Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise

Thomas Cruise

Islington-born Thomas Cruise came to prominence in the 2009/10 season when he was named in the starting line-up for Arsenal's Champions League group stage match against Olympiacos.

The young defender played the entire 90 minutes in Athens, performing admirably at left back.

Thomas Cruise Profile

Name Thomas Cruise
Arsenal Career 2009 - 2011
Position: Defender
Appearances 1 (1 starts, 0 as a sub)
Goals 0

He signed a contract extension with Arsenal two months later and appeared prominently for the reserves on both the left side and in the centre of defence. Thomas was also an England Under-19 international.

He was part of the FA Youth Cup-winning side of 2009 but struggled to find regular first-team football and joined Carlisle United on loan in the 2010/11 season.

Cruise was released in summer 2011 and joined Torquay United the following year.