Lukasz Fabianski ready to regain Arsenal No.1 spot from Wojciech Szczesny after recovering from shoulder injury

Polish stopper discussed the injury which hampered his end to the Premier League campaign, but admits that now 'everything feels fine'

Arsenal goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski has inisted that he has recovered from the injuries which hampered the tail end to last season's Premier League campaign.

The Pole admitted to being severe discomfort after damaging his shoulder in the warm-up before their clash with Manchester City in January, and while he was able to feature, his involvement only worsened the injury.

“I damaged cartilage and that was really irritating the shoulder," he told the club's official website.

“They had to clear it and, because it was a bit loose, they had to tighten it up.

“I could play [against Manchester City] but three hours after the game I started to feel it.

The keeper managed to fulfil the fixture and kept a clean sheet against Roberto Mancini’s side but the damage sustained forced him into surgery a month later which caused his absence from the Arsenal side. 

During his time out of the side Fabianski lost his place between the Gunners sticks to Wojciech Szczesny, who impressed during his time there. The Pole is now ready to battle it out with his countryman now he is fully fit to be Arsene Wengers No.1.

“When I did it, I felt a massive pain in my shoulder but then it was gone after one minute. I started to move it around and it seemed to be OK.

“The day after, I didn't train and we played in the FA Cup and Carling Cup so I wasn't really involved in that. Then I tried to train but I dived once and that was it. But now everything feels fine.”