By Giuseppe Muro
Henri Lansbury admits that he is hungry for more first-team action after getting a taste of the big time in the Carling Cup.
The midfielder has been linking up with Arsène Wenger's squad on a more regular basis this season and made his full debut in September when he scored against Tottenham in the Third Round tie at White Hart Lane.
That was Lansbury’s first goal in an Arsenal shirt and now he wants to force his way even further into his manager’s plans.
"I’m just going to keep pushing on into the first-team squad. I’ve just got to keep working hard at my game and hopefully I’ll get my chance," Lansbury told Arsenal.com.
"I’ve been in and out [of training with the first team] and I’m just going to keep working hard everyday. I was on the bench against Partizan Belgrade and that was my first Champions League game - it was a great experience and I want to be in it again.”
Lansbury, who spent part of last season on loan at Watford, is thriving in the environment of training with the senior team.
"You just can’t stop learning from them. Just watching the way they play and to train with them most days – [I learn from] the way they move the ball and their movement and positioning on the field.
“It’s good to train with people like Samir Nasri. They’re more than happy to help me out, I talk to them all the time and they help me a lot."Copyright 2016 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source