Arsenal Henri Lansbury says Jack Wilshere is inspiration

05 June 2011 09:28
ShareArsenal midfielder Henri Lansbury is using pal Jack Wilshere as a role model in hisquest for a place in Fabio Capello's England squad.

Lansbury, 20, has a point to prove when he lines up for the Under-21s against Norway at Southampton.

He said: 'Jack has done what we all aim to do. He has taken his chance and gone out there and performed. Other lads at Arsenal look up to him and want to be doingthe same. I have played many years with Jack. He has progressed and taken his chance.

Ambition: Henri Lansbury (left) has returned to Arsenal following a loan spell at Norwich

'He has always been small but he has been exceptional. Jack is a great player and will be missed at this level but we have to focus without him now. It's a massiveinspiration also that Mr Capello will be watching this match and all of us will go out to impress him.

Lansbury also wouldn't mind going back on loan to new Barclays Premier League side Norwich, where he spent last season, if he is not needed at Arsenal.

He added: 'I don't know the situation yet. I will go back in preseason and go from there. I want to show Mr Wenger what I can do in this tournament first.'

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