Lukasz Fabianski revealed he was pleased to return to former club Arsenal and help Swansea City claim a victory with a series of saves, Sky Sports has reported.
Fabianski kept goal and a clean sheet as the Swans saw off the Gunners through Bafetimbi Gomis’ late goal, given by the goal line technology system as David Ospina tried to claw the header back from behind the line. Gomis, a second half substitute, scored with five minutes to play of a game dominated by the home side.
Arsenal recorded two-thirds of possession and 23 shots on goal to Swansea’s eight but Fabianski, playing at the Emirates Stadium against his old employers for the first time, proved equal to everything sent on target. The clean sheet and victory saw the eighth-placed Welsh club move a point behind Southampton and two behind Tottenham Hotspur.
Speaking after the match, Poland international Fabianski reflected on the game itself and what it meant to visit his old stomping ground and enter such a standout performance. “It looked a bit like (getting in the way of everything),” he said after the match.
“That’s something you expect from your goalkeeper and I tried to help the team and luckily enough I managed to do it.
“It’s always nice to show yourself at the Emirates against your former team, you always try to – this is only my first game coming back – but you try to be positive in the game and stay focused and help the team. That’s what I’ve done so I’m quite happy.”
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