Arsenal star Kai Havertz has aimed a dig at Chelsea following the Gunners' win over Bournemouth on Saturday


Havertz has been impressive for Arsenal in recent months after initially struggling following his summer arrival from Chelsea.

And the Germany international has now aimed a dig at his old side by admitting he was 'so glad' he was strutting his stuff for the Gunners, instead of their London rivals.

"I just enjoy it on the pitch right now. It's so nice," he told TNT Sports.

"I have so many good players behind me and I really enjoy the number nine role.

"We have two more games to play and we are going to give everything. We'll enjoy those games and see how it goes.

"I enjoy every second. He [Mikel Arteta] taught me so many things, especially at the start when it was tough for me.

"I'm so glad I was here. Things were hard at the start but everyone stuck by me.

"I work hard but for me it's not easy to go into a new team. Sometimes I'm a shy guy.

"To go into a new team with a new manager and different players then it can be tough. I came from Chelsea and that didn't make it easy too.

"The manager has helped a lot and the players. The fans have been unbelievable.

"I needed maybe to change my game a bit.

"When I came form Germany I realised it's not easy to survive in this league.

"I had to adapt and I've done it well. I enjoy contact with my opponents and aerial duels too."

On the match, he added: "It was a tough game, we had lots of chances in the first half but we didn't manage to score them.

"They are a good team, fair play to them. In the end, we are happy with the three points and three goals too."


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Declan Rice celebrates scoring for Arsenal in their 3-0 win over Bourenmouth on Saturday


Rice also spoke out after the game.

And the Arsenal star was delighted with the result and his own performance, saying: "I think you see it in the first half, it was domination.

"We could have been up four or five. I knew there was an opportunity for me to score, assist and even for my goal there I sensed it.

"Goal, assist and three points, just what we needed.

"I do like assisting. It just feels great. It was a big result.

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Arsenal were too strong for Bournemouth in their Premier League clash on Saturday


"They have been some form and are a top team and we knew today it was business and we had to handle it.

"You looked back at the Villa game the other week when we had a few in the first half. We could have done with the second half being less like a basketball match. It now leads into the game next week and we are ready for it."

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