Admittedly, seeing Thomas Eisfeld in Arsenal's starting lineup in 2012-13 would require changes or unforeseen occurrences of epic proportions. Yet when it comes to Arsenal, it's hard to rule out the impossible.
Though he may be behind (in this order) Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey and possibly even Tomas Rosicky (if he decides to stay on) in the pecking order for the said position, when considering the likelihood of all three aforementioned players to be absent come season starter next campaign, it seems more and more possible.
Wilshere will only be returning from injury, and will be expected to feel some recurrence or recoil once he returns to the fray. Ramsey is far too inconsistent, and Rosicky may not even be at the club next season, let alone remain fit.
And yet, little is known about Arsenal's new 19-year-old signing.
Described as "having good ingredients" to adapt to the English game, according to Arsene Wenger, many are touting Eisfeld as being another potential hidden gem unearthed by the French tactician. And given Wenger's track record of "pulling rabbits out of hats," it would seem hard to argue, or even deny giving Eisfeld a chance in the first team.
And giving the timeliness of the signing—the news of Wilshere's season-ending injury—it's fair to assume Eisfeld will be deployed in the "Cesc role," which originally Wilshere and/or Ramsey are expected to fill in some capacity.
Though he may not be an automatic starter in most games, he'd present himself as a good squad player capable of playing in the pivotal role at the top of Arsenal's famous "midfield triangle." Additionally, considering the fact that he was signed at 19—an age where at a club like Arsenal players are expected to start contributing to the first team—coupled with the fact that he's already training with the first team, means Arsenal fans can expect to see almost immediate participation in games from the German starlet.