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Fabianski wants to leave Arsenal

Fabianski wants to leave Arsenal

Polish goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski wants to leave Arsenal after a season spent largely on the bench, the daily Wyborcza reported on Friday.

"I haven't had the chance to take the field, but after the Euro 2012 I will to everything to change that," the goalkeeper told the daily. "I hope my adventure with Arsenal has come to an end. It matters for me to leave and play in a strong league."

The 27-year-old goalkeeper said he wanted to leave the English Premier League club in the winter.

"There were two offers, but (Arsenal manager) Arsene Wenger did not give the green light," he said.

Wenger did not let Fabianski, the reserve goalkeeper, take the field after Fabianski's compatriot and Arsenal's first-choice keeper Wojciech Szczesny complained of an injury, the daily said.

Arsenal was battling for the Champions League and its boss was "probably afraid to take a risk," Fabianski said.

"I am unhappy about my situation, and the boss knows this," Fabianski added.

Fabianski was called up by Polish coach Franciszek Smuda for the provisional squad for the Euro 2012, which Poland is co-hosting with Ukraine starting June 8.

He was signed by Legia Warsaw in 2005, and helped the team win the Polish league championships in the next season. He was named the league's best goalkeeper in 2006 and 2007.

He has been playing with Arsenal since 2007, but has been unable to outshine his rival Szczesny. He was the team's second choice goalkeeper in the 2010-11 season, while one widely-criticised error earned him the nickname "Flappy Handski."

He was Szczesny's backup the following season.

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