Lansbury in action

Highly rated Arsenal youngster, Henri Lansbury is the latest player to be linked with a loan move to Elland Road by Sky Sports. The 19-year-old recently secured a long-term contract with Arsenal, but is not set to figure in Arsene Wenger’s plans just yet.

The young midfielder has had loan spells at Watford and Scunthorpe United, where he has already had a fair bit of experience having made a total of 60 professional appearances scoring 9 goals in the process.

Simon Grayson has made no secret of his admiration for Arsenal’s younger players revealing that “[their players] always have hunger and quality” going on to praise the technical abilities of Sanchez Watt.

If the deal is completed, Lansbury would join Arsenal team-mate, Sanchez Watt on a season-long loan at Elland Road.

Meanwhile, the rumour linking Darius Vassell with a move to Leeds United refuses to go away. It’s claimed that Simon Grayson is keen to bring the former England striker to Leeds, but that Vassell would have to take a considerable cut in his wages to join the Whites.