Arsene Wenger: I want Fabianski to show how good he is
Written by Renzo on September 28, 2010 11:00
Arsenal goalkeepers are back under the spotlight. With Lukasz Fabianski making a mistake against Tottenham in the Carling Cup and Manuel Almunia at fault for two conceded goals against West Brom, it’s decision time for manager Arsene Wenger.
Almunia, the regular goalkeeper for the Gunners in this first part of the season, is out with a shoulder injury and in his pre-Partizan press-conference the Frenchman explained how Lukasz Fabianski will be in goal and will have yet another opportunity to show how good he is.
Speaking about the Pole, Wenger said how he believes in his goalkeeper and today’s Champions League game is the ideal scenario to show that he can be top class with the manager adding how promoting a player to the regular squad is the best way to show that you have faith in him.
Wenger also revealed how last Saturday’s defeat was very disappointing but it is part of the learning curve for his players who will now know that it is vital to be focused in every single game. The Frenchman also said how he believes in his players who will surely bounce back from the West Brom defeat.
Ahead of tonight, Wenger said:
The disappointment was very deep, but we can learn from what has happened to us.
We realise that we need to be focused in every single game, produce performances in every single game and that is what I believe we have learnt from Saturday.
I believe in the intelligence of my group players and I have no doubt in their talents. We will be highly motivated and will try to redress what was not right on Saturday.
As a manager you can give a chance to a player who is good enough and I believe in his talent.
[Lukasz Fabianski] gets another opportunity to show how good he is. I want him to show how good he is.
There is only one way to show confidence in a player and that is to put him on the pitch and give him his chance.