Thomas Eisfeld is a German professional footballer who plays for Arsenal F.C as an attacking midfielder. Eisfeld began his career at Borussia Dortmund youth academy. He previously played for SV Quitt Ankum and VfL Osnabrück before joining Borussia Dortmund. After his recovery, he scored six goals in twelve matches for the Dortmund U-19 team during the 2011–12 season. After leaving Dortmund, he was signed by Arsenal on 31 January 2012 for a reported fee of £475,000. He has been cited by many as the next Mario Götze due to his excellent play-making abilities and a good on-field presence of mind. Eisfeld was later selected for Arsenal's 24 man squad to tour of Asia during July 2012. In a match against a Malaysia XI, Eisfeld replaced Theo Walcott and scored Arsenal's first goal of the game which finished in a 2–1 victory, in Arsenal's favour. Eisfeld made his professional debut on 30 October in a League Cup game against Reading, coming on as a substitute. Arsenal won the game 7–5 in extra time, after going 4–0 down at one stage.