Henri Lansbury

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Henri Lansbury
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Lansbury warming up for West Ham United
Personal information
Full name Henri George Lansbury[1]
Date of birth (1990-10-12) 12 October 1990 (age 23)
Place of birth Enfield, London, England
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Nottingham Forest
Number 10
Youth career
1998–1999 Norwich City
1999–2006 Arsenal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2012 Arsenal 3 (0)
2008–2009 Scunthorpe United (loan) 16 (4)
2009–2010 Watford (loan) 37 (5)
2010–2011 Norwich City (loan) 23 (4)
2011–2012 West Ham United (loan) 22 (1)
2012– Nottingham Forest 61 (12)
National team
2005–2006 England U16 5 (0)
2006–2007 England U17 14 (4)
2007–2009 England U19 11 (4)
2009–2013 England U21 16 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:16, 16 April 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Henri George Lansbury (born 12 October 1990) is an English footballer who plays for Nottingham Forest. He previously played for Arsenal, whom he had been associated with since the age of eight, and had loan spells with Scunthorpe United, Watford, Norwich City and West Ham United. He achieved back to back promotions from the Football League Championship as he was a member of the Norwich team which finished runners-up in the 2010–11 Championship and the West Ham squad that were promoted via the play offs in the 2011–12 Championship. He has also played international football to England under-21 level.

Club career[edit]

Arsenal[edit]

Lansbury was born in Enfield, Middlesex and grew up in Potters Bar. In 1999, he joined Arsenal as a schoolboy from the books of Norwich City.[3] He featured regularly for both the club's under-18 and reserve sides.[4] He finally made his first-team debut on 31 October 2007, in Arsenal's 3–0 League Cup win over Sheffield United, when he was brought on to replace Theo Walcott in the 83rd minute.[5] Lansbury missed the second half on the 2007–08 season due to glandular fever but returned to fitness in time to participate in pre-season training and the 2008 pre-season friendly games.

He was described by former Arsenal striker Alan Smith as having "huge potential"[6] On 1 July 2008 he signed his first professional contract with Arsenal.[7] but was restricted to cup games at the club. On 31 January 2009, Lansbury went on loan to Scunthorpe United in League One for a month.[8][9] He scored on his full debut against Swindon Town in the league,[10] adding three further goals during his loan campaign. Lansbury featured in the FA Youth Cup Final for Arsenal, helping them win the trophy over Liverpool, assisting Gilles Sunu on the first goal and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas on the fourth goal in the first leg 4–1 victory.[11]

On 21 August 2009, Lansbury joined Watford on loan until 31 December 2009. He scored his first goals for them with a brace against Sheffield Wednesday on 23 October 2009.[12][13]

On 31 December 2009, Lansbury signed a new long term contract with Arsenal.[14] After signing a new deal, manager Arsène Wenger said that Lansbury "will be a big player".[15] He made his Premier League debut for Arsenal on 9 May 2010 against Fulham on the last day of the season, after returning from his loan spell at Watford.[16] Arsenal won the match 4–0. His first goal for the club came against Tottenham Hotspur in the 3rd round of the League Cup, on 21 September 2010. Lansbury played the full 90 minutes and 30 minutes extra time, as the Gunners ran out 4–1 winners against their bitter North London rivals. It was a goal which he said was like a dream.[17]

After impressing against Spurs, Lansbury went on to be named in the Arsenal squad for their UEFA Champions League game against Shakhtar Donetsk but did not make an appearance off the bench. After a successful loan spell at Norwich City for much of the 2010–11 season, making 23 appearances and being involved in nine goals, he returned to his parent club. He made two substitute appearances for Arsenal at the beginning of the season before joining West Ham United at the end of August 2011 on a season long loan for rest of the 2011–12 season. On 13 September 2011, Lansbury signed a contract extension, for an undisclosed period of time, with Arsenal.[18]

Loan to Norwich City[edit]

On 22 November 2010, Lansbury joined Norwich City on a 28-day emergency loan deal to cover for injuries in the City squad.[19] He was given the number 12 shirt and made his debut in the East Anglian derby victory against Ipswich Town on 28 November, setting up a goal for Grant Holt in the process.[20] Lansbury sustained a hamstring injury in the 2–1 away victory over Coventry City.[21] After briefly returning to Arsenal in mid-January, he soon rejoined Norwich on loan until the end of the season.[22] He scored his first two goals for the club in consecutive home games against Millwall and Reading – the former being a stoppage time winner.[23][24] He became a cult hero after his goal against Leeds United when he celebrated by doing the Dougie made famous by the song Teach Me How To Dougie.[25]

Lansbury missed out on the 2010–11 Football League Championship Young Player of the Year award after fierce competition from Connor Wickham who at the time was playing for Ipswich Town.

