Lukasz Fabianski reveals he has no regrets over Arsenal exit

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Lukasz Fabianski has taken the bold step of insisting that he has no regrets over his Arsenal exit, as he prepares to take on his old team this afternoon.

The Polish ‘keeper decided to leave the Emirates Stadium this summer, with it having become clear that compatriot Wojciech Szczesny was Arsene Wenger’s first-choice, and has since joined Welsh outfit Swansea City.

Now, with the Swans preparing to take on the Gunners at the Liberty Stadium, Fabianski has revealed that he had no option but to make the move, as relayed by ITV Sport.

No regrets

”I don’t have to prove anything to Arsenal or the manager,” Fabianski revealed.

”I don’t have to prove anything to Arsenal or the manager"


“It was my decision to leave the club and I finished in a good way so we’ve all got massive respect towards each other.

“When I was coming to the end of my contract there were more intense conversations more often between me and the manager.

“But I had decided to leave and he really respected my decision."

Wenger backing

The 29-year-old’s comments are made all the more controversial by the fact that Wenger himself recently admitted that he didn’t want Fabianski to leave, claiming that he would have rather seen him remain to compete for the No.1 jersey.

Few can argue with the Swans’ keeper’s decision when the stats are looked at however. Fabianski only made 78 appearances across all competitions for Arsenal, in a north London career which spanned the best part of seven years. Question marks continue to be raised over the suitability of Szczesny for the first-team berth, and yet Wenger never looked like placing his faith in his understudy for the long-term future.

This afternoon's clash

It can be assumed then that this afternoon’s clash will take on a heightened significance for Fabianski. His side currently sit 7th in the Premier League, but could climb as high as fourth if they record a handsome victory today.

Coincidentally they will leapfrog Arsenal if they do win, though Wenger’s men will also occupy a Champions League spot if they take the three points.

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