Forgotten Gunners goalkeeper ready for temporary switch away from Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal are believed to have received an approach from Nottingham Forest to take their goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski on loan, and the deal could be done in days.
The Poland international has been somewhat forgotten at Emirates Stadium, with Vito Mannone seemingly overtaking him as understudy to first choice custodian Wojciech Szczesny.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has publicly backed Fabianski a number of times, but the 27 year-old has alternated between world class games and calamitous performances a little too often – his only consistency is his inconsistency, and that makes it difficult to rely on him.
Still, the fact that in some matches his goal seems impenetrable bodes well for Nottingham Forest, as the potential for greatness is clearly there.
At 27, Fabianski is still young for his position, and he probably has more experience than many other goalkeepers of a similar age in the Barclays Premier League, UEFA Champions League and at international level.
Nottingham Forest would welcome that kind of know-how at the City Ground, and it is a deal that would make sense for all parties.
Arsenal would free another player from their wage bill – possibly for the long term if a clause for a permanent switch is inserted into the agreement.
Finally, Fabianski would get the chance to get his own career back on track, and away from the intense spotlight that is top flight football but still to a high standard.
If Nottingham Forest cannot agree a deal with Arsenal, Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Robert Green is reportedly their backup target for the January transfer window.
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