Henri Lansbury joined us from Nottingham Forest in the January transfer window of 2016/17.
Lansbury became Steve Bruce’s second signing following in the footsteps of Sam Johnstone, who joined on loan from Man Utd until the end of the season.
Much like Johnstone with the Red Devils, Lansbury enjoyed an excellent football education early on in his career with Arsenal.
Lansbury joined Forest from the Gunners in August 2012, marking the end of a lengthy spell with Arsene Wenger’s side who he joined from Norwich City as a youngster in 1999.
After having his appetite whetted in a number of League Cup games for Arsenal, Lansbury joined League One side Scunthorpe United for the second half of the 2008/09 season, scoring four times.
He spent the following season on loan at Championship side Watford but returned to Arsenal in time to make his Premier League debut, replacing Theo Walcott in Arsenal's final day demolition of Fulham.
His career gathered momentum in 2010/11, when he scored his first professional goal against rivals Tottenham in a League Cup match, before he earned a call up to Arsenal's Champions League squad for their game against Shakhtar Donetsk.
He spent the second part of the season on loan at Norwich City and helped them to promotion to the Premier League.
He won a second successive promotion the following year, this time on loan at West Ham who went up via the play-offs.
Lansbury achieved cult hero status at Upton Park when he took his place between the sticks to replace the red-carded Rob Green away at Blackpool.
The midfielder went on to keep a clean sheet as The Hammers won 4-1.
He arrived at the City Ground permanently on a four-year deal in time for the start of the 2012/13 campaign.
After finishing eighth that campaign with a personal 32 appearances and five goals, Lansbury looked forward to the next term and, despite finishing a healthy 11th, the midfielder missed the final few months through injury.
The 2014/15 season was a positive one for Lansbury as he made 40 appearances and scored 11 goals for The Reds as he produced a number of all-action displays at the heart of the Forest midfield.
Lansbury continued to flourish this term under the new management of Philippe Montanier - and scored his first career hat-trick in November 2016 to inspire Forest to a 5-2 defeat of Barnsley at Oakwell.
At the start of December, Lansbury was awarded the Championship Player of the Month Award for November, the first time he had won the award.
In January 2017, Lansbury arrived in B6 to work under Bruce.