Arsenal talent Eisfeld joins Fulham for an undisclosed fee

Thomas Eisfeld

Thomas Eisfeld will seek first-team football at Craven Cottage.

Arsenal have an excellent reputation for bringing through top young talent from around the globe with the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Alex Song and Jack Wilshere all excellent examples. But of the next generation many an Arsenal fan found themselves excited by the potential shown by Germany youth international Thomas Eisfeld.

Once dubbed better than Mario Gotze, who of course recently scored a very important goal, the ex-Borussia Dortmund talent joined the Gunners in January 2012.

He had also made headway into the first team. He impressed in that infamous 7-5 League Cup win against Reading back in 2012 while last season he scored during a cup tie with West Bromwich Albion. He had also impressed on pre-season tours and many a fan had compared him to club legend Freddie Ljungberg in playing style.

So the future seemed bright for him at The Emirates, until today. It has been confirmed by the club that Eisfeld has been sold to Championship side Fulham for an undisclosed fee.

Countryman Felix Magath is a fan of the 21-year-old - and has decided to bring him down to the second tier of English football to see if he can continue his development at Craven Cottage.

Eisfeld, who is an attacking midfielder, had shown signs of stagnation toward the end of last season but most Arsenal fans would agree he was a player who did not get the chances he deserved in the Gunners first-team after the impressive cameos he put in.

With first-team football unlikely in North London he has made a positive career move in joining the Magath revolution in the South West of the capital.

Now he has the task of earning regular first-team football and helping The Cottagers rejoin his former employers in the Premier League at the first time of asking.

Can Eisfeld live up to his potential at Fulham?

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