Fabianski: I want to leave

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Having fallen behind compatriot Wojciech Szczensy, and seen his chances of playing for Poland in the Euros this summer evaporate, it’s no surprise that Lukasz Fabianski is looking to find a new club this summer.

Clearly any player worth his salt simply wants to play football and life as a number 2 goalkeeper really doesn’t allow for much of that. Speaking to the Polish media today Fabianski was asked if this was his last season with Arsenal, and said, “I hope so. However, I’m unsure whether boss will let me leave.

“I told him my own ambitions and targets that I have. Obviously, he knows everything about it. My only focus is Euro 2012, and I’ll leave the other things to agents and managers who are responsible for them.”

Fabianski’s chances of playing for Poland are slim due to Szczesny’s emergence, but he has played down reports that his Arsenal team-mate was prefered to him even though he was suffering from an injury in the final stages of the season.

“Szczesny’s injury wasn’t too serious, do not overdo it. There are many players who play with such an injury week in, week out. I didn’t play few months, while the club played really important matches which would decide whether or not they’d be in the Champions League.

“There were three matches left to the end of the season and boss didn’t want to call on the person who hadn’t played much at all over the season.”

He also revealed that Arsenal received offers for him during the transfer window but Arsene Wenger refused to let him leave.

With Fabianski’s desire so clear, Almunia’s contract up and Vito Mannone also looking to leave, it means that a goalkeeper will have to be on the manager’s shopping list ahead of the new season.

With thanks to our friends at http://gunners.com.pl/

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