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Fabianski set to leave Arsenal

ESPN staff
May 19, 2014
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Lukasz Fabianski has admitted that Arsenal's FA Cup final win over Hull is likely to be his last game for the club.

Arsene Wenger selected Fabianski over first-choice goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny at Wembley on Saturday, though has been unable to get him to sign a new contract.

Fabianski intends to leave on a free and join a new club in the next few weeks as he goes in pursuit of first-team football.

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"That was probably my final game for Arsenal football club and I am really proud that my career here ends up with a trophy," said Fabianski.

"After seven years here it is not easy for me to leave but my decision is made purely on playing regularly every week. That is main reason for me.

"The club has been fantastic with me and I really love Arsenal. It is a purely a sporting decision that I will go.

"In the next few weeks I will know more. There has been interest from some other clubs and we will find out soon what I do next."

Fabianski was an ever-present for Arsenal in the FA Cup this season and insists Wenger was right to keep him in his side for the final.

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"Throughout this FA Cup I have shown that I was ready to step up and help the team so I think I deserved to play in the final," he added.

"The fact that I played at Norwich last week helped the boss to make his decision. It was important for him and the coaching staff to see what sort of form I was in.

"I only found out for sure that I was in the Cup final team on Saturday morning.

"I was more or less prepared that I would start but none of the coaching staff had told me and it was only confirmed at the team meeting.

"It has been a massive roller-coaster in terms of emotions because no-one expected the match to go like that.

"I think it will go down as one of the greatest comebacks in the history of the FA Cup final. We are all very pleased and happy with that and I am so glad that my final game has come this way."

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