x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 29 July 2017

Fabianski signs 'long-term' deal at Emirates Stadium

Arsenal's Lukasz Fabianski has signed a new long-term contract with the north London club.

Arsenal's Lukasz Fabianski has signed a new long-term contract with the north London club. The Pole, 24, has established himself as the Gunners' No 2 choice goalkeeper behind Manuel Almunia since arriving at the Emirates Stadium from Legia Warsaw in 2007. He made 18 first-team appearances in all competitions last term and kept nine clean sheets. The length of the deal was not disclosed, only that it was a "long-term" commitment. Fabianski told www.arsenal.com: "I'm very happy to sign my new contract with Arsenal. It's a big motivation for me to keep working hard and shows that the club believes in me. "I'll be doing everything I can to repay that belief by helping Arsenal to win trophies in the coming years." Fabianski broke into the senior international side in 2006 and has since become a regular in the Poland squad. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was delighted to have secured the stopper's services. He said: "I rate Lukasz highly and I am very pleased that he has committed his future to the club. "I believe he is a top competitor, he's intelligent and reads the game very well and has all the ingredients to be successful in his position." *PA Sport