Two assists, six key passes: Ex-Arsenal Henri Lansbury produces a stunning display for Forest

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Former Arsenal youngster stood out for Nottingham Forest in their draw against Ipswich.


Henri Lansbury produced a starring display as Nottingham Forest drew 2-2 with Ipswich Town.

Forest had not scored in three Premier League games, with Lansbury playing in each, but he played a key role in helping Stuart Pearce's side fight back from two goals down twice.

Lansbury created both goals, scored by Robert Tesche and Michail Antonio, with the result a fourth consecutive draw for Forest, who still sit second in the Championship.

  AssistsTacklesKey PassesTouchesShotsMins Played
Henri Lansbury 2 3 6 88 2 90

Lansbury was a part of England's under-21 squad with Pearce, who has already now helped him out-do his previous season from a creative perspective.

In 2013/14 he provided two assists in 28 starts, this season he has three in seven starts. He is however short of his goal tally so far, Lansbury has one, compared with the seven he scored last season so has a little catching up to do.

A former Arsenal trainee, Lansbury has a golden chance this year to earn himself and his side a spot in the Premier League, and go onto fulfil his potential.

There is a long way to do, and Forest need to get wins on the board after the international break, but ensuring they headed into it unbeaten in the Championship was key, and Lansbury was integral in that at the weekend.

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