Fab or MA1 for Bridge test?

Credit where it is due. Lukasz Fabianksi gave us a glimpse of what AW says he sees in training every day with a confident display capped with a fine penalty save as the Arsenal saw off Partisan Belgrade.
Typically, though, we should have been home and hosed by the time the Pole pushed aside the spot-kick from Brazil-born striker Cleo to keep the score at 3-1 against the Serbs in this Champions League encounter in Belgrade.
AA could have had a hatful but he did manage to bag the first with Marouane Chamakh and Sebastien Squillaci both scoring from headers. Once again Jack Wilshere played an influential part in the victory that at least restores a bit of confidence ahead of the game at Chelsea on Sunday.
AW has had his say on Fabianski. He said: “Hopefully that will give him belief and confidence. I am confident he will come out as a great keeper, I have always said that. We have to keep confidence in him and he needs to gain experience from games like this.
“The Fabianski we saw tonight was the keeper we see in training and he had a faultless game. I knew a performance like that was in him, we just had to get it out of him. But that penalty save will lift his confidence and hopefully it will do him the world of good.
“Overall, especially in the first half, I thought we looked very dangerous and Jack Wilshere, Arshavin and Chamakh were a constant threat. And once we went 2-1 in front, I felt we always looked comfortable. It was important to win after a big disappointment against West Brom
“It puts us in a good position, confidence-wise. Sunday is a big game for us. I have always believed in him, and I am still confident he will turn out to be a great goalkeeper. I’ve always said that, but you have to keep confident in him and he needs games like that.
With MA1 supposedly injured, AW must now decide who to pick in goal for the trip to Shit Bridge. He added: “At the moment Almunia is injured, we will have to see how his injury goes, but at the moment it is too early to say.
Jack the Lad looked as if he was a ball boy when he gave his post-match thoughts to Sky, whose two idiot commentators were biased beyond belief against the Arsenal. He said: “We stuck to our guns and deserved the win. Our keepers have been under a lot of pressure, but Lukasz did well and and made a great save at the end, so fair play to him.”

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