Lukasz Fabianski

Lukasz Fabianski

Polish keeper Lukasz Fabianski joins Arsenal

Polish international goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski has signed for Arsenal from Legia Warsaw on a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee.

Fabianski (22) won the Polish League Championship with Legia Warsaw in 2005/06 and his consistent performances earned him a place in the Poland squad for the FIFA World Cup in Germany last summer.

As well as making four appearances for the full Poland national team, Fabianski was also a regular at Under-21 international for his home country and has notably been voted the Best Goalkeeper in the ‘Ekstraklasa’ (the Polish Premiership) for both 2006 and 2007.

Manager Arsène Wenger said: “We are pleased to have signed Lukasz Fabianski. He is a very good young goalkeeper who will provide good support to our squad. He has performed consistently well for Legia Warsaw in recent seasons and was rightfully rewarded with a place in the Polish World Cup squad. Lukasz will be a big asset our squad and we are looking forward to him joining us for pre-season.”

After completing his move to the Gunners, Fabianski said: “I am delighted to be joining Arsenal. They are a great Club with many world class players and I am really looking forward to meeting my new team mates. Arsenal is one of the biggest and best clubs in Europe and I hope that I can help the team win trophies in the future.”

Lukasz will join up with his new team mates when the squad report back for pre-season training in early July.

  • Polish League Championship winner with Legia Warsaw in 2005/06.
  • Member of Poland squad for the FIFA 2006 World Cup.
  • Poland Under-21 International.
  • Voted Best Goalkeeper in Ekstraklasa (Polish Premiership) in 2006 and 2007.
Lukasz Fabianski Factfile
Name Lukasz Fabianski
Nationality Polish
Born 18th April 1985. Kostrzyn Nad Odra
Age 22
Height / Weight 190cm / 183lbs
Position Goalkeeper
Previous Clubs Lech Poznan (Poland): 2004 — June 2005
Legia Warsaw (Poland): June 2005 — May 2007
Also attached to Polish clubs Polonia Slubice, MSP Szamotuly, Lubuszanin Drezdenko, Sparta Brodnica and Mieszko Gniezno in the early part of his career, before joining Lech Poznan.
International honours Poland (2006 — Present): 4 appearances
International debut 29th March 2006 v Saudi Arabia (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) Won 2-1.
Transfer Details Long term contract for an undisclosed fee.

[ Saturday, May 26, 2007]

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