The Transfer Window Closes as Arsenal Adds Another “Thomas” to its Stockpile
The media Vultures swarmed round Arsenal and succeeded in torturing the Gooners for the best part of 31 days. While things weren’t going so well on the pitch, tales of countless players linked to the club made some faithful put their hopes for unjust causes.
Szczesny’s performance in goal was enough for the media Vultures to keep quiet in that position of the club. Last summer, Arsenal was linked to Pepe Reina, Gianluigi Buffon, Mark Schwarzer and so many other goalies. The defence was in shambles following the performances of Sebastien Squillaci et al coupled with a long term injury suffered by Thomas Vermaelen so names like Gary Cahill and Chris Samba stole the headlines.
The midfield had the highest number of players linked with high-profile names like Yann M’ Vila, Eden Hazard, Mario Gotze and much more. Lukas Podolski, Burat Yilmaz and Pato made fans drool a bit but it was not to be.
However, Arsene Wenger cleaned the dust off the club’s cobweb-stricken cheque to make a new acquisition. He’s certainly not the type that would make forget to brush your teeth even if the match wants to take place by 7.00am. He’s also not the type that will make Aaron Ramsey pee on his pants with the fear of him taking his place.
The rich yet miserly Arsenal board and Arsenal presents a new “Thomas” to the stockpile that already contains Thomas Vermaelen, Tomas Rosicky and Tomasz “@dkingpin” Agulanna:
The young bloke is starting his Arsenal career with the jersey (Number 57) the club handed to Cesc Fabregas when he joined from Barcelona’s Mutant Academy. I’ve done some “homework” on the chap and I’ve found out that he scored six goals in 12 matches for the Dortmund U-19 team in this season. He’s also a versatile chap that represented Germany at various youth levels, even assuming the role of the U-15 captain at some point in his young career.
As expected, he ran out of superlatives regarding his move to Arsenal:
“It’s a real honour to be team mates with the great players at Arsenal, and also training everyday 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.”
“I would also like to thank Borussia Dortmund, where I played for the last seven years, for everything they have done for me. I had a great time there, and there were many wonderful coaches who helped me get to where I am today.”
At least, he didn’t a fantasy tale like his compatriot Per Mertesacker:
“When I was young, I visited England with my auntie, as somebody who was football crazy, I simply had to come back with a shirt.’
“I can’t remember why, but I came back with an Arsenal shirt and my brother had a Manchester United one. This affinity has grown over more than 10 years and now the loop closes because I am delighted to finally get to play at a team I always supported and where I always wanted to appear eventually.”
Arsene Wenger said that the club had “liked” the young chap for some time. He had been watched closely by the scouting team and the boss concluded that he has the attitude and technical ability to be a valuable addition to his team.
Arsenal Football Club is very pleased to welcome Thomas Eisfeld to the Club and look forward to his contribution in the coming seasons. He’ll be a good addition to the “Thomas” Stockpile of the club’s armoury.
For what its worth, the Thomas’ before him are very good technicians and are comfortable with the ball at their feet. Wenger’s description of the youngster shows that he’s in the same mold.
Jack Wilshere rose to glory as a 19-year old. I won’t be surprised if this 19-year old follows suit.
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