Wenger swoops to snap up Dortmund midfielder

So Arsene Wenger will make a signing in the January transfer window after all – although it is hardly likely to get moaning fans off his back anytime soon.

For we hear that  Borussia Dortmund academy midfielder Thomas Eisfeld is set to join Arsenal pending a successful medical examination. Reports from Germany say Eisfeld and agent Reza Fazeli are in London and the 19-year-old is expected to join up with the Gunners academy when he signs up for the club.

Eisfeld is a right-footed playmaker who has scored six goals in 12 games for Borussia’s under-19 side so far this season. However, his contract with the club expires at the end of this season and Arsenal are likely to have to pay a compensation fee to the German champions of around 500,000 euro.

Meanwhile, Arsenal CEO has admitted that AW doesn’t have a job for life at Arsenal. Quizzed on Fox Sports in the US, Gazidis said, when asked if the manager HAD to win a trophy this season and if he didn”t might it be time to consider the “job for life” line:  “Well, nobody has a job for life! And of course our objective is always to win trophies, and it is this year as it has been before. We’re in three competitions this year. You know, Manchester City would love to be in three competitions.

“They’re not. You know, so, money is not, is not everything in this game. I don’t disagree that it’s important. But we do things based on a value system. We’re about creating star players, not about buying them. We’re about what happens in a team, between players, not individual superstars. And I think that’s an inspiration to people around the world.”

12 Comments on "Wenger swoops to snap up Dortmund midfielder"

  1. Creating star players ? based on the fact Upson, Pennant, Adebayor, Cole, Fabregas, Clichy, Larsson, would all get into your squad over , Djorou, Squeelacci, Arshavin, Gibbs, Chamakh, Walcott, and Arteta you have to question the sanity of that blog really..creating star players for other people whilst slipping backwards yourself is hardly anything to be proud of !

    • Of course some of the afore mentioned players would get in before SOME of the players currently on the books but surely you’ve altered the content of the statement which said we create star players rather tham buy them….true…but some of your list (Cole, Clichy and Fabregas) left AFC but were not replaced by your second list containing some of our lesser players but when you consider when we have broke with that “creating” tradition and buy stars i.e. Arshavin, Chamakh, Reyes, Walcott… it backfires.Upson I believe was unfortunate at the time that he had a few stronger contenders in front of him, Pennant was an arsehole troublemaker and Adebayor felt he was better than his wage offer but has danced around everywhere like a disco whore ever since, were it not for the unfairness of citeh paying the bulk of his wages you wouldn’t have him right now and yeah, yeah…you don’t want him but you’re glad of his goals mate.

      • cannot stand him, lazy lazy bastard,,,that is where we have the clear edge mate, Defoe, Lennon, Bale, VDV, also all chip in so he is not that important in my view, as it happens if this Saha deal goes through and Pav out I am quite happy he is better than Pav and a slight improvement on a loan deal until we sign Remy in the summer.

        • Im hearing Rodwell is the one we are trying to get in with Saha..he is the deal maker or breaker

        • I’d call him lazy for not making enough effort from straying offside, I didn’t like him before but when he crossed to the dark side as you lot felt with Sol I despise him.
          Can’t argue with the fact our other offensive players are not getting on the score sheet as well as yours, a few seasons ago this was one of our strengths as our oppos didn’t know where the goals were coming from but we now play a lot deeper to cover the defence.

          • christ yeah Adebayor is offside more than any player I have seen, Arsenal were superb when you had 6 -7 goalscorers..unplayable

        • Adebayor is the player making you tick. All play revolves around him.

  2. welcom thomas

  3. Szczesny vs Friedel
    Fabianski vs Cudicini =
    Almunia vs Gomes

    Santos vs Assou-Ekotto
    Gibbs vs Rose
    Vermaelen vs Dawson
    Koscielny vs Kaboul
    Mertesacker vs King =
    Djourou vs Nelsen
    Squillaci/Miquel vs Gallas
    Sagna vs Walker
    Jenkinson vs ?

    Song vs Parker
    Wilshere vs Modric
    Ramsey vs Bale
    Arteta vs Kranjcar
    Rosicky vs Huddlestone =
    Coquelin vs Sandro
    Arshavin vs Dos Santos
    Oxlade-Chamberlain vs Livermore
    Diaby vs Jenas
    Benayoun vs Bentley

    Gervinho vs Van der Vaart
    Walcott vs Lennon
    Van Persie vs Adebayor
    Chamakh vs Defoe
    Park Chu Young vs Saha

    Arsenal Loans: Miyaichi, Lansbury, Frimpong, Vela, Denilson, Bendtner, Joel CampbellSpurs Loans:  Corluka, Townsend, Bassong, PienaarOur squad is not as bad as some fans believe. Any club other than Barcelona or Real Madrid would struggle with 10 players missing. Admittedly we need the likes of Hazard and Benzema to become a real force again, but we’re still a strong team when everyone’s fit – unfortunately, we seem to be experiencing an injury crisis every season in recent years.

    • Absolutely right, but you have a manager incapable of keeping them all motivated, and incapable of getting them organised.
      You compare Arshavin with Dos Santos and Walcott with Lennon, but neither of them are wide players at all , you should be comparing them with VDV if any comparison is to be madeOxo Chamberlain and Livermore ? this is part of the problem down the Arsenal your players don’t have a role, they are all being played out of position. or areas where they could be stronger,

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