Swansea - Lukasz Fabianski aims to oust Michel Vorm as Swansea City's first
choice goalkeeper after rejecting a contract extension with Arsenal and
joining their English Premier League rivals on a free transfer on
The 29-year-old Polish international signed a four-year
deal, which will be activated upon the expiry of his Arsenal contract on
July 1, and becomes Garry Monk's first signing since taking over as
manager in February.
"I am very happy with the move, the decision
and the club," he told the Swansea website. "For me, it was an easy
decision to make.
"If I'm completely honest, the main reason I
came to Swansea was because I want to be the number one goalkeeper. I
want to play week-in, week-out. It's going to be a real fight, but I'm
not afraid of that."
Fabianski, who has won 21 international caps,
will compete with Dutch international Vorm for a starting spot at the
Liberty Stadium after ending his seven-year spell at the Emirates.
injury-prone Vorm, who underwent knee surgery in December, was named in
the Netherlands' preliminary World Cup squad earlier this month.
Swansea also have German goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel on their books.
manager Arsene Wenger had said he had wanted to keep the goalkeeper,
who was backup to first choice Wojciech Szczesny but started the FA Cup
final earlier this month as the Londoners beat Hull City 3-2.