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LUKASZ FABIANSKI
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UPDATED 06:36 19th June 2014





Lukasz Fabianski became the first summer signing in May 2014 after he joined on a free transfer from Arsenal.
The Polish international signed a four-year deal with the club to become Garry Monk’s first signing since taking over officially as manager.
Fabianski ended a seven-year spell with Arsenal, having played his last game in the FA Cup final win over Hull City at Wembley.
Voted Poland’s best top-flight keeper in each season during his two-year spell at Legia Warsaw before a £2million move to the Gunners in 2007, Fabianski spent the majority of his time at The Emirates as an understudy.
But he signed off on a winning note as his penalty-shootout heroics helped Arsenal to the FA Cup final after a tense semi-final clash with Wigan. Arsene Wenger again included him in his starting XI as the Gunners ended a nine-year wait for a trophy after beating Hull in a dramatic final.
On top of domestic duties, Fabianski also managed 14 appearances in the Champions League under Wenger, with his most recent coming in the 1-1 draw at Bayern Munich – in which he saved a penalty - in March 2014 as Arsenal bowed out in the last 16 stage.
In his debut season, Fabianski impressed the fans at the Liberty as he featured in 37 Premier League games for the club, missing just one game due to suspension.
The Pole kept 13 clean sheets in the Premier League, and was duly awarded with the Players’ Player of the Year, Best Newcomer and Away Player of the Year at the team’s end of season awards event.
He signed a new contract before the opening game of the 2015-16 campaign, with the keeper's new deal seeing him commit to the Swans until June 2019.