Henri Lansbury Scores in Carling Cup Win over Tottenham

Henri Lansbury may be on the cusp of first team inclusion.

 

http://thefixtures.typepad.com/files/lansbury-goal-montage-320.mov

"…who is on the move? It’s Henri."

 

All but one of Henri Lansbury's first team appearances have come in the Carling Cup. He never seems languid or out of the moment, and plays with a lot of energy. His limited first team experience may be due in part to Aaron Ramsey placing ahead of him. Arsene Wenger spoke highly of Lansbury after his performance against Spurs:

"Henri Lansbury is a type of player who I rate because of his qualities, but as well his mental strength, the timing of his runs. He gives you qualities that are very difficult to find in the modern game.

“He goes always behind [the defence] and he has the timing to get in the box and scores goals from midfield. He is showing that again the other night when you see the cross coming in, who is on the move? It’s Henri.

“I like his attitude, his spirit, his mental strength and of course his qualities. He has not played for a while; he played with cramps until the last minute [against Spurs] and has a fantastic team attitude. I rate him and I like him.”

 

9/25/10

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