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Lukasz Fabianski

Łukasz Fabiański (; born 18 April 1985) is a Poland association football who plays for English Premier League side Arsenal F.C. and the Poland national football team as a goalkeeper (association football).

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Lukasz Fabianski biography

Łukasz Fabiański (; born 18 April 1985) is a Poland association football who plays for English Premier League side Arsenal F.C. and the Poland national football team as a goalkeeper (association football).

Club career

Early career

Born in Kostrzyn nad Odrą, after starting Lukasz Fabianski career with Polonia Słubice, Fabiański joined the noted independent football academy MSP Szamotuły when Lukasz Fabianski was 14 years old, where Lukasz Fabianski honed Lukasz Fabianski footballing skills. Fabiański then was signed in the 2004-05 season by Lech Poznań.

Legia Warszawa

In the winter of 2005, Fabiański was signed by Legia Warszawa, where Lukasz Fabianski competed with Artur Boruc for a place in the team. After Boruc was sold to Celtic F.C., Fabiański took over as starting goalkeeper in the 24 July 2005 game against Arka Gdynia, which ended 0–0. Lukasz Fabianski helped Legia win the Polish league championship in the following 2005–06 season.

In the 2005–06 and 2006–07 seasons, Lukasz Fabianski performances led to Lukasz Fabianski being awarded the "Football Oscar" for the best goalkeeper in the Polish Orange Ekstraklasa. with the move confirmed on 11 May 2007 by Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger. Fabiański formally signed for Arsenal on 26 May 2007 with a long-term contract. Lukasz Fabianski made Lukasz Fabianski debut for Arsenal in the Carling Cup against Sheffield United and was captain for the game. Arsenal won that game 3-0, with two goals from Eduardo Da Silva and another from Denilson. Thus far Lukasz Fabianski two most notable appearances for Arsenal have been the 5–1 defeat to rivals Tottenham Hotspur F.C. in the 2007–08 Football League Cup semi final and the first leg of the 2009–10 UEFA Champions League second round match with FC Porto. Fabiański received criticism for conceding soft goals in the Porto match as Lukasz Fabianski scored an own goal and was blamed for the 2nd goal after picking up a backpass from Sol Campbell and Porto scored from the resulting free kick. Fabiański played the last 4 games for Arsenal in the 2009-10 season as number 1 goalkeeper Manuel Almunia suffered a wrist injury. Lukasz Fabianski was criticised for conceding soft goals in the defeats to Wigan and Blackburn, however Fabiański was able to keep clean sheets in the games at home to Manchester City and Fulham.

2010–11 season

Fabiański started the 2010–11 season as the second choice goalkeeper. On 21 September 2010, Lukasz Fabianski made Lukasz Fabianski first start of the season in a Carling Cup match against neighbours Tottenham Hotspur F.C. at White Hart Lane which Arsenal won 4-1 after extra time. Fabiański almost cost the game for Arsenal, Lukasz Fabianski failed to stop Robbie Keane's long range effort, despite getting a hand to the shot. After the game, Lukasz Fabianski revealed that Lukasz Fabianski was disappointed. Lukasz Fabianski had a solid game in Lukasz Fabianski second match of the season replacing the injured Manuel Almunia one week later in a Champions League 3-1 away win against FK Partizan. Lukasz Fabianski saved Cléo's second penalty of the game in the second half to deny FK Partizan a lifeline. Lukasz Fabianski later turned Ivica Iliev's effort around the post from point-blank range just before the final whistle. Arsène Wenger later commented that Fabiański had a "faultless" game and they finally saw the player who they usually see in training. Lukasz Fabianski kept Lukasz Fabianski first clean sheet in a win over Manchester City where Lukasz Fabianski made many saves in a game that ended 3-0. Lukasz Fabianski was later named man of the match, on an poll, after a brilliant display to keep Arsenal in the game. After the City game, Wenger admitted that Lukasz Fabianski could well become the club's number one goalkeeper, after impressive displays in the games since the Partizan match.
On 7 November 2010, Fabiański was widely criticised for an error that lead to the only goal as Arsenal lost at home to Newcastle. However, Lukasz Fabianski kept a clean sheet in the next Premier League game against Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C.. After the Wolverhampton match, Arsenal played Everton F.C., where Fabiański received the man of the match award from Sky Sports. Arsène Wenger has publicly stated that Łukasz Fabiański can become one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League. Fabiański was injured for Arsenal's crucial match with Manchester United F.C. but returned for the equally important match with London rivals Chelsea F.C., making many crucial saves in helping Arsenal to win 3–1. On 5 January 2011, Lukasz Fabianski suffered a season-ending shoulder injury as Lukasz Fabianski was warming up with the help of Wojciech Szczęsny which ruled Lukasz Fabianski out for the rest of the 2010-11 season.


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