Lukasz Fabianski
Fabianski will leave Arsenal this summer. Reuters

Arsenal goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianksi has turned down the offer of a new contract with the intention of leaving the Emirates this summer.

The 28-year-old has played second fiddle to Polish compatriot Wojciech Szczesny this season as the younger goalkeeper has firmly established himself as Arsene Wenger's first choice option in goal.

Having only featured in four games for the Gunners this season, Fabianski believes he must leave north London in search of first team football to have any chance of dislodging his current teammate as Poland's first choice goalkeeper.

"I want to be number one in the club and in the Polish national team," Fabianski was quoted as saying by Sky Sports. "I have learned a lot at London during very positive and challenging periods.

"With biggest respect to this great club, I didn't accept the extension offer as I am looking forward to a new challenge in England or abroad."

Fabianksi could also be joined in leaving the club by Bacary Sagna, whose contract situation remains unresolved heading into the final four months of the season. The 31-year-old full back can leave on a free transfer in July with Ligue 1 giants Monaco and Paris Saint Germain reportedly interested in his services.

While the Gunners are keen to retain the services of the France international, Wenger admits there continues to be problems in coming to a new agreement.

"When I say I expect, it's more that I want (him to stay)," said Wenger before his side's 5-1 defeat to Liverpool on Saturday. "I hope that in the end I am right. We are not close at the moment.

"He wants to keep his options open, because he is at the end of a contract. It is an important contract for him. He is 31 years old. I can understand.

"I'm not alright with that because I would like him to sign just now but I have to accept it. It is his freedom - the decision belongs to him.

"We are always in negotiations with him and we try always to be fair with him. I believe his future is here and any other decision would be wrong."