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Fabianski ready for goalkeeper battle

May 9, 2013
By ESPN staff

Lukasz Fabianski is ready to engage in battle with Wojciech Szczesny for the Arsenal No. 1 jersey.

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GettyImagesLukasz Fabianski: Back in the running after a period on the sidelines

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Szczesny began the season as manager Arsene Wenger's No. 1 but a mid-season dip in form saw the 'keeper replaced in goal by his fellow Pole.

Fabianski did his cause no harm with a string of solid displays, being particularly assured in the Champions League second leg against Bayern Munich, but a rib injury handed the starting spot back to Szczesny who has looked back to his confident best in recent weeks.

Fabianski is aware he has work to do, but is prepared to battle hard to win his place back in Wenger's side.

"I'm hoping that it's going to go my way," he told Arsenal Player. "I'm feeling really positive about it. I feel that I'm a better 'keeper than I was, I feel really confident in myself.

"I put in a lot of work to be fit again, to be stronger. I'm not worried about anything and I think I've made a statement that I'm up for it."