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Arsenal News: Lukasz Fabianski Will Fight For Keeper Position

Abhishek Iyer
1.03K   //    25 Jul 2011, 20:10 IST

Arsenal goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski is ready to battle it out for the number one spot and is looking forward to next season. He was building on a solid few performances last season before a shoulder injury blighted his year, and understudy Wojciech Szczesny took over the keeping reigns at the club.

Fabianski ready for keeper fight

Speaking to Arsenal Player, Fabianski said that the shoulder injury was completely healed now and expressed his satisfaction with his fitness levels. He got 20 minutes under his belt on Saturday during Arsenal’s pre-season victory against FC Cologne, and he is looking ahead expectantly to the Emirates Cup next weekend and the new season beyond it.

He said-

“That is my aim and I will do everything that I can to be the No 1,”

“In my shoulder and in myself, I am feeling stronger than I was before.

“I am very happy that I am finally fit and I could play a part of the game against Cologne. I am pleased with my fitness level and hopefully it will keep improving.

“Hopefully nothing will come up in the next few weeks and I will be ready for the competition that we have.”

Fabianski has been the butt of many jokes during the past few seasons, after his high profile and rudimentary errors costing Arsenal many vital games, none more so than the first leg Champions League match at Porto where he virtually chucked the ball into his own net via his mistakes.

But he was showing positive signs and played a couple of blinders against Wolves and Everton at the end of last year, before injury struck and paved the way for young Szczesny to come into the Emirates limelight. While the younger Pole is certainly better placed for the number one position at the moment, it seems like Fabianski is ready to put in a fight for the chief custodian’s gloves at Ashburton Grove.

It remains to be seen whether Fabianski continues his pre-injury rise or goes back to his error ridden ways next season. Stay tuned for more in this regard.

Abhishek Iyer
24 year old, short term pessimist and long term optimist gooner. If you read any of my stuff and come to the conclusion that I know nothing about football, we\'ve finally reached an agreement.
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