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Premier League: Lukasz Fabianski 'has nothing to prove' against Arsenal

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Image: Lukasz Fabianski: Spent seven seasons with the Gunners

Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski insists he has nothing to prove to Arsene Wenger when he faces his former club for the first time on Sunday.

Fabianski joined Arsenal from Polish club Legia Warsaw in 2007 but he made only 31 league starts for the Gunners before heading to south Wales in the summer.

The 29-year-old Poland international said Wenger wanted him to extend his Arsenal career but his mind was made up even before he played his part in the club's first trophy success for the nine years, the FA Cup final victory over Hull.

"I don't have to prove anything to Arsenal or the manager," Fabianski said.

"It was my decision to leave the club and I finished in a good way so we've all got massive respect towards each other.

"When I was coming to the end of my contract there were more intense conversations more often between me and the manager.

"But I had decided to leave and he really respected my decision.

"It was ups and downs for me at Arsenal, I played my part in some of the important games but had difficult times as well.

"It was a big step for me coming from Poland to jump into a massive club like Arsenal and it took a while to get used to the league.

"I didn't play as much as I wanted and got injured as well, but overall it was a massive experience and I'm happy with the way I finished my career at Arsenal."

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Fabianski admits he is expecting to face a backlash following the Gunners’ Champions League collapse against Anderlecht in midweek.

Asked how Wenger would react to Arsenal throwing away a three-goal lead at home to draw 3-3 against the Belgian champions, Fabianski replied: "I don't know.

The Pole then broke into a big smile, saying: "Maybe I do. He won't be happy.

"They have a good team, strong squad and very good offensive players and I'm sure the game on Sunday will be an opportunity to bounce back from the Anderlecht result.

"It will make them motivated for our game."

Watch Swansea take on Arsenal at the Liberty Stadium on Sky Sports 1 HD on Sunday from 15:30

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