‘Doesn’t make sense to me’ – Premier League manager accused of wasting money to sign player from Chelsea

Liverpool legend Graeme Souness has accused Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta of wasting £65million on the signing of Kai Havertz from Chelsea.

Havertz has failed to hit the ground running since joining Arsenal and is yet to register a goal or an assist in his six appearances thus far.

Souness told the Daily Mail: “Not all of Arsenal’s spending makes sense to me. They’ve laid out £65million on Kai Havertz.

“Surely you’re not spending that kind of money on what he’s shown at Chelsea in the past three seasons?

“They’ve shelled out in the hope that Mikel Arteta can get a very, very different tune out of him than Frank Lampard, Thomas Tuchel or Graham Potter ever did. Good luck with that one, Mikel.

“We live in a world where stats have become a very popular part of the game for the anoraks. But historically only two stats provide a judgment in black and white terms.

“For a goalkeeper: how many games have you played and how many clean sheets did you keep? And for a striker: how many games have you played and how many goals did you score?

“Havertz has scored 19 Premier League goals across the entirety of three seasons for Chelsea. Please draw your own conclusions.”