Arsène Wenger has singled out Lukasz Fabianski for praise following his influential display against Liverpool on Sunday.

The Polish goalkeeper returned to the side for Arsenal's FA Cup tie and made a vital stop to deny Daniel Sturridge in the third minute before denying Luis Suarez on a number of occasions.

Fabianski's safe handling was evident throughout the Gunners' thrilling 2-1 win, giving his manager much to admire.

I have a huge respect for him and his attitude and his quality. I'm so happy that he gets this opportunity to show his quality

"Let's start with the goalkeeper, who has done well," Wenger told Arsenal Player.

"I'm especially pleased for Fabianski because I have a huge respect for him and his attitude and his quality. I'm so happy that he gets this opportunity to show his quality.

"After that I think all the other players have done extremely well. Yaya Sanogo is another one who deserves a lot of credit for his performance. I'm very pleased he has that kind of commitment. He was always in the game, lively, and for a first game in a game of that intensity you must say well done."

Arsenal's reward for Sunday's win is another home tie against another Merseyside club - and Wenger predicts another tight game.

"It will be similar to Liverpool," he said. "They are very, very good going forward.

"We'll need to control that game again and we'll have some time to think about that. Let's first focus on the Champions League, Bayern Munich is coming up. We are not the favourite but in football one good thing is that the favourite doesn't always win, so let's make that thing true."

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 17 Feb 2014