Lukasz Fabianski has an explanation for his fine form towards the end of the season - he feels more relaxed on the pitch.

The Polish goalkeeper returned to the Arsenal first team in March and contributed to five wins in his five appearances before a rib injury forced him out of the side in April.

I think it's wrong to think during the game. It's just about focus, being vocal, being ready, being switched on and stuff like that

Fabianski's first game back was a daunting Champions League trip to Bayern Munich but he came through it confidently - keeping a clean sheet in the Allianz Arena.

After that game Arsène Wenger said Fabianski had undergone "a complete mental transformation". The 28-year-old admits that he has made strides in that area of his game.

"It's all in your head," he told Arsenal Player. "There are a lot of things [that make a good goalkeeper] but the main thing is just the head.

"Especially for a goalkeeper, you've got a lot of time to think during the game. I think it's wrong to think during the game. It's just about focus, being vocal, being ready, being switched on and stuff like that. I know that with my abilities, I will be good.

"But I don't think I'm a changed person or anything like that," he added. "Obviously I worked during the time I was out for a longer period with a few different injuries. I really worked hard on different aspects of my game and I put in a lot of hard work with the help of a few of the coaches that we have at the Club.

"Maybe that has helped me. For example, during that time I could look back at the things in the past and tried to change it or embrace some things or push it even harder - don't have any handbrakes.

"Maybe that's the way the boss sees it now, that I went through a total mental transformation. I know what I am capable of. I know my strengths, I know my weaknesses and I know how to deal with it so that's the main thing for me."

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 Chris Harris 22 May 2013