It was a hard break for Havertz, who has had a rough start to his career with the Gunners so far.
In the first half, the famous German player had a chance to put Arsenal ahead. The ball fell to him inside the goal area, but he couldn’t touch it, so he missed the chance.
During Arsenal’s Premier League game against Manchester United, a penalty call was reversed by VAR because of something that happened with Kai Havertz.
But the replays from behind the scene didn’t make it clear if Wan-Bissaka and Havertz touched each other.
Taylor was then sent back to the screen to look at what happened again, much to Arteta’s dismay on the stands.
And it only took the official a few seconds to look at what happened and say that there would be no punishment.
NO PENALTY! ❌ pic.twitter.com/xJkZC1Wpyt
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) September 3, 2023
Inside the Emirates Stadium, Arsenal fans made fun of the ruling, but the game kept going with the score at 1-1.
Arteta wants to give his new number 29 regular playing time so he can show the Arsenal fans what he can do. Before the game, he defended the former Chelsea midfielder by saying, “If you focus on one single aspect of a player’s demands, there are another 100 aspects of that player that he is doing so well.”
“There are views that are meant to hurt and opinions that are meant to build. “The ones that build are the ones that matter to me.”
Havertz was replaced by Arteta at the 76-minute mark because Gunners manager Arsene Wenger wanted to add some fresh legs as he tried to find a winner against one of Arsenal’s biggest enemies in the Premier League era.