Wenger mulling over Eisfeld inclusion

Written by Chris Wheatley


Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will make a decision ‘shortly’ on whether to fast-track Thomas Eisfeld into the senior squad.

Eisfeld has scored seven goals in eleven starts for Arsenal Under-21’s and impressed in the recent Capital One Cup win at Reading – and Wenger believes the German is almost ready for the Premier League.

The 19-year-old is considered one of the Gunners’ brightest prospects alongside Serge Gnabry, with both players expected to be involved in the upcoming Capital One Cup clash against Bradford City.

“We were concerned that he lacked some power but in the last six months he has improved tremendously and now he is absolutely a different player when you watch him play”, said Wenger.

“When the ball goes to him, you always feel that something positive will happen.”

Abou Diaby and Tomas Rosicky’s history of long-term injuries has also persuaded Wenger to consider bringing the highly-rated Eisfeld into the fold earlier than expected.

Signed from German giants Borussia Dortmund for £475,000 in January 2012, talented Eisfeld initially struggled with injury before gaining the attention of Gooners across the globe during Arsenal’s pre-season tour in Asia.

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At least he is better than Ramsey..


This is long over due, he should be in the senior squad at the start of the season

Guess this starlet will eventually wear no. 7 in the near future


far better than both ramsey and gervinho

Isa salisu

He is very good, hardworking and skillful player. Thomas will shine in the near future.

Well that is good new to hear from you the Manager or prof as we always said in respect of EISFIELD is a player i respect because of he move when received a called or ball pass to him,he always make sure that he control the ball to the last point. therefore am calling on the manager ARESNE WENGER to further consider him and bring in to the senior first Eleven by the time he there may be he will contribute a lot with the direction he going now because he show some ability even some of the senior they… Read more »

Esfied is than ramsey and gnabry will be perfect to compete with chamberlain. Gunners 4 lyfe


you would have though he would have done it sooner than this, given his preseason form. problem is where he fits in when most of the midfield are fit and healthy ala Rosicky and diaby?!?!


its abut time this guy git a chance just imagine the pace the arsenal midfield would have with eisfeld and arshavin and a strong CDM like frimpong it would be good as a cover midfield for carzola wilshere and arteta


Eisfield is far better than Ramsey! Gnabry is also better than Gervinho!!! Sell Ramsey n Diaby n replace them with Fellaini. Djorou, Squillaci, Chamakh, Park, Arshavin, Santos should all be sold!!!

Kiyungi Twalib

I think it would be very good decision cause the guy is very skills, talented and shown good future.


He looks like a great player and have a huge future ahead of him. Having said that it might be a bit too early to put him in the first team. I think next season he should join, for now I would like to see him wait a bit and learn because while he has some great passes there are moments where I was saying “what the hell is he doing”.


He is better than ramsey in d squad,he has goal ability than ramsey,he should be included in d squad nt ramsey.wenger plays in form players,play players out of position and d formation nt working becos wenger does nt have plan b to win matches.atleast if d formation u are using is nt working dat moment,change formation.for instance-if 4-2-3-1 formation is nt working,then change it to 4-1-3-2 or 4-4-2 to create more attacking threat to d opponent bt wenger just seats on 1 formation throughout d match even though it is nt working.


So, people still think Abou Diaby is part of the Arsenal first team. He’s a bloody Pensioner and the fact that Arsene keeps relying on such crocks like him and Rosicky defines why we are where we are as a football club.

Arsene Wenger would do well running a Charity Organization when he eventually leaves Arsenal in 2028.


I don’t get Wenger leaving out a guy with such. obvious talent for someone like Ramsey,just to prove he was right about Ramsey,come on.


Eisfield would be the best thing to happen to arsenal now that we lack depth in midfield alas diaby and rosicky


this boy is ready Mr. WENGER .. WITH HIS ABILITY OF TOUCH & GO BETTER THAN ramsey,the latter needs some rest to recharge for the loss of delay & delaying passing,, if he hasn’t given a chance now he will make it difficult FOR WENGER

Bimbo Taiwo

Promoting him to 1st team is good for him now and good for the team in future. I must add that what the team urgently need now are matured talented Gems. We need silverware now!

Sunny nwachukwu

Eisfield is long overdue for first team shirt.dnt forget gnabry too.


The same people who slagged Wenger for buying “another kid” and “another crock” are now slagging him for not playing the “crocked kid”. It’s called irony and it’s a common quality in Arsenal “supporters”. Oh, I forget, they now want Ramsey gone. Well, watch what they say a year from now, it will not be the same. I’d rather have Mitt Romney.

Stew GFL
Fellow Gooners 1 good game or second half against Reading (prob worstn team in PL) doesnt make you near good enough to start for Arsenal FC. Lets make this clear do you really think he is even a first team player how would Eisfield compete with yaya toure, scholes, mata, gerrard, fellani etc etc etc. would it fill you with confidence seeing him in the squad no chance. We need a DF midfielder with presence and power to accomadate the flair of cazorla,arteta chamberlain and the rest.When eisfield came on Reading were sitting back defending therefore he had stupid amount… Read more »
Orji Friday Oko

Please Prof. Wenger, we have always been behind you, but varying our formations when needs be are extremely indispensable…we are not teaching you your job, but making required suggestions…Eisfield,Gnary in, Squillaci,Djorou out…Ramsey has a bright future, if played in the attacking midfield as backup 4 Santi…ln Arsenal FC, am fulfilled and tomorrow will be better…

achmed Jr

hmmm…Esfield , finger crossed!