Laurent Koscielny has hailed Lukasz Fabianski’s professionalism and quality ahead of the FA Cup final against Hull City.
The Poland goalkeeper has played every game in the competition this season, and was the semi-final hero after saving two penalties in the shoot-out victory over Wigan Athletic.
Koscielny enjoys playing in front of the 28-year-old and hopes he can continue his fine form if selected to face Steve Bruce’s men at Wembley on Saturday.
Lukasz is a very good goalkeeper. He's a big professional and he's the first in training to prepareLaurent Koscielny
“Lukasz is a very good goalkeeper. He's a big professional and he's the first in training to prepare,” Koscielny told Arsenal Player. “He tries to improve himself in training and during the game if he's on the bench you feel he's concentrating with the team.
“He is very good off his line, like Wojciech, and has good feet which is very important for modern football now. He reads the game well when he needs to get to the ball in front of the striker.
“He plays the FA Cup - a little like Iker Casillas at [Real] Madrid, who plays in just the cups. But he's done the job well, every time when you call on Lukasz to play he has done the job so it's very important to have two goalkeepers at this level.
“He saved our team in the semi-final, he was the hero for Arsenal so I'm happy for him because he's a nice man and he works hard for the team.”Copyright 2014 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 13 May 2014