Arsenal have officially confirmed the signing of Borussia Dortmund youngster Tomas Eisfeld, with the 19 year old expressing excitement at the prospect of joining the Gunners.
While at the start of January, Arsene Wenger had claimed he would look for a left-back, the manager has since changed his mind, and has kept in line with his transfer policy of targeting young players with future potential, with Eisfeld the latest to show he could be a European prospect.
Wenger hasn't promised that the starlet will get first team action right away, but the Frenchman believes he has what it takes to be a long-term success at the Emirates.
"He is a young prospect with good footballing talent," Wenger told the official website.
"He has the good ingredients that could allow him to integrate into the quality of our team - the basics are technique, good movement and skill. We believe that he has a chance to develop well here.
"How much first-team football he has depends on him. Basically we planned to get him at the end of the season but we got him a bit earlier because he was at the end of his contract. We will use this period for adaptation."
Eisfeld said that he couldn't be more excited to make the move to north London, with the attacking midfielder looking forward to following in the footsteps of Jens Lehmann and Tomas Rosicky.
"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," he said.
"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."