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Lansbury joins Nottingham Forest

August 28, 2012

Nottingham Forest have completed the signing of Arsenal midfielder Henri Lansbury on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Henri Lansbury
PA PhotosHenri Lansbury has finally opted to move on for good

Lansbury, 21, is the seventh permanent signing made by Forest since the Al Hasawi family's takeover of the Championship club, in addition to the loan signings of Daniel Ayala and Sam Hutchinson.

The England Under-21 international has spent loan spells with Norwich and West Ham in the last two seasons, helping both win promotion to the Premier League.

But he has been unable to break into Arsene Wenger's midfield at the Emirates Stadium and has now opted for a permanent switch away.

Forest chairman Omar Al Hasawi told the club's official website: ``Henri joins us as a young player with a rich pedigree and fits the bill perfectly as the kind of talented player that our manager Sean O'Driscoll is intent on bringing into the club.''