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Kai Havertz finally chooses number he will wear at Arsenal

The announcement of Kai Havertz’s arrival at the Emirates is around the corner and ahead of that moment, he has selected the number he will wear at Arsenal for next campaign.

The Germany international is set to move from Chelsea to Arsenal as part of a £67.5m deal after negotiations progressed quickly this week.

Mikel Arteta has plans to get the best out of the attacker and believes he can unlock all the potentials shown by the 24-year-old at Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen.

Havertz wore the number 29 at Leverkusen and Chelsea and at Arsenal, he will unsurprisingly do the same, according to talkSPORT.

The number 29 is available ever since Guendouzi stopped playing for Arsenal in 2020, and ahead of his exit in 2022 – and it has also been previously worn by players like Ashley Cole and Granit Xhaka.

Havertz has worn the 29 shirt since breaking through the ranks at Bayer Leverkusen and hasn’t looked back ever since as it is dedicated to his brother.

Meanwhile, he is reportedly set to undergo his Arsenal medical this weekend ahead of a £65m move to the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners are said to have agreed a deal in principle to make the 24-year-old their first summer signing after three disappointing years in West London.

And personal terms are not expected to be an issue for Havertz, who is set to sign a long-term deal worth in excess of £200,000 per week with Mikel Arteta’s side.


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