Arsenal boss praises youngster Lansbury
By Luke Thornhill
Updated Wednesday, 22nd September 2010
Arsene Wenger felt the former Iron loanee Henri Lansbury acquitted himself well after his first competitive start for Arsenal on Tuesday night.
Lansbury, 19, opened the scoring in the 4-1 Carling Cup win over local rivals Tottenham Hotspur, a memorable way to mark his first start after five substitute appearances.
"He has not played for a long time and he is a bit like Ray Parlour - up and down, fantastic engine, good attitude," said Wenger, the Arsenal manager.
"He smells when you have to be in the box. He is a player who is always in there when a cross is coming in from the other side. He always scores goals."
Lansbury made 18 appearances for the Iron on loan in 2009, scoring four goals.