Arsenal transfers: Lukasz Fabianski eyes Gunners exit this summer

Arsenal transfers: Lukasz Fabianski says he wants to secure first-team football away from the Gunners in the summer

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Lukasz Fabianski
Lukasz Fabianski has not featured yet for Arsenal this term Photo: The Sport Review

Lukasz Fabianski has confirmed that he is set to leave Arsenal at the end of the season.

The Poland international has found himself behind first-choice Wojciech Szczesny this season, with the Arsenal and Polish No2 featuring in the Capital One Cup and FA Cup.

I didn’t accept the extension offer as I am looking forward to a new challenge in England or abroad

Lukasz Fabianski

And the 28-year-old admits he didn’t accept a contract extension in order to seek a new challenge in the Premier League or abroad.

“I want to be number one in the club and in the Polish national team. I have learned a lot at London during very positive and challenging periods,” Fabianski is quoted as saying in the Daily Star.

“With biggest respect to this great club, I didn’t accept the extension offer as I am looking forward to a new challenge in England or abroad.”

Meanwhile, Arsene Wenger hopes Bacary Sagna will pen a new deal but admits the right-back’s demands are proving a stumbling block.

“When I say I expect, it’s more that I want (him to stay),” added Wenger. “I hope that in the end I am right. We are not close at the moment.

“He wants to keep his options open, because he is at the end of a contract. It is an important contract for him. He is 31 years old. I can understand.

“I’m not alright with that because I would like him to sign just now but I have to accept it. It is his freedom – the decision belongs to him.

“We are always in negotiations with him and we try always to be fair with him. I believe his future is here and any other decision would be wrong.”

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