By Richard Clarke

Lukasz Fabianski will be Arsenal’s FA Cup keeper this season.

The 23-year-old Polish international will be brought into the team for Saturday’s Third Round tie with Plymouth at Emirates Stadium and, according to Arsène Wenger, will remain there throughout his side’s run in the competition this term.

Elsewhere Denilson (back) and Kolo Toure (groin) are missing but, the manager says, his FA Cup side will be full of regular players. By implication, that means it will be stronger than the Carling Cup outfit.

“The Carling Cup is used to develop the young players and the FA Cup is part of the regular squad targets,” he said.

“Denilson is out with a back problem and Kolo Toure has a groin. Lukasz Fabianski will play in the FA Cup this season. You might see Aaron Ramsey as well. But the rest will be the regular team.”

Arsenal’s ongoing injury list reads as follows: Theo Walcott (shoulder), Cesc Fabregas (knee), Tomas Rosicky (hamstring tendon) and Eduardo (match fitness).

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2 Jan 2009