The former Arsenal midfielder moves across the Midlands from Nottingham Forest.

Aston Villa fans have been reacting on social media to the news the club have captured the signing of midfielder Henri Lansbury from Nottingham Forest on Friday.

The 26 year-old makes the switch across the Midlands for a fee BBC Sport reports to be in excess of £2.75m.

Henri Lansbury celebrates after scoring the fifth goal for Nottingham Forest to complete his hat trick

A former student of Arsene Wenger in North London, Lansbury has spent spells with Watford, Norwich City and West Ham United, before making the move to the City Ground in 2012.

The move to Birmingham brings to an end a five-year spell with Forest, where the central midfielder scored 32 in 145 appearances for the club.

Following the sacking of Phillippe Montanier last week, Henri Lansbury now begins a new chapter in his career.

Arsenal’s Henri Lansbury in action against Sheffield United’s Nick Montgomery (R)

With Steve Bruce hoping to partner the Englishman with Barnsley’s Conor Hourihane, as reported in The Derby Telegraph, a new look central midfield partnership will hope to see Aston Villa climb the table, with an eye on an immediate return to the Premier League.

Villa fans are delighted with the signing. Here are just a few of their comments.

More than a few have reservations however about his reportedly high wages.

Whilst some Forest fans are happy to see the back of him…


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