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Kai Havertz breaks silence after ‘clear dive’ in Arsenal’s win over Brentford

Kai Havertz scored a late winner for Arsenal against Brentford to send the Gunners top of the Premier League but the goal came after a controversial moment in the game

Kai Havertz has described his winning goal for Arsenal against Brentford as a “dream” moment after the Gunners returned to the top of the Premier League.

The German forward had endured a slow start to the season following his summer move from Chelsea, but now has four goals in four league games. After Brentford had cancelled out Declan Rice’s opener through Yoane Wissa, Havertz struck with four minutes remaining to secure a 2-1 victory, sparking jubilant scenes at the Emirates Stadium.

The 23-year-old was serenaded by the home fans at full-time and admitted afterwards that he had dreamed of moments like this as a child. “As a kid, I think you dream that you’re going to have moments like this in your career and Saturday I had something like this,” he said.

The supporters made it very special to me and I’m very thankful to have this moment. Thank you to all of them.

You always hope for that (connection with fans). I know maybe it wasn’t from the beginning but I always try to work hard and just not drop my confidence.

“I just give my best every game and I did it so I’m happy now that I’ve had some of those moments now. I’m very delighted, it was a big game for us. To play in these games and win it at the end is always very nice and it was a great feeling.”

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