Fabianski frustrated at losing Arsenal spot to Szczesny

Lukasz Fabianski hints he may leave Arsenal in the January transfer window to secure first-team football

Kieran Beckles
By Kieran Beckles
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Fabianski has fallen behind Wojciech Szczesny in Arsenal's pecking order Photo: The Sport Review

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Arsenal goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski fears he could miss out on a place in Poland’s squad at Euro 2012 unless he can secure regular first-team football at The Emirates.

Fabianski has fallen behind Wojciech Szczesny in the London club’s pecking order after he missed a large part of last season with a shoulder injury.

And the Polish shot-stopper, who played in the Gunners’ 2-1 Carling Cup win over Bolton on Tuesday, admits he must seize every opportunity handed to him by Arsène Wenger in a bid to reclaim his starting spot.

“It is hard for me coming back after a seven-month injury and for any keeper the most important thing is to play regularly,” he told the Sun.

“Before my injury, it looked like I was Arsenal’s No1 and that time out has really slowed me down.

“I feel I am now 100 per cent. But it is only when you are playing regularly that your confidence and feeling for the game gets better.

“I still have full belief in my ability. But now I need to take every single opportunity to show I deserve my chance.

Fabianski concedes that Szczesny is in good form between the posts for Arsenal and has even hinted a January move away from The Emirates could be on the cards.

“Of course, not playing doesn’t make me happy and this season I have had to be patient and keep fighting for a place in the team.

“But Wojciech is playing well and the fact we have the Euros coming up in Poland makes things difficult.

“At the moment I am focusing everything on Arsenal. There is still time until the transfer window opens in January, so we will see what happens.”

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