By Chris Harris
Arsène Wenger still believes Lukasz Fabianski will be a "great keeper".
The Polish international has only played two first-team games in the past three months but he made high-profile mistakes in both. Fabianski scored an own goal at Porto in February and was at fault for Wigan's equaliser last week when he dropped a corner.
Like many No 2 keepers, Fabianski lacks game-time and probably needs a run in the side to find his form and cut out those errors. So he will be glad to hear that his manager is sticking by him for now.
Wenger will pick the Pole for Saturday's clash with Manchester City and he expects the 25-year-old to prove his critics wrong.
"I think he will be a great keeper," said Wenger.
"If you ask how many mistakes you can afford [at this level], I would say zero. But it is also part of the game.
"I believe Fabianski has total talents, with a great quality and spirit.
Now he has a good opportunity to show how good he is.
"Of course, he was disappointed on Sunday [after the Wigan game], but I believe he was not the only one involved in our defeat."
Wenger has been linked with a move for a new keeper this summer, but he batted away questions about his transfer intentions at his pre-match press conference.
"Let's finish the season first," said the manager. "We do not want to go on the transfer market before a big game which we have tomorrow."Copyright 2017 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source