Arsenal are set to sign a Borussia Dortmund youngster, but not in the form of Mario Gotze or Marco Reus - the club are in fact targeting attacking midfielder Thomas Eisfeld, according to reports.
Eisfeld has had a medical in London, according to the Daily Mail, and the 19 year old is set to seal his move to the Gunners today, though sources believe he is far from being automatically included in the first team.
Arsenal have had extensive scouts at Dortmund for some time, with Gotze firmly on their radar. While the club had also been pursuing Marco Reus, they lost out to the German outfit, and the forward will join the club in the summer after finishing the season with Borussia Monchengladbach.
Dortmund has been considered by some pundits as setting up a side that can be the next Barcelona, with a host of German youngsters who look to be future talents for both the club and their country.
And while the club had hoped to hold onto Eisfeld, with the youngster coming out of contract in the summer, Arsenal have been able to get hold of him for a bargain price of around £420,000.
Eisfeld has scored six goals in 12 games for Dortmund's Under 19 squad, and as the Gunners look to build on their midfield line-up, the starlet fits perfectly into Wenger's youth policy and value for money.
Meanwhile, the side's search for a left-back looks to be shrinking, with speculation surrounding Aly Cissokho going quiet and Wayne Bridge shoring up a loan move to Sunderland.
Thomas Eisfeld playing in the reserves for Dortmund: