Arsenal fans may have bid a fond farewell to Lukasz Fabianski after he completed his free transfer to Swansea, but stats show he was the Gunners least reliable pair of hands in the last ten years. The 29-year-old left the Emirates after failing to ever really establish himself during a seven-year spell at the club which was blighted by injuries. However, when the Pole did play, he recorded the lowest save percentage of Arsenals main four goalkeepers since 2003.
The Pole earned himself the nickname of ‘Flappyhandski’ for his mistakes at Arsenal.
During the 2013–14 season, Fabiański was used as Arsenal’s starting goalkeeper in FA Cup and Football League Cup matches, with Wojciech Szczęsny remaining first choice in Premier League and Champions League matches.
On 19 February 2014, Fabiański came on as a substitute in the 37th minute of a 2–0 Champions League home defeat against Bayern Munich, after Szczęsny was sent off for a foul on Arjen Robben. With Szczęsny suspended, Fabiański was in the starting line-up for the second leg and saved a late penalty from Bayern’s Thomas Müller.
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On 12 April, he saved penalties from Gary Caldwell and Jack Collison in an FA Cup semi-final shootout victory over Wigan Athletic. He made his only Premier League appearance of the season in the last game on 11 May, keeping a clean sheet in a 2–0 away win that caused his opponents Norwich City to be relegated.
Six days layer, Fabiański started for Arsenal in the 2014 FA Cup Final as they beat Hull City 3–2 after extra-time at Wembley Stadium.
Invincible shot-stopper Jens Lehmann topped the list with 73.2 per cent, followed by the much-maligned Manuel Almunia (72.2).