Nottingham Forest chairman Omar Al Hasawi has welcomed the signing of Arsenal midfielder Henri Lansbury.

The 21-year-old is the seventh permanent signing made by Forest since the Al Hasawi family's takeover of the npower Championship club, in addition to the loan signings of Daniel Ayala and Sam Hutchinson.

Al Hasawi told the club's official website: "Henri joins us as a young player with a rich pedigree and fits the bill perfectly as the kind of talented player that our manager Sean O'Driscoll is intent on bringing into the club."