Thursday 29 May 2014
Swansea City have announced the signing of goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski from Arsenal on a free transfer. The 29-year-old, who as 21 caps for Poland, will officially move to the Liberty Stadium on a four-year deal when his contract with Arsenal expires on 30 June.
"The main reason I came to Swansea was because I want to be the No 1 goalkeeper"
Fabianski joined Arsenal in 2007 from Legia Warsaw and appeared in 32 Barclays Premier League matches, keeping 13 clean sheets, the last being away to Norwich City in the 2-0 win at Carrow Road, the final match of the 2013/14 season. He struggled to get first-team appearances in the Barclays Premier League ahead of Manuel Almunia then his compatriot Wojciech Szczesny but was a key part of the Arsenal team who won the FA Cup this month, saving two penalties in the shootout victory in the semi-final against Wigan Athletic in April.
He becomes Garry Monk’s first signing since the Swansea manager’s position was confirmed and Fabianski is targeting more playing time at Liberty Stadium
“If I’m completely honest, the main reason I came to Swansea was because I want to be the No 1 goalkeeper,’’ Fabianski told the Swansea website. “I want to play week-in, week-out.
“I’m very excited for the coming season and the coming years. It will be a big honour to represent Swansea City. Everyone interested in football knows that Swansea is a proper football club. The way they play football is nice to watch and they have always been an exciting team.
“Based on what the club has achieved in the three previous seasons in the Premier League, you can clearly see that year upon year the club is moving forward. The club represents good values and the style of football is something that I would like to be a part of.”