According to ESPN, Arsenal are set to lose substitute goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski in the summer, after the Polish international confirmed his decision to decline a contract extension from the Emirates Stadium in order to seek first team football elsewhere.
Since making a move from Legia Warsaw to London in 2007, Fabianski has only made 31 appearances for the first team. Seven years down the line, the 28-year old is seeking a move away from the club to look for regular football. The last few seasons have seen Fabianski play understudy to compatriot Wojciech Szczesny, who has also earned the number one spot for the national side. If Fabianski has any chance to win over the spot, he will need to gain more experience as a first team player at another club.
Arsenal have made moves for players like Julio Cesar from Queens Park Rangers in recent times, but most players like Cesar are not ready to sit on the bench. The Gunners have seen another long serving player in Vito Mannone leave the club for the same reason, and Fabianski leaving will leave a void in that department. Emiliano Viviano had been signed at the start of the campaign on loan from Palermo, and Fabianski’s departure could mean a permanent deal for the Italian.