Born: January 18, 1993
Position: Midfielder

Attacking midfielder Thomas joined Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund on a long-term contract in January 2012.

The 19-year-old showed significant promise at youth level with the Bundesliga club, catching the eye of the Arsenal scouting network with six goals and six assists in his 12 appearances for the Under-19s.

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.

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.”

He made three appearances for the reserves last season, scoring once, and netted twice more on the 2012 tour of Asia.

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3 Sep 2012