Special night for Fab Lukasz

12th May 2015

Lukasz Fabianski paid tribute to a fantastic team performance on a "special" night for the Polish international.

The Swans completed an historic double over Fabianski's former club as Bafe Gomis' late header snatched Garry Monk's men a 1-0 win at Arsenal.

The Swans defended resiliently throughout as Fabianski made a number of impressive stops at the Emirates Stadium, including a superb double save to deny Alexis Sanchez and then Theo Walcott to keep his 13th clean sheet of the season - within one of the 14 the Swans kept during the club's first season in the Premier League.

With five minutes left on the clock, second-half substitute Gomis met a Jefferson Montero cross to nod home a late winner for the Swans.

And on a night where Fabianski earned plenty of plaudits, including a fantastic reception from the home fans and of course the Jack Army, the 29-year-old was keen to credit the team for another memorable victory.

"It's all about the team performance," said Fabianski. "I've never seen one player win a game for the team.

"I'm very happy with the team's performance. We put a lot of effort into tonight's game and defended well. We had a plan, and that plan worked.

"They were on top of us for most of the second half, but we knew that we would be able to get something on the break and, luckily enough, we had one chance and managed to score.

"I was just trying to help the team as much as I could tonight and I'm happy with the result.

"It's always special to play against your former team, where I spent such a long time, and to reach 56 points was pretty special too.

"It was also nice to receive such a good reception before and after the game. It shows the fans are loyal to former players."

He added: "There are two games to go, so we have to keep pushing. 

"We will prepare well for the game against Man City. They score a lot of goals, so it will be another difficult game for us."