09:00 29th May 2014
. . . new arrival reveals his delight following Swans switch
Lukasz Fabianski admits becoming Swansea City’s first summer signing was an “easy decision to make.”
The Polish international, who has signed a four-year contract as a free transfer, will officially become a Swan on July 1 when his current agreement at Arsenal expires.
Fabianski ended his seven-year spell with the Gunners after helping them lift the FA Cup earlier this month.
And he is now excited with the new challenge ahead as the Swans look forward to a fourth Barclays Premier League campaign.
“I am very happy with the move, the decision and the club,’’ declared Fabianski.
“I’m very excited for the coming season and the coming years.
“It will be a big honour to represent Swansea City. Everyone interested in football knows that Swansea is a proper football club. The way they play football is nice to watch and they have always been an exciting team.
“Based on what the club has achieved in the three previous seasons in the Premier League, you can clearly see that year upon year the club is moving forward.
“The club represents good values and the style of football is something that I would like to be a part of.
“I know quite a bit about them already, but I am sure I will get to know quite a bit more in the coming months. For me, it was an easy decision to make to join the club."
Fabianski will join senior goalkeepers Michel Vorm and Gerhard Tremmel in the battle for the regular No. 1 shirt. But having played understudy at Arsenal for lengthy spells in the last few seasons to Manuel Almunia and Wojciech Szczęsny, the Pole is adamant he wants to be first choice at his new club.
“If I’m completely honest, the main reason I came to Swansea was because I want to be the number one goalkeeper,’’ added Fabianski, who featured in Arsenal’s 2-0 win at the Liberty during the 2012-13 campaign. “I want to play week-in, week-out.
“It’s going to be a real fight, but I’m not afraid of that. Competition is always good, so I think everyone will take positives from that.
“I’m excited. I’ve already asked for the pre-season programme to see how it looks. I’m really looking forward to starting with my new team-mates and I think it’s going to be a fantastic new chapter in my life.
“I will be working hard for the club, giving everything every single day. I can promise that.”