Arsenal back-up goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski may yet remain at the club past the summer, despite the initial consensus being that he would leave when his contract expires.
The Polish stopper will become a free-agent at the end of this season and has already rebuffed two offers of a new deal to stay at the Emirates. Subsequently he’s found himself on the radar of a number of European clubs, including Arsenal’s Premier League rivals Southampton and a host of suitors from Italy.
However The Sun now claims that the 28-year-old could yet perform a transfer U-turn and commit his future to the Gunners so long as he is given the promise of regular first-team football. The very same report also relays that one of the main reasons behind Fabianski’s snubbing of the deals which have thus far been put on the table is the question concerning who will be in charge at the north London giants for the next campaign. The future of Arsene Wenger is far from secure, and his resident No.2 is unwilling to put pen to paper until he receives clarification as to who his manager will be.
Having found himself persistently used as a reserve to preferred No.1 Wojciech Szczesny, Fabianski will undoubtedly have reservations over how many opportunities he will be afforded if he does choose to pledge his long-term future to Arsenal. Whether or not this will ultimately drive him away remains to be seen.