Kai Havertz heads Arsenal FC into first place

Thanks to match winner Kai Havertz, Arsenal have taken the lead in the Premier League, at least until Sunday. The international headed the late winning goal at home for the London team to make it 2-1 (1-1) against Brentford FC.

With 64 points, Arsenal is in first place. Liverpool FC follow one point behind, defending champions Manchester City are another point behind in third place. The two pursuers face each other in the top game this Sunday (4.45 p.m./Sky).

With his eighth goal of the season in the 86th minute, Havertz redeemed the hosts, who also won their eighth league game this year, but had a lot more trouble than last time.

“These points were so important for us, and you could see that in the second half. We didn’t show our best performance in the first half. Then to win like that is even better,” said Havertz to the TV channel “Sky”. .

“Mistakes are part of the game”

Declan Rice also headed the lead in the 19th minute. The surprising equalizer by Yoane Wissa (45th + 4) was favored by substitute goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, who knocked the ball away too late and then hit Wissa.

“We all talked to each other at halftime and wanted a turnaround,” reported Havertz. “Mistakes are part of the game. I made mistakes that led to goals.” Rice hit the woodwork with his shot in the second half (74′) before Havertz was successful.

The Gunners continue in the Champions League on Tuesday. In the second leg of the round of 16 against FC Porto, Arsenal want to make up for the 1-0 defeat from the first leg.