Arsenal’s official website has written:
The 19-year-old has shown significant promise at youth level with the Bundesliga club, catching the eye of the Gunners’ scouting network with six goals and six assists in his 12 appearances for the Under-19s this term.
Eisfeld, who was part of Dortmund’s ‘BVB Academy’ for seven years and can play in a variety of positions, has featured at youth level for the German national team, captaining the Under-15s side.
He becomes the latest in a series of players to make the switch from Borussia Dortmund to north London, following in the footsteps of Tomas Rosicky and Jens Lehmann.
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After completing his move to the Gunners, Eisfeld said:
I feel very proud to have signed for Arsenal. This is a great club, with many great players, and I’m so happy to be joining Arsenal.
It’s a real honour to be team mates with the great players at Arsenal, and also training everyday with players like Tomas Rosicky – who I grew up watching play at Dortmund. I will give it everything I have here and do my best to make the manager, players and fans happy.
I would also like to thank Borussia Dortmund, where I played for the last seven years, for everything they have done for me. I had a great time there, and there were many wonderful coaches who helped me get to where I am today.
Arsène Wenger said of the signing:
Thomas is a player we have liked for some time. We’ve watched him closely this season, where he has excelled for Dortmund’s youth team.
He is young but has proven to us that he can play, that he has the attitude and technical ability to be a valuable addition to our squad. We’re very pleased to welcome him to the Club and look forward to his contribution in the coming seasons.
The deal represents yet another bargain from Wenger and his scouting team and will hopefully provide more depth in the creative attacking midfield role that is currently occupied by only Rosicky and Ramsey after the departures of Fabregas and Nasri left a big gaping hole.
While Eisfeld is not his ex team mate and super-starlet Mario Gotze, he hopefully should hold enough talent to compete with the best in England and we here at allArsenal.com are excited and look forward to see him in action.