Loan to West Ham United[edit]

On 31 August 2011, Lansbury joined West Ham United on a season-long loan from Arsenal.[26] He made his debut on 10 September 2011 in a 4–3 home win against Portsmouth scoring West Ham's second goal, eventually finishing with the Man of the Match accolade.[27] In October 2011, Lansbury was ruled out until Christmas with a knee injury. On 21 February 2012, Lansbury was brought on to play in goal against Blackpool after Robert Green had been sent off for a professional foul with West Ham leading 2–1. Manager Sam Allardyce had not named a goalkeeper amongst his substitutes. West Ham went on to win the game 4–1, and fans chanted "England's Number 1" at the final whistle in tribute to Lanbury's second-half goalkeeping debut, keeping a clean-sheet in the process. [28][29] West Ham's travelling fans also sang 'Are you Ludo (Hammers favourite Ludek Miklosko) in disguise?' to Lansbury in honour of his emergency shot-stopping stint between the sticks.[30]

Nottingham Forest[edit]

On 28 August 2012 Lansbury joined Football League Championship side Nottingham Forest on a four-year deal[31] for a transfer fee believed to be in excess of £1 million.[32] On 19 February 2013 he scored his first goal for the club by netting the fifth goal in a 6–1 victory over Huddersfield Town.[33]

Lansbury scored the first goal of Forest's 2013–14 campaign in the Championship, netting the only goal in a 1–0 victory over Huddersfield Town.[34] Lansbury scored his second goal on his third appearance of the season, in a 3–0 win over Bolton Wanderers.[35]

International career[edit]

Lansbury has featured for England at several youth levels. As a former captain of the U-16 team and he was part of the U-17 team which reached the final of the 2007 UEFA U-17 European Championship. He missed the match due to concussion which he received in the semi-final. Lansbury has also captained England at U-19 level and was part of the team which lost in the final of the 2009 UEFA U-19 European Championship against Ukraine, scoring three goals in the tournament. He was called up to the U21 team for the first time for their qualifying match against Portugal in November 2009. On 16 November 2010, in an England Under-21 friendly match against Portugal, Lansbury replaced Jason Steele in goal when he was sent off. Lansbury let in the resulting penalty by Cenk Tosun but kept Germany at bay for the rest of the match.[36] Lansbury was called up to the England U-21 team for the 2011 UEFA Under-21 Championships and featured in all three group stage matches as a substitute. On 1 September 2011 he started for England in an 2013 UEFA Under-21 Championships qualifier against Azerbaijan. In an impressive display he scored twice, assisted two further goals and was named man of the match as England won 6–0.[37] On 29 February 2012, he scored two goals as England U21 secured a play-off spot for Euro 2013 with a 4–0 victory at The Riverside over Belgium U21.[38]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 8 April 2014
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Arsenal 2007–08[39] Premier League 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2008–09[40] Premier League 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
2009–10[41] Premier League 1 0 0 0 1 0
2010–11[42] Premier League 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
2011–12[43] Premier League 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 3 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 8 1
Scunthorpe United (loan) 2008–09[40] League One 16 4 0 0 2[a] 0 18 4
Watford (loan) 2009–10[41] Championship 37 5 1 0 1 0 39 5
Norwich City (loan) 2010–11[42] Championship 23 4 0 0 23 4
West Ham United (loan) 2011–12[43] Championship 22 1 1 0 1[b] 0 24 1
Nottingham Forest 2012–13[44] Championship 32 5 0 0 0 0 32 5
2013–14[45] Championship 28 7 1 0 0 0 29 7
Total 60 12 1 0 0 0 61 12
Career total 161 26 3 0 6 1 3 0 172 27
  1. ^ Appearances in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearances in Championship play-offs

Honours[edit]

Arsenal
West Ham United

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Henri Lansbury profile". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). Archived from the original on 6 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Flow from the nest – Henri Lansbury". Ex-Canaries. 
  4. ^ Chowdhury, Saj (25 September 2007). "Arsenal 2–0 Newcastle". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). Retrieved 5 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "Sheff Utd 0–3 Arsenal". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 31 October 2007. Retrieved 5 January 2010. 
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  9. ^ "Henri Lansbury profile". Scunthorpe-United.co.uk. Scunthorpe United Football Club. Archived from the original on 26 February 2009. Retrieved 13 May 2009. 
  10. ^ Swindon Town 4–2 Scunthorpe, thisisswindontownfc. Retrieved 25 February 2014.
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  19. ^ "Arsenal's Henri Lansbury joins Norwich City". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 22 November 2010. Retrieved 13 February 2011. 
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  21. ^ "Norwich City suffer Lansbury and Ward injury blow". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 29 December 2010. Retrieved 13 February 2011. 
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  28. ^ "Blackpool 1–4 West Ham". BBC Sports. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
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  31. ^ "Lansbury completes Nottingham Forest move". arsenal.com. Arsenal F.C. Retrieved 28 August 2012. 
  32. ^ "Henri Lansbury joins Nottingham Forest from Arsenal". BBC Sport. 28 August 2012. Retrieved 28 August 2012. 
  33. ^ "Nottm Forest 6–1 Huddersfield". BBC Sport. 13 February 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  34. ^ "Nottingham Forest 1 Huddersfield Town 0" Daily Mail. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
  35. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/23653961
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  38. ^ "England U21 4–0 Belgium U21". BBC Sport. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
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  42. ^ a b "Games played by Henri Lansbury in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  43. ^ a b "Games played by Henri Lansbury in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  44. ^ "Games played by Henri Lansbury in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  45. ^ "Games played by Henri Lansbury in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 

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