Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has opened up about the departure of Lukasz Fabianski in the summer transfer window.
The 29-year-old goalkeeper was on the books of the North London club from 2007 until 2014, but during that period he was the second choice.
Poland international Fabianski could not even make 50 Premier League appearances during his time at Arsenal, and in the summer transfer window he left the Emirates Stadium.
Fabianski joined Swansea City on a free transfer after his contract with Arsenal ran out at the end of last season.
The former Legia Warsaw star is likely to face Arsene Wenger’s side at the Liberty Stadium in the Premier League on Sunday.
Arsenal boss Wenger has now claimed that his intention was always to keep Fabianski in the team.
‘I didn’t want to let him go, he was at the end of his contract’, Arsenal’s official website quotes the Frenchman as saying.
‘We didn’t sell the player but when you get to 27 or 28 and you’re not a regular first choice, you can understand that a player wants to go’.
It seems that it was a decision agreed upon by all parties, and that there was no falling out.