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.
|Born||18th April 1985. Kostrzyn Nad Odra|
|Height / Weight||190cm / 183lbs|
|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]