Sigurdsson hails Fabianski's greatest performance
12th May 2015
Gylfi Sigurdsson labelled Lukasz Fabianski's man-of-the-match display as the best performance of the keeper's career as the Swans claimed the double over Arsenal.
Fabianski made several key saves during the game, including a superb double stop to deny Alexis Sanchez and sub Theo Walcott, before Bafe Gomis' late header crept over the line to give the Swans a memorable victory.
And Sigurdsson had plenty of praise for the Polish keeper, who joined the Swans from the Gunners last summer, as he kept his 13th clean sheet of the league campaign.
"Fabianski was fantastic in goal, and the game-plan worked perfectly," said Sigurdsson. "The way we set up meant they had a lot of the ball and we were going to be defending a lot of the time, but he made some fantastic saves.
"He has been amazing all season and he showed once again how important he is for us.
"He took the pressure off us by coming out for crosses
"It was a great performance by him. It was probably the best performance of his career - he was that good."
Sigurdsson, who was operating in a more advanced role in midfield as Garry Monk opted to start without a recognised striker, also hailed the "perfect" game-plan utilised to defuse the Gunners.
The visitors frustrated Arsene Wenger's side, with their strong defensive display giving them the opportunity to go on and win the game via Gomis' late header, which was given after goal-line technology had proved it had crossed the line.
The Icelandic midfielder added: "All of the boys were fantastic. It was a different kind of performance from us - we defended really well.
"They had a lot of the ball and moved it around a lot, but the gaffer wanted us to drop back a little and defend with numbers in midfield to force them out wide. It worked perfectly.
"All the boys threw themselves in front of everything, and that's why we kept a cleansheet."
Victory moves the Swans to within a point of seventh-placed Southampton and two behind Tottenham, who sit sixth, with two games to go.
In what has already been a historic campaign, this proved another memorable moment as the Swans claimed their fifth double of the season.
And Sigurdsson was keen to point out the role the Jack Army has played in those results.
"The fans have been unbelievable all season. Everywhere we go we have great support," he added.
"They filled the away section again and we got the goal up their end too so that was really pleasing.
"It just shows how important their backing is to us. They make a lot of noise and we appreciate that, and that late goal was just reward for their support."