Fabiański joins Swansea City
Łukasz Fabiański has signed for Swansea City from Arsenal on a free transfer.
May 29th, 2014
The FA Cup-winning goalkeeper will become a Swan as of 1st July when his contract with the Gunners expires.
Fabiański only made one Premier League appearance this season – in the final match against Norwich – due to manager Arsene Wenger’s preference of playing fellow Polish international Wojciech Szczesny between the sticks, although Fabiański did play in all six FA Cup games – most notably including the semi-final where he saved two Wigan penalties in the shoot-out – and a couple of European clashes including the Champions League matches against Bayern Munich when Szczesny was sent off and suspended.
But with only just over 30 league games in seven years, he turned down a new contract in the winter and Wenger stated that he would likely leave the club as a result.
Echoing similar sentiments from back in February, today Fabiański realises what he’s up against at Swansea City as rumours persist that Brendan Rogers will be looking to sign their first-choice goalkeeper Michel Vorm for the second time – now for his Premier League runners-up Liverpool.
The prospect of Champions League football next season may just tempt Vorm enough to make the move, but he would be unlikely to displace Simon Mignolet at the first time of asking, and although Swansea finished only three wins better off than relegated Norwich, Fabianski is confident that he can make a difference.
Speaking to club reporters, the new Swans ‘keeper said: “I want to play week in, week out. It’s going to be a real fight, but I’m not afraid of that.
“I’m excited…I’m really looking forward to starting with my new team-mates and I think it’s going to be a fantastic new chapter in my life.”