Steve Nicol gave his verdict on Kai havertz ahead of Sunday game against man city.

Arsenal face Manchester City on Sunday in what could well be the biggest game of the season so far.

The Gunners head into this game with a few selection headaches, mainly in the attack as they try to deal with the potential absences of Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka.

Mikel Arteta will have to seriously reshuffle his attack for this game, and one potential idea that has been touted is playing Kai Havertz up front.

The German is capable of playing as a centre-forward, and if Gabriel Jesus moves out wide that move could make sense.

However, speaking on ESPN, Steve Nicol has stated that Havertz shouldn’t start as a striker. In fact, he’s even said that the 24-year-old shouldn’t start at all in this game.

Nicol said: “He can throw a spanner in the works and play Havertz at centre-forward instead of Nketiah. I doubt that, and I doubt that Havertz will start, I certainly don’t believe he should start, but it’s down to how stubborn Arteta is because if Havertz doesn’t start everyone will be pointing the finger and saying signing him and playing him the way he has been has been a mistake”