Swansea City's Lukasz Fabianski is settling into Swans life
14th July 2014
In the final installment of a three-part interview, Lukasz Fabianski talks about how he has settled in at Swansea City.
He may only have officially been a Swansea City player for less than two weeks, but Lukasz Fabianski already feels right at home.
The 29-year-old Polish international confirmed in May that he would be leaving FA Cup winners Arsenal to join the Swans on a free transfer.
It ended a seven-year association with the Gunners, who had snapped up the keeper from Legia Warsaw.
But despite having joined up with his new team-mates under a fortnight ago, Fabianski has settled quickly into life as a Swan.
Currently away with the club during the two-week tour in America, Fabianski is also enjoying working with new goalkeeping coach Javier Garcia following the Spaniard's recent arrival.
He said: "The lads have been great with me as have the coaching staff and people behind the scenes.
"It has allowed me to settle in very quickly at the club.
"Being in America is a big opportunity for me to get to know the players and staff because we are with each other 24 hours a day for two weeks. It's time to bond on and off the pith, and that is very important.
"I must say I'm really enjoying the work I'm doing with Javier. He is very organised and prepared, and his sessions are interesting and exciting - every day has something new.
"It is very important for us goalkeepers, especially at Swansea, to play well with our feet and start things from the back.
"So everything we have been doing in training with Javier is helping us improve on that area."
The Swans will play two matches during their trip to America, with games against Mexican Premier League side Chivas at Miller Park, Milwaukee, on Wednesday (July 16) before facing Minnesota United of the NASL at the National Sports Center Stadium, Blaine, on Saturday (July 19).
And Fabianksi can't wait to make his first appearance for his new club.
He added: "I can't wait for my first game ever as a Swansea City player. I'm looking forward to Wednesday - hopefully the manager will give me a chance to play.
"I am full of optimism. Having seen the quality of players we have and also the standard of training, I am very impressed.
"It will be a very interesting season for us and hopefully we can achieve good things.
"I'm happy with the way it's gone so far. I'm really looking forward to the start of the season."