Arsenal’s Henri Lansbury was forced to play in goal for West Ham last night and the stand-in keeper kept a clean sheet during their 4-1 win over Blackpool.
Lansbury started the game on the bench but with the Hammers 2-1 up, Rob Green received a 53rd minute red card, and with no reserve keeper named in the squad, Walrus-looking cunt threw on the young Gunner who kept Blackpool at bay as the ten men scored two more.
Speaking to the official West Ham site, Henri said, “I was a bit shocked at first but then the gaffer turned around and said ‘You’re going in’ so I thought ‘alright’ and I couldn’t wait to get on. It was enjoyable.
“I enjoy playing in goal. I did it quite a bit when I was with my mates and in five-a-side tournaments I go in goal, but to play out on the pitch is another level, to be honest with you.”
I’m not sure developing his goalkeeping skills was what anyone quite had in mind when he went to Upton Park on loan but it’s a story of some brightness in a pretty miserable week.
Unless you take into account the fact that winning last night made Allardyce and Trevor Brooking (still not forgiven for 1980) happy but we at Arseblog News would like to focus on Lansbury’s effort.
Now come back and dislodge Fabianski! We kid, we kid.