The excitement among Arsenal fans is at the highest during any transfer window and expecting some big names to join the club. But most of the time it ends up n frustration and this January window was no different. My heart wanted some big signings but the mind kept telling me that there is no one coming in. The transfer window ended yesterday and we had signed yet another unknown youngster and also had the young Japanese Player Ryo Miyaichi going out on loan to Bolton. And that was all the activity at the club.
We did post about these two a couple of days back on the site but we have got a bit more information on the young German. Thomas Eisfeld is an attacking midfielder who was part of Dortmund’s Academy for the about seven years and has also featured at the youth level for German. He also captained the German U15 team so there is something about him that the scouts found and he might be another star for Arsenal in the coming years.
On his move to the club, the German said: “I feel very proud to have signed for Arsenal. This is a great club, with many great players, and I’m so happy to be joining Arsenal. It’s a real honor to be team mates with the great players at Arsenal. I will give it everything I have here and do my best to make the manager, players and fans happy.”
Wenger also gave some good feedback about the player and he went on to say “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.”
So we can all hope for the best for this lad and hope he turns out to be star just like a lot of the youngsters signed by Wenger.
And just like Wenger suggested a couple of days back, he got Ryo to join Bolton on a loan deal till the end of the season. It’s definitely a good move for the Japanese as he would get some playing time under Owen Coyle. And from what Wilshere got after his loan deal at Bolton in 2010 i am pretty confident that Ryo is in right hands. So i would be one of those who would be eagerly waiting for some Bolton games from now on to see the winger in action. Ryo did impress me with his speed and game when he toured Asia during the pre-season and hoping to see that magic when he plays for Bolton.
There were news also about Arshavin going to Mega-rich Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala with the Russian club making a move. But there has been no news about it after that, but then the transfer window in Russian does not end till about 23rd of February. So there is time for that move later this month too but we got to see if Wenger is ready to sell him or not.
Today we play Bolton and with Chelsea losing some points yesterday we need to make sure that we get a win out of this match and push forward for the top 4 finish.
What did you think of Arsenal’s January Transfer Activities?
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