Arsenal eye replacement as Fabianski still wants out

The latest Arsenal transfer news seems to be concentrating on midfielders and strikers, but there is one Arsenal rumour that could be true this morning, with the news that Arsene Wenger is tracking the Sevilla keeper Javi Varas.

It looks like, to all intents and purposes, Manuel Almunia’s career at Arsenal is over, and with Lukasz Fabianski repeating weekly that he will leave if not made Number One it appears that there will be a vacancy for shotstopper coming up, probably as early as January.

Varas has actually been at Sevilla for 8 years, but only became first choice in the middle of last season, so can hardly be called extremely experienced, but as a back up to Szczesny he could be very useful.

Fabianski reckons he is waiting patiently for another chance at Arsenal but admits that he can only wait until January and see if he can find a way in.

“It is really difficult,” he said. “Of course not playing doesn’t make me happy. I want to play, that’s my goal. But as well, sometimes you have to be patient. Like I said, I am just fighting, fighting.

“If there is an opportunity, I want to play as well as I can and help the team. We will see what happens. At the moment, I focus on Arsenal. There is still time until January, almost two months. We will see what happens.

“I am going to keep fighting for the place. Wojciech is doing well, but I have to fight, work hard and see what happens.

“With me it was exactly the same because Manuel Almunia got injured, then I had my chance. In football it is like that. Someone gets injured and the other guy is having a chance because of that. That is the rule of football.”

I know that goalkeepers at Arsenal rarely like each other, but I just have a vision in my head of Fabianski seeing the referee walk up to Sczesny after his foul on Ashley Cole yesterday and saying to himself “Please send him off!”

Could that be true?

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22 thoughts on “Arsenal eye replacement as Fabianski still wants out

  1. anxiousgooner

    Typical cost arsenal so many points , shows alittle bit of promise and wants out , man up and fight for your place , id be glad to see the back of him anyway , never convincing , should be behind mannone in pecking order anyway

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  2. LoveArsenalLoveWenger

    why can’t you for once believe in our squad… mannone and martinez are both young and very talented, and can fight for backup, while szczesny is 1st choice… not to mention that we have some other talented keepers in our youth squad…

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  3. Kashmaster

    No need to waste money on a keeper. We have the likes of Mannone, Martinez, O’Shea as future keepers. We should spend that money on outfield players so we can keep improving this brilliant squad.

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  4. undisclosed

    Agree that we have young talented goalkeepers. but if fabianski and almunia both leave in january it would not hurt to bring an experienced replacement.

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  5. HARRY COOPER

    WE SHOULD PAY TO GET RID OV FLAPYANKSI.

    HE IS POOR

    SCHEZNY IS VERY GOOD QUALITY AND I THINK HE WILL BE OUR NO 1 FOR A VERY LONG TIME!!!!

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  6. Chinedu

    Will be a good idea provided it does not disturb our plan for quality players.It is not really top priority.Top priority-midfield &DEFENCE!!

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  7. neil moxon

    RE-DELE DID YOU WATCH THE GAME YESTERDAY WALCOTT WAS OUTSTANDING WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME WE SAID THAT ABOUT ARSHAVIN? ANSWER WHEN HE SCORED 4 AGAINST LIVERPOOL.NO.2 TO SZCZESNY WITHOUT ANY QUESTION MANNONE

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  8. J.Lo

    this javi guy cud b useful in the sub..n for carling cup n fa cup..he has experienced..he stop messi penalty..hes good than fabianski..swoop them..fabianski wud b first team keeper there..that javi hv three to four years..mayb less due to his age..manone cn learn more experience from him than fabulus fabianski.haha..then manonne gt to the no.2 spot..

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  9. Abelson

    Sevilla’s no 1 is Pulop,don’t waste da money 4 that goalkeeper we have mannone n shea also martinez both are good n talented goalkeepers nw we need hazard,montolivo,m’villa n samba

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  10. Top-GuNNer

    come january get him, almunia, chamakh, and that donkey squilacci out of here, only 1 that needs replacing is chamakh, and then we’l have money for a good forward to help rvp with the goals

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  11. J.Lo

    @abelson

    dont mind pulop r watsoever is their no 1 goalkeeper..fabianski wnt to go so let he be..dnt cre f he benched there..that javi cud b short term only..what f we get to champion league futbol n szc is injured??is manone ready?same with lehman wen he bein sent off..bring in almunia that cost us..with almunia..bring fabianski..we keep bein like that..it wud dstroyed manone confidence..javi is a short term replacement..shud nt b hurt.. swap em for fabianski+ 1milion..wont hurt that much..wont cost like the whole stadium thou.lol

    we hv enough money..jst the kroenky guy is greedy..thats why..we hvent spend more than 20 +milion in past 6 trophiles season on one guy..the profit is stil huge..where all the money from the past 6 trophiles season?mostly to pay the debt of the stadium..now with profit of fabregas n nasri..and in bilionaire kroenky pocket..1 milion wont cost that much..f cn swap fabianski n almunia for this keeper..no need to pay for them..they get two of our “STAR” young goalkeeper..n experienced with champion league final..almunia n fabianski..

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  12. BalancedView

    Fabianski could be saying to himself “Please send him off”. What nonsensical write up is this, Admin? You have already said earlier that goalies at Arsenal don’t like themselves, and you expect this write to promote love or hate? We as individual fans should be encouraging love among the team.

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  13. Mehrzad

    let fab and almunia leave take Lehman on a one year loan to train with our keepers

    I really like to see Manone instead of Fab in the cup matches

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