Fabianski pleased with display

11 November 2010 03:06
Arsenal keeper Lukasz Fabianski believes the experience he is gaining is helping him cope with the kind of error he made against Newcastle.[LNB] Fabianski came in for plenty of criticism after Andy Carroll's goal doomed the Gunners to a shock weekend defeat at the Emirates Stadium.[LNB]But he put the blunder behind him to earn Arsenal a vital 2-0 win at Wolves on Wednesday night.[LNB]The 25-year-old made a stunning save from Wolves defender Christophe Berra in the closing seconds when only one goal divided the sides before Marouane Chamakh netted his second.[LNB]Fabianski said: "To be honest, I have played for some time and have not been looking bad in goal.[LNB]"I was not happy with what happened against Newcastle but overall I have still felt in good shape.[LNB]"I was not thinking about 'bouncing back from Newcastle' and was only focused on having a good game here and helping the team.[LNB]"I think I'm getting experience which is really important for a keeper and that experience is helping me to prepare for another game.[LNB]"I don't know what will happen when Manuel (Almunia) is fit but I will keep doing my best and helping the team and we will see what happens."[LNB]Berra's low shot flew through a ruck of players and looked destined for the equaliser before Fabianski's razor-sharp reactions and he was mobbed by his team-mates after the game.[LNB]He said: "It was important and was pretty difficult.[LNB]"Cesc (Fabregas) was wondering how the ball went through him and he and Johan (Djourou) who were both attacking the ball.[LNB]"I saw it at the last second, I just reacted to the ball and saved it and was very happy to get the team three points."[LNB]Arsenal's third away win of the campaign kept them in touching distance of the leaders although they had to survive a battering from Mick McCarthy's side before triumphing.[LNB]Fabianski said: "The win says a lot about our spirit and focus on the game.[LNB]"We knew we had to win and come back stronger. It was important to get the three points.[LNB]"It was very important we bounced back very well. We started strongly and it was a difficult game.[LNB]"They really pushed us and put us under a lot of pressure but we defended well and scored two fantastic goals and we are very happy.[LNB]"I think the fact the first goal came pretty quickly (39 seconds) helped us.[LNB]"In the last two games, we didn't manage to score against Newcastle and, against West Ham, we had to fight to the last minute to get the goal.[LNB]"Against Wolves, we finally scored in the first minute and it really helped us and boosted our confidence in the way we wanted to play the game."[LNB]Arsene Wenger apologised after the game for the challenge by Cesc Fabregas on Wolves defender Stephen Ward who was taken off on a stretcher.[LNB]But the Arsenal boss insisted it had no malice attached to it and he believes hard but fair tackling is part and parcel of the English game.[LNB]He said: "You cannot just take the tackle out of the game.[LNB]"I have always said I am for tackling and I like the physical game and I like the commitment of the physical game in England.[LNB]"But it's down to the referees to make the rules respected.[LNB]"From that, I read I was supposed to be against tackling and that's not true."[LNB]Wenger revealed there were no fresh injury concerns ahead of Sunday's trip to Goodison Park, where England full-back Kieran Gibbs could be involved after a knee problem.[LNB]"We should not have any bad news from last night. The squad should be the same," Wenger told Arsenal TV Online.[LNB]"We could have Gibbs available to be part of it again too. We'll make the decision at the end of the week.[LNB]"He is back in normal training. It is just whether he is fit or not."[LNB]Wenger hinted he could look to freshen up Arsenal's starting XI, given the amount of games his squad have played recently in both domestic and European competition.[LNB]"There are always one or two changes," he said. "Some players have played a lot and we have some fresh, quality players on the bench.[LNB]"Some are not completely match-fit like Van Persie and Bendtner but in midfield there may be one or two changes."[LNB]Arsenal are hopeful Abou Diaby could soon be back in contention after what has proved to be a troublesome ankle problem.[LNB]"He is having a gradual test," said the manager. "He had the first yesterday - that was positive.[LNB]"He has another today so we'll see what comes out of it. At the moment the response is good."

Source: Team_Talk