Forgotten Gunner returns to challenge Szczesny and sink Almunia
Lukasz Fabianski is available for selection again.
The Polish goalkeeper has been missing since the 3-1 defeat at Olympiakos in the Champions League during early December.
On that night, Fabianski conceded the home side’s first goal but was later substituted after a nasty collision with defender Thomas Vermaelen.
The 26-year-old recovered from his woeful form during the beginning of 2010 and after a tremendous performance