Arsenal outcast considering January exit

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Arsenal's Lukasz Fabianksi could be set to leave the club, with reports suggesting that the goalkeeper is considering a January move to the Bundesliga.

According to the Daily Mail, the 28-year-old Polish international has become restless with his reserve role in North London and is pondering a switch to the Veltins-Arena ahead of the re-opening of the transfer window.

Fabianski, who joined the Gunners from Legia Warsaw in May 2007, is currently behind Wojciech Szczesny in the established pecking order but has occupied a spot on the substitute's bench at the Emirates Stadium ahead of Palermo loanee Emiliano Viviano this season.

Reports in the Polish press earlier this week suggested that Jens Keller's Schalke - who currently occupy fifth place in the Bundesliga standings after amassing 24 points from their opening 14 fixtures of the 2013/14 campaign - were interested in a move for Fabianski, with the club reportedly dissatisfied with current number one Timo Hildebrand.

It is unclear if Arsenal would be prepared to part with Fabianski. Despite him not figuring for the first team in any capacity so far this season, he is still obviously considered as the primary backup to compatriot Szczesny with the curiously absent Viviano evidently not doing much to impress Arsene Wenger.

If Arsenal were able to secure a suitable replacement, however, it seems somewhat unlikely that they would be too distraught by the loss of Fabianski.

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