Fabianski & Mannone set to leave Arsenal at end of season


Goalkeeping duo Lukasz Fabianski and Vito Mannone have told Arsenal officials they want to leave the club this summer.

Poland international Fabianski is considered second choice between the sticks behind compatriot Wojciech Szczesny, while Mannone last featured for the Gunners’ in mid-October.

Fabianski, who has 20 caps for his country, joined Arsenal five years ago but has struggled with injury and has been culpable of several high-profile errors including this FA Cup semi-final howler against Chelsea.

Similarly, Italian shot stopper Mannone has failed to convince Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger that he’s first choice material despite a handful of impressive performances.

Wenger is expected to scour the transfer market for an established goalkeeper this summer following Szczesny’s inconsistent form in goal, with youngsters Damien Martinez and James Shea likely to be sent out on season-long loan deals respectively.

Clear out

Meanwhile, Marouane Chamakh, Park Chu-Young and Denilson will all be allowed to leave Arsenal at the end of the season, while Sebastien Squillaci and Andrey Arshavin have been told they will not be offered contract extensions when their deals expire this summer.

Nicklas Bendtner, who was arrested for drink driving in his native Denmark this week, has been told he will be given one ‘final chance’ during the Gunners’ pre-season training camp after returning from an injury-hit loan spell at Juventus.

Highly-rated youngsters Serge Gnabry and Thomas Eisfeld will also be given plenty of pre-season opportunities, with Wenger satisfied that they are both ‘ready’ for first team football.

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9 years ago

About time we got rid of the deadwood!

9 years ago

The situation is the same in every year: all the deadwoods are allowed to leave, but Wenger wants to recoup some of the original transfer fee plus the interested team will never be able to pay the current wages of them. So, we will be all happy if we can offload them on loan until September.

9 years ago

God we r in such a mess as Mr idiot wenger buys shite and then puts them on high wages, go now please go now, some one has to clear up all this mess and fast he has totally lost his eye on talent and doesnt know how to show our team to defend, give the defence coaching to bould please ffs

9 years ago

Has wenger given Fabiansik chance to prove himself? For example he was useful against Bayern. He rarely concedes wreckless goals.Mannone himself deputised very well when the season was starting

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