Fabianski ignoring criticism
Arsenal goalkeeper Lukas Fabianski is determined to prove his critics wrong and show his ability.
Last Updated: 27/04/10 5:47pm
Arsenal goalkeeper Lukas Fabianski is determined to prove his critics wrong and demonstrate that he has the ability to play in the Premier League.
The 25-year-old was heavily criticised for his blunder in the Gunners' 3-2 defeat at Wigan as he gifted the Latics an equaliser in a capitulation at the DW Stadium.
But as he continues to stand in for the injured Manuel Almunia, Fabianski kept his first clean sheet in eight games against Manchester City at the weekend.
The Pole now wants to continue to improve ahead of Monday's trip to Blackburn, where Almunia is again expected to be absent.
Fabianski said: "I am glad to have the chance to play. The boss shows he believes in me and I just want to take the opportunities and show I am good enough.
"Every supporter has the right to give their opinion. I'm not stupid and I realise that incidents like the one at Wigan make other things appear less significant and that these are the things people remember.
"I have no problem with it.
"This season has been difficult for me. I've only been playing every few weeks or so and it's hard for any player who isn't playing regularly. Two games a week is much better for anyone, of course.
"But I didn't feel apprehensive for the Wigan game. I felt quite well, it was just that one incident that is hard to explain.
"This is the life of a keeper, though - some love it, some hate it but you just have to be strong with it. One day you can be the hero and the next people say you are the worst around.
"You just have to manage yourself in a good way and keep believing in yourself, keep working and fighting.
"If you keep believing in a keeper then he will believe in himself and when he plays regularly you can see the benefits over a few weeks."