Swansea City have successfully signed Arsenal goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski on a four-year deal, making him their first signing for the upcoming campaign.
The Poland international joined Gunners in 2007 but remained a second choice keeper throughout his stay at the Emirates. The 29-year-old is about to enter the final month of his contract with Arsenal and was eligible to join another club for nothing during the upcoming transfer window.
The statement on Swansea's official website read, "Swansea City is pleased to announce the club's first summer signing with the arrival of goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski from Arsenal. The Polish international has signed a four-year deal with the club which will be activated on July 1 when his current agreement at the Emirates expires."
Fabianski, who played a peripheral role to his compatriot Wojciech Szczesny at the Emirates, was given a run out in the FA Cup this season; helping Arsenal end their nine-year trophy drought.
The 29-year-old saved the first two attempts in the penalty shootout during the semi-final against Wigan Athletic at the Wembley stadium, en route to the north London club's 4-2 victory in the shootout.
The shot-stopper expressed his delight at joining the Welsh club stating that it was 'an easy decision' for him. He will compete for a place in the starting XI against Michel Vorm and Gerhard Tremmel.
"I am very happy with the move, the decision and the club. I'm very excited for the coming season and the coming years. It will be a big honour to represent Swansea City. Everyone interested in football knows that Swansea is a proper football club," Fabianski told the Welsh club's official website.
"The way they play football is nice to watch and they have always been an exciting team. Based on what the club has achieved in the three previous seasons in the Premier League, you can clearly see that year upon year the club is moving forward.
"The club represents good values and the style of football is something that I would like to be a part of. I know quite a bit about them already, but I am sure I will get to know quite a bit more in the coming months. For me, it was an easy decision to make to join the club," he added.
Fabianski also revealed that the main reason to join Garry Monk's side was due to his desire to become the first choice goalkeeper.
"If I'm completely honest, the main reason I came to Swansea was because I want to be the number one goalkeeper. I want to play week-in, week-out. It's going to be a real fight, but I'm not afraid of that. Competition is always good, so I think everyone will take positives from that," Fabianski stressed.
"I'm excited. I've already asked for the pre-season programme to see how it looks. I'm really looking forward to starting with my new team-mates and I think it's going to be a fantastic new chapter in my life. I will be working hard for the club, giving everything every single day. I can promise that," he concluded.