Lansbury warming up for West Ham United in 2011
|Full name||Henri George Lansbury|
|Date of birth||12 October 1990|
|Place of birth||Enfield, London, England|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Nottingham Forest F.C.|
|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)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:30, 16 September 2015 (UTC).
Henri George Lansbury (born 12 October 1990) is an English professional 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, West Ham United and Nottingham Forest. 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.
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. He featured regularly for both the club's under-18 and reserve sides. 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. 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" On 1 July 2008 he signed his first professional contract with Arsenal. 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. He scored on his full debut against Swindon Town in the league, 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.
On 31 December 2009, Lansbury signed a new long term contract with Arsenal. After signing a new deal, manager Arsène Wenger said that Lansbury "will be a big player". 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. 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.
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.
Loan to Norwich City
On 22 November 2010, Lansbury joined Norwich City on a 28-day emergency loan deal to cover for injuries in the City squad. 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. Lansbury sustained a hamstring injury in the 2–1 away victory over Coventry City. After briefly returning to Arsenal in mid-January, he soon rejoined Norwich on loan until the end of the season. He scored his first two goals for the club in consecutive home games against Millwall and Reading – the former being a stoppage time winner. 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.
Loan to West Ham United
On 31 August 2011, Lansbury joined West Ham United on a season-long loan from Arsenal. 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. 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.  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.
On 28 August 2012 Lansbury joined Football League Championship side Nottingham Forest on a four-year deal for a transfer fee believed to be in excess of £1 million. 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. 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. Lansbury scored his second goal on his third appearance of the season, in a 3–0 win over Bolton Wanderers.
Having established himself as a regular starter for Forest, Lansbury missed the final months of the 2013–14 season through injury and was strongly linked in the summer with a move to newly promoted Premier League side Burnley. However, Lansbury signed a new three-year contract with Forest on 22 August 2014. He made his return from injury on 26 August 2014, scoring and winning the fan's man of the match award in a 2–0 League Cup second round victory over Huddersfield Town. Lansbury then started Forest's next game in the Championship away at Sheffield Wednesday. He played sixty-eight minutes of the game and scored Forest's winner in the thirty-seventh minute.
Over the course of the summer of 2015 and the beginning of the 2015-16 Championship season, Lansbury was once again linked with a transfer to Burnley. Despite the continued media speculation and negotiations between Forest and Burnley, Lansbury's manager Dougie Freedman praised his new captain's attitude and commented that his performance against Rotherham was a "delight to watch". Less than a week after the Rotherham game, a statement was released by Forest on the 20 August 2015 confirming that Lansbury had declared his intention to stay at the club.
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 Germany, 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. 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. 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.
- As of match played 15 September 2015
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other||Total|
|Scunthorpe United (loan)||2008–09||League One||16||4||—||0||0||2[a]||0||18||4|
|Norwich City (loan)||2010–11||Championship||23||4||0||0||—||—||23||4|
|West Ham United (loan)||2011–12||Championship||22||1||1||0||—||1[b]||0||24||1|
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- Profile at Arsenal.com
- Henri Lansbury profile at TheFA.com
- Henri Lansbury career statistics at Soccerbase
- Henri Lansbury Profile The Official PFA website