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Time to give this youngster a shot?

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It’s been reported in the Daily Mirror that on loan Arsenal midfielder Henri Lansbury will seek showdown talks with Arsene Wenger before deciding whether to commit his future to the north London club or request a transfer in the upcoming transfer window.

The England Under-21 international has spent the current season out on loan at West Ham and will return to Arsenal after the play-offs, wary of what his future holds.

Despite being sent out on loan for the past four seasons, it is thought Arsenal want the 21-year-old to sign a new deal at the club. However, should he sign an extension to his existing deal, Lansbury would undoubtedly want to be apart of Wenger’s first-team plans rather than being loaned out for a fifth straight season.

If of course Wenger can’t assure him this then it is highly likely that Lansbury will look to depart the club he has been at since the age of nine, with Swansea, Norwich and newly promoted Reading ready to pounce.

So should we tie Lansbury down to a new deal and give him a shot in the side next season? I believe so.

He has the heart, determination and ability to succeed at Arsenal. The midfielder has only managed to score one goal and assist with four in 22 Championship appearances for West Ham this season, but his displays have been impressive to say the very least.

I don’t think he would start on a regular basis if he stay put, but Lansbury will definitely offer us more depth and competition in the midfield department. In addition, with Aaron Ramsey out-of-form and struggling to convince some of the Arsenal faithful with his performances this season, Lansbury would almost certainly give the young Welshman a run for his money and keep him on his toes.

Offer Henri a new deal and give him a shot Wenger!!!

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  • Hillary says:

    Let henri cum in 2 da 1st team n ramsey take him on loan dat will help us az a team next season

  • MistaKen says:

    Lansbury is a fighter. God knows we haven’t got many of them in our team. Unlike Song, if asked to do so, he’d stay put in DM and break up attacks. I’d keep him and give him some starts next season.

  • SouthLDNGooner says:

    I Love Lansbury he really is a fighter. He’s the kind of player we will need when we start to wither towards the ends of seasons. he had real energy. id love to see him in red & white next season. tbh if we dont get 3 world beaters for next season i think our youngsters will be our biggest threat. THEY’RE HUNGRY!!!

  • kc says:

    Do not think lansbury is good enough for Arsenal. His record at West ham is average. If he is that good, he would have a couple of MOTM performances and first choice in the team sheet.
    Players who will break thru, one can gauge their performances at the loanee’s club. If they cannot play regularly and well, then their chances of making it would be regarded as poor. Wilshire and ryo(this season) are prime examples.

  • finestcuts says:

    Lansbury is Parlour-esque, a solid hard working player. But lets be honest, even though he’s a good player, does he have what it takes to break into the first team? His productivity stats suggest he doesn’t.

    Another very important question is, can we get a better player?

    Norwich were interested in signing him long term.
    Lets see what options we have available. Bring Lansbury back only if the best option. We need to have 25 of the strongest players available so we can rotate stress free. At the moment, if any of our first 11 are out, there are questions about whether we can win the next game.

  • Tony Hammer says:

    The Goon, who told you that Lansbury’s performances for West Ham this season have been “impressive to say the least”? I have seen every game that he has been involved in this season and he has had maybe TWO decent games. The rest of the time he has looked disinterested. His passing has been wayward and he has a tendency to dive recklessly into tackles. After hearing about his exploits at Norwich, where he was apparently a sensation, I was expecting a LOT more from him. He does not look like a better prospect for Arsenal than Ramsey or Wilshire. In fact if he returns to the Emirates then he is only going to play Carling Cup football for the foreseeable future. Maybe West Ham was the wrong club at the wrong time, as the raw talent is clearly there somewhere

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