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Arsenal player annoyed by new signing

Not everybody at Arsenal is excited by the deadline day additions.

If Mesut Ozil was the star of deadline day, Emiliano Viviano was firmly on the undercard as a supporting act.

Arsenal secured the Italian international goalkeeper from Palermo on a season long loan, to provide competition for Wojciech Sczesny.

But not everybody is impressed. Step forward Lukasz Fabianski, who told Arsenal's official website:

"I want to continue to fight for my place. It was frustrating to be out due to injury, it was not the first time and I lost my place.

"For me there is too much competition (stated in relation to the arrival of the goalkeeper Viviano), I'm older and I want to play on a regular basis. I want to play more, I have been competing for years for the number one place."

His comments are clear, he is unhappy and will be looking to move on if he is not granted greater opportunities. He of course says he will continue to fight for his place in the meantime, but if he is unsuccessful, as is expected to be the case, moving on seems like what he is hinting at.

Fabianski broke back into the Arsenal starting line-up last season with fellow Pole Szczesny dropped due to his own poor form.

He then got injured allowing his younger teammate a chance to salvage his reputation, and Fabianski has not had a competitive opportunity since.

Fabianski proved last season he was far from the shaky error-prone goalkeeper he was when he arrived, turning into a reliable understudy, fitness aside.

But Arsene Wenger has clearly made his decision with regard to his goalkeeping spot, and Fabianski is not in his first team plans, seemingly third choice at best.

It may be best for all parties if the 28-year-old is permitted to move on this coming January for the good of all parties.

If Fabianski had not got injured at the end of last season, could he still have been the number one? 

image: © Ronnie Macdonald

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