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Lukasz Fabianski in talks to stay much closer than we'd like

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The Polish keeper has attracted many EPL suitors, and looks set to have quite the choice in his next club

Shaun Botterill

Arsenal reserve keeper Lukasz Fabianski has rejected all Arsenal attempts to re-sign with the club, instead shifting his focus to an ever-growing list of clubs lining up to secure the FA Cup-winning keeper's signature, so says the London Evening Standard:

Standard Sport understands the 29-year-old goalkeeper is in talks with a number of English teams having rejected all attempts by the Gunners to tie him to a new contract.

Fabianski is thought to have attracted interest from Swansea, Newcastle, Cardiff, West Ham and Leicester among other teams.

Queens Park Rangers are also believed to have expressed an interest on the proviso that they earn promotion by winning Saturday’s Championship Play-off Final against Derby.

Although Fabianski is open to a move abroad — clubs from France and Italy have asked to be kept informed of his demands — it is believed his preferred option is to remain in the Premier League and establish himself as a No1 once his current contract expires at the end of the month.

Arsenal experienced the same problem this time last year, as they saw Vito Mannone make the move to Sunderland and, along the way, win the club's Supporter Player of the Year award this past season.

On one hand, it's tough going up against former players that have obvious quality and didn't make a mess of their departure.  I'd rather see them move to, say, Superleague Greece where we can keep close tabs on their performances through detailed scouting reports from apostolos.

But then again, it's also fun to see former Arsenal players having a direct impact in beating our rivals in various domestic competitions.

Look for more to come regarding Fabianski's future destination.  In the meantime, I'll be watching that YouTube clip over and over this afternoon.