By Chris Harris

Arsène Wenger has praised Krzysztof Dowhań, the man who set Arsenal's Polish goalkeepers on the road to success.

Dowhań has worked at Legia Warsaw for many years and taught Lukasz Fabianski, Wojciech Szczesny and Poland No 1 Artur Boruc their trade before the trio moved to Britain.

Arsenal are reaping the rewards of Dowhań's tutelage with Fabianski and Szczesny both shining for the first team this season. Wenger insists he has never tried to recruit the Polish goalkeeping coach but he has the utmost respect for him.

"No [we didn't try to sign Dowhań], we watched Fabianski," said the Frenchman.

"I don’t know who brought us Wojciech but when he arrived he was tall and young so he did not always master everything well.

"But this guy [Dowhań] at Legia has produced some fantastic goalkeepers. In Poland, they produce some fantastic goalkeepers."

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