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Piers Morgan compares Arsenal star to Diego Maradona

Published: Updated: 10:51, 19 Feb 2024
Arsenal are in some serious attacking form at the moment

Television personality and renowned Arsenal fan, Piers Morgan, was in high spirits following the Gunners' 5-0 triumph over Burnley at Turf Moor. The highlight of the match for him was Kai Havertz's goal which led him to draw comparisons between the German international and football legend Diego Maradona.

Mikel Arteta’s team travelled to Turf Moor with an aim to keep up with Premier League giants Manchester City and Liverpool.

They did not disappoint as they netted five goals for the second consecutive away match. This followed their previous 6-0 thrashing of West Ham, marking another comprehensive victory for the Gunners.

Arsenal completely dismantled Burnley in their den

Martin Odegaard set things in motion by scoring just four minutes into the game against Vincent Kompany’s side. This was followed by a brace from Bukayo Saka and a goal from Leandro Trossard that put Arsenal four goals ahead. However, it was Havertz’s effort that stole the show and drew effusive praise from Morgan.

Former Chelsea star Kai Havertz picked up the ball high on left when Dara O'Shea momentarily lost focus before cutting into the box.

The 24-year-old then skillfully nudged it through Hannes Delcroix's legs at pace before coolly finishing into corner - a move reminiscent of some of Maradona's best moments on field.

Kai Havertz’s display left Piers Morgan speechless

Piers Morgan compared this sensational display by Havertz to none other than football icon Diego Maradona himself after he scored Arsenal’s fifth goal in their win over Burnley. This comparison by Morgan not only highlights Havertz's exceptional performance in this match but also underlines his potential as a key player for Arsenal moving forward.

MailOnline presenter, Piers Morgan, said:

"OMG… @kaihavertz29 has just pulled a mini-Maradona.. sensational goal."

"Great performance, Kai.. you’re making a lot of critics, including me, eat our words."

As we continue through this season of Premier League fixtures, fans and sports betting enthusiasts alike will be keenly watching Havertz’s progress and whether he can live up to these lofty expectations set by such high praise.

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