Arseblog News has learned that Henri Lansbury is close to a permanent move to newly promoted Norwich City.
The England U21 midfielder has only one year left on his contract and enjoyed a fine loan spell at Carrow Road last season, appearing 15 times and scoring 4 goals.
On his Twitter account yesterday he posted the following message, “Is it time for a new chapter, hmmm”, before deleting it, which led many to speculate about his future.
Arsene Wenger appeared impressed with the energetic midfielder last season, comparing him former legend Ray Parlour. “For me, Lansbury will be an Arsenal player”, he said. “He is doing extremely well. He is a type of player who I rate because of his qualities, but as well his mental strength. He is a bit like Ray Parlour – up and down, fantastic engine, good attitude”.
The move, should it happen, would disappoint many Arsenal fans who would like to see the home-grown youngster given a chance, even if they would like to see the club invest in more experience this summer.