Tomas Rosicky
Arsenal's Tomas Rosicky.

New Arsenal signing Tomas Eisfeld has revealed he was motivated to join the Gunners for the chance to play alongside childhood hero Tomas Rosicky.

Eisfeld completed his move from Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday and the 19-year-old expressed his excitement at the chance to play alongside Rosicky and Thierry Henry.

"My hero was Tomas Rosicky. I have a shot of him in my room and it's fantastic to play with him," Eisfeld told

"In my opinion, he's a great player and I focus on his game. But I play a little bit differently. I think I can read the game very well and my technique is quite good."

Eisfeld came through the ranks at Borussia Dortmund, scoring six goals in 12 matches for the club's Under-19 team this season, before joining Arsenal.

"I feel proud because to train with players like Thierry Henry is a dream of each player," he added. "It's like a dream come true for me."

The youngster also said he was looking forward to training under Arsene Wenger.

"[Arsene Wenger] is great for young players," he said. "Mr Wenger said to me that I will get the chance to train with the first team and then it's up to me if I play or I don't play."

Arsenal's relatively quiet spending in the January transfer window was down to a more cautious financial approach, according to Arsene Wenger.

Trading figures were down year-on-year from £225m in January 2011 to £29m this year and Wenger believes clubs have been forced to adapt to the instability in the global economy.

"The figures show you [that there is more caution]," Wenger is quoted on the club's official Web site.

"You must say as well that you had big transfers last year with Torres, Carroll and David Luiz. This package alone was about £100m, but still there is a significant difference because we are in a recession period and everybody suffers.

"It means that football has to respond and I don't know if financial fair play will come in, but it looks like economically the whole of Europe is becoming a bit more cautious."