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Aston Villa: Gregg Evans’ thoughts on Henri Lansbury provoke angry fan reactions

Aston Villa: Gregg Evans’ thoughts on Henri Lansbury provoke angry fan reactions - Aston Villa

The Athletic’s Gregg Evans has shared his opinion on Aston Villa midfielder Henri Lansbury, prompting loads of reactions from the fan base. 

Evans noted “come September, a decade will have passed since a fresh-faced English teenager with a skinhead haircut burst into the box to put Arsenal ahead against their bitter north London rivals, Tottenham Hotspur.”

“Three weeks later, Henri Lansbury, the first goalscorer in that 4-1 Arsenal win at White Hart Lane will turn 30 and no doubt take a moment to reflect on what could have been.”

“Why is it that he’s only featured in 40 league games during more than three years at Aston Villa?”

Since arriving at Villa Park from Nottingham Forest in January 2017 for a reported fee of £3.06m, Lansbury has played in 49 games for the Lions, scoring a mere 2 goals and providing 8 assists in all competitions.

Shockingly, the 29-year-old has made just 9 appearances in the Premier League for Dean Smith’s side all season, taking 0.2 shots per game, averaging 0.2 key passes, and completing only 0.7 tackles on average in the top flight (WhoScored).

Considering his stats so far, it is fair to say the former Arsenal prodigy has largely struggled to live up to expectations. His current market value is rated at £1.08m and it remains to be seen if the board will cut their losses and let him leave in the summer.

Predictably, plenty of Villans weighed in on the subject, with one supporter branding Lansbury a “Championship player” and another stating he is “massively overpaid.”

Have a read through some of the angriest reactions down below…

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