By Richard Clarke
The 23-year-old Polish keeper had a busy night at Pride Park in Arsenal's 6-2 win, it was his first experience in English football outside the Carling Cup.
"It was really intense," said Fabianski afterwards. "Derby are at the bottom of the League but they were going forward and trying to create some chances.
"I thought I dealt with it OK. My coming for crosses was OK, my punching was OK and my catching was OK. The boss spoke to me after the game he said 'well done'."
It was also Fabianski's first appearance since the 5-1 defeat at White Hart Lane in the Carling Cup Semi-Final second leg.
"It is painful when you lose a game against your biggest rivals," he said. "Especially when you conceded five goals. But I have forgotten about that and I am looking forward.
"I hope that the experience of this season will give the team a little bit extra for next season. We will be more mature, more experienced and that will help us to win something."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 30 Apr 2008