Were Arsenal right to get rid of this promising youngster?

Date: 7th May 2013 at 6:22 pm
Written by: | Comments (2)

henri lansbury, a talented young midfielder currently on the books of Nottingham Forest, has had an up and down if yet short career so far. A former academy product, Lansbury was wildly tipped to make the grade at the north London club after some great performances at youth level, and being part of a young side that won the FA Youth Cup which included current Gunner stars and .

However, his party lifestyle caused problems at the club with the midfielder occasionally being late to training after a late night bender, and with Arsenal having strict rules on this for youth players (as not to have repeats of players like and ), Lansbury was in trouble. But his performances on the pitch kept him at the club scoring important goals at youth level.

Lansbury had several loan spells while still on the books at Arsenal with the first being at Scunthorpe United in League One. The 22-year-old made 16 appearances that season, scoring four goals along the way. But Scunthorpe failed to secure him the following season and Lansbury sealed another loan move away from The Emirates this time to Watford and later West Ham respectively.

Currently at Nottingham Forest, Lansbury is trying to secure promotion for the second successive seasons following promotions with Norwich and West ham. Unfortunately this was not the case. But after a slow start for Forest and a change of manger Forest’s form picked up and so did the performances of Lansbury. Unfortunately, they narrowly missed out on a play-off position, finishing in 8th place in the Championship.

Despite his time at Arsenal, Lansbury has all the tools to be a top Premier League midfielder.

Article courtesy of Cam Makeman’s blog Drinking with Gascoigne

Visit and Join our Facebook page, click HERE to do so.

Gunnersphere is currently looking for new writers to join the squad. Contact via twitter or at Gunnersphere@snack-media.com for further details.

2 thoughts on “Were Arsenal right to get rid of this promising youngster?

  • bob
    3 years ago

    we should have put a buy back clause in his contract!

  • Ben
    3 years ago

    Always hoped he’d get a chance here. Thought he had a lot of promise as a squad player and would be a good guy to have in the dressing room, but he seems the type of player that wants to be regularly involved, so probably better off at Nottingham Forest. Will most likely be the same story for Frimpong, after looking like he’d break into the squad a couple of years back.

    Gonalons/Arteta, Wilshere/Ramsey, Cazorla/Rosicky/Chamberlain should be more than good enough next season, with Gnabry breaking through in the not too distant future.


Your Comment