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‘I don’t care what people say’… Freddie Ljungberg says he’s been so impressed by one Arsenal player’s left foot

Arsenal legend Freddie Ljungberg has heaped praise on Kai Havertz after watching him score against Sheffield United last night.

The Gunners thrashed the Blades quite comfortably yesterday. They scored six past them at Bramall Lane and Havertz scored a lovely goal in the first half. Ljungberg was really impressed by the Arsenal number 29.

Freddie Ljungberg says Arsenal’s Kai Havertz has great technical ability
Arsenal signed Kai Havertz from Chelsea last summer in a move that confused many people.

The German, despite scoring the winner in a Champions League final, didn’t have the greatest spell at Stamford Bridge. He was constantly criticised and many even branded him as a flop.

However, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta saw something in Havertz, stuck by him when he was struggling and is now reaping the rewards.

The 24-year-old scored for the third game in a row in the Premier League against Sheffield United last night, and Freddie Ljungberg loved his finish.

He said on Premier League Productions: “I think he has a great left foot. I don’t care what people say, like he’s a success or not a success. His technical ability is great I think.

When he’s calm, like this, he just buries it. It was easy to get the wrong spin on the ball and it goes outside the post. He hits it cleanly, calmly. Great goal!”

Kai Havertz is silencing his doubters
Kai Havertz was arguably the most criticised player in the entire Premier League in his first few months as an Arsenal player.

Many pundits had a go at Mikel Arteta for wasting money on the German when he could’ve signed a prolific goalscorer for the same price. Tim Sherwood even branded him as overrated.

However, yet again, Arteta has been proved right. Havertz has been amazing recently, scoring three goals and providing two assists in his last three games.

He has now directly contributed to 11 goals in all competitions, which is a really good return for someone who found it difficult to adapt in the first few months of the campaign.

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