The 24-year-old had spent the last three seasons at Stamford Bridge, having joined from Bayer Leverkusen for £71m.
The transfer fee for Havertz, who netted nine goals for Chelsea in the previous campaign, includes potential add-ons.
As Arsenal aims to bolster their squad following a six-year Champions League absence, Havertz becomes a notable addition under manager Mikel Arteta.
Excited about his new venture, Havertz expressed gratitude to Chelsea’s fans in a social media statement, acknowledging their support in their joint accomplishment of winning the Champions League.
In an interview on the Arsenal website, Havertz expressed his desire to “win trophies” with his new club. He also praised the high level of mentality within the Arsenal squad, highlighting the challenges opponents have faced against them recently.
Meanwhile, Chelsea seeks to trim their squad and has already sold midfielder Mateo Kovacic to Manchester City, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek close to joining AC Milan. N’Golo Kante has agreed to terms with a team in Saudi Arabia, while Edouard Mendy and Kalidou Koulibaly have moved to the Saudi Pro League with Al-Ahli. Additionally, midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko has departed as a free agent.
Under the new ownership at Chelsea, the club aims to avoid players entering the final two years of their contracts. Havertz, whose contract was set to expire in 2025, opted against extending his stay at Chelsea.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Kai Havertz
Who did Arsenal sign in a £65m deal?
Arsenal signed Kai Havertz from Chelsea in a £65m deal.
How long is Kai Havertz’s contract with Arsenal?
Kai Havertz signed a five-year contract with Arsenal, keeping him at the club until 2028.
What was the fee for Kai Havertz’s transfer?
The fee for Kai Havertz’s transfer to Arsenal was reported to be around £65m, with potential add-ons.
How many goals did Kai Havertz score for Chelsea last season?
Kai Havertz scored nine goals for Chelsea in the previous season.
What are Arsenal’s ambitions with this signing?
Arsenal aims to strengthen their squad and make a successful return to the Champions League with the addition of Kai Havertz.
Are there any other transfer targets for Arsenal?
Yes, Arsenal has reportedly submitted a third bid of £105m for West Ham and England midfielder Declan Rice.
What other transfers have taken place at Chelsea?
Chelsea has sold midfielder Mateo Kovacic to Manchester City, and midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek is close to joining AC Milan. N’Golo Kante has agreed to terms with a team in Saudi Arabia, while Edouard Mendy and Kalidou Koulibaly have moved to the Saudi Pro League with Al-Ahli. Additionally, midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko has left the club as a free agent.