Dortmund playmaker Eisfeld joins Arsenal on long-term deal
Welcome aboard: Eisfeld has completed his move to Arsenal
Arsenal have completed the signing of Thomas Eisfeld from Borussia Dortmund on a long-term deal.
The 19-year-old was in London with his agent Reza Fazeli on Monday to undergo a rigorous medical at the club's training ground as he had surgery for a torn cruciate ligament in 2009.
Playmaker Eisfeld is out of contract in the summer and Arsenal will have to pay compensation of around 420,000.
Eisfeld has six goals in 12 games for Dortmund's Under19s this season.
'I feel very proud to have signed for Arsenal,' Eisfield told Arsenal's official website.
'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 every day 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.'
Eisfeld has featured at youth level for the German national team and can play in a variety of positions.
Eye on the ball: Arsenal have courted the youngster for some time
Speaking on the addition, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said: '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.'