Wenger comments on Fabianski's unbelievable performance in Swansea loss

Fabianski

The Swansea goalkeeper put in a phenomenal performance as Arsenal crashed to a 1-0 home defeat.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was frustrated with his side's inability to put the ball past a stubborn Swansea City side, as the Londoners suffered a second league defeat to the Welsh outfit courtesy of a superb performance by a familiar face.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the 1-0 defeat, the Frenchman paid credit to former Gunners stopper Lukasz Fabianski, who shone for the Swans between the sticks.

The Poland international spent seven years at Arsenal, without ever really managing to claim a first team spot, and was released last summer after helping the Londoners win the FA Cup at Wembley.

After moving to Swansea on a free transfer, the 30-year-old returned to haunt his former employers on his first return to the Emirates, making 9 saves to stop Arsenal from scoring.

"It’s frustrating because we lose a game when we have no threat to concede a goal," Wenger told Sky.

"Fabianski had a great performance, but that’s sometimes the case [when a player returns to his old club].

"Sometimes our finishing made it a bit easier for him." 

Despite the loss, Wenger thought his side played well, with the quality of Fabianski the only thing stopping Arsenal from a convincing win.

"You have to learn from defeat but you can take encouragement from a defeat like that," he added. "There’s a lot of positives as well.

"These kinds of games you play 20 and you win 19, but this was number 20."

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