If quotes attributed to Wenger are anything to go by, Arsenal have finally found the new Robert Pires. Arsenal’s German youth international Thomas Eisfeld has been likened to Arsenal’s former winger Robert Pires. Esfeld who scored his first Arsenal first team goal against West Brom on Wednesday in the third round of the capital one has been scoring from every angle for Arsenal’s under 21 team ( netting a total of 9 times from his midfield role last season ) and been called ” a rare quality” player by Wenger.
“He is a Pires type,” the manager told Arsenal Player. “He appears to be in the box without being noisy and appearing suddenly. When he is there, he finishes well.
“He has that kind of quality that some midfielders have – not many. They have the timing to get in dangerous situations. When they have those dangerous situations, they are like snakes. They bite you to death because they don’t miss their first touch.
“He’s cool enough in front of goal and he finishes well.”
Esfeld signed for Arsenal on the last day of the January transfer window of 2011 from German club Borussia Dortmund.