The Arsenal man has had a tricky start to life in north London. Havertz has not lived up to expectations since his big-money move to Arsenal,
Their stats show that Xhaka has more blocks, interceptions, and a higher ground duel success rate.
In terms of possession and passing, Xhaka has been far more influential as well, and he also has the most successful passes into the final third in Europe’s top leagues this season.
Last season, Arsenal came pretty close to winning their first Premier League title since 2003/04. In the end, Manchester City proved to have just too much quality,
With the Gunners finishing in second place only five points behind.
Is Arsenal new signing is better than Xhaka
In the summer, Mikel Arteta looked to strengthen his team with some new signings in the hope that they can go one step further this time around and actually win the title. Notable incomings include David Raya, Jurrien Timber, and Declan Rice.
However, the deal that caused the most controversy
The £65m paid to London rivals Chelsea to acquire the services of Kai Havertz.
While he had scored a Champions League-winning goal for the Blues,
The German had divided opinion during his time at Stamford Bridge as he never quite lived up to his full potential after initially arriving from Bayer Leverkusen for a fee of £75.8m.
One of the reasons Arsenal signed Havertz was because Granit Xhaka was heading to the Bundesliga to, coincidentally, play for the German’s former club.
Before joining Leverkusen, the Swiss midfielder had enjoyed a fine season for the Gunners,
Playing 37 times in the Premier League,
Scoring seven goals and picking up seven assists as a key cog in Arteta’s well-oiled machine. Even so, his heart was set on a summer exit and so Havertz arrived for big money to replace Xhaka.