I'm not a big fan of Gary O'Neil as a player, but it is great to see the guy is back and playing after that horrific injury against Villa at the fag end of last season. Apparently he is a bit "stiff" at the moment, and that has nothing to do with internet sites he has been visiting, but after over 7 months out, that's hardly surprising! There were rumours that his career might be over so it is great that he has defied the odds thus far. However, as Ashton showed, chickens should not be counted quite yet.
The return of Lansbury is fantastic news. We haven't seen the best of this boy in Claret and Blue yet but performances for the England U21's, and the new contract awarded by Arsenal, suggest that he should be good enough to hold down a regular place in the side.