Arsenal have accepted a plethora of loan offers for midfielder Henri Lansbury, but the England Under 21 international is yet to decide on his future.
Lansbury has been named in the Arsenal first-team for the new season but Arsène Wenger has given the youngster the opportunity to leave again on loan, should he wish. Former loan club’s Scunthorpe United and Watford have all asked whether they could have the prospect for a second spell, but Wenger rebuffed their advances. Instead, offers from Championship rivals Swansea City and Leeds United have been accepted, while Premier League outfit Newcastle United have made their interest known.
However, Henri is hoping he could still play a part for Arsenal, notably in the Carling Cup. Recent injuries to Craig Eastmond and Emmanuel Frimpong have opened the door for match minutes in the holding midfield role, but Wenger remains uncertain. Newcastle would offer the perfect opportunity for top flight action but they’ve only had a tentative interest as yet, but could make a firm offer if they fail to land other targets before the window closes.
Henri is poised to make his decision on Monday.