The feeling of joy was evident among the players and supporters when Kai Havertz celebrated his goal in Arsenal’s impressive victory against Bournemouth on Saturday. The German confidently converted a penalty after Martin Odegaard was fouled, bringing the score to 3-0 and marking his first goal for the Gunners.
Declan Rice, another summer signing, joined the players in mobbing Havertz after the goal, while the passionate travelling supporters continuously sang his name for the remainder of the game. After the final whistle, Rice spoke about the significance of the moment, stating, “It was emotional, for the fans, for Kai, for everyone involved, because we want him to succeed so much.”
Rice highlighted Havertz’s dedication and hard work both in training and in games. Although he had several chances to score this season and hadn’t been successful, Havertz demonstrated a strong mindset by converting the penalty under high pressure. Rice praised his all-round performance and expressed his elation for Havertz’s achievement.
Rice also emphasized the unity within the squad, with the celebrations and Bukayo Saka‘s decision to give Havertz the penalty opportunity further displaying their togetherness. He mentioned that the team’s belief and trust in the manager, combined with the positive atmosphere created by the staff, players, and fans, contribute to the special feeling within the club.
Arsenal secured a resounding 4-0 victory over Bournemouth, claiming all three points in their Premier League encounter. The team showcased a brilliant performance, with Saka, Odegaard, Havertz, and White all finding the back of the net.
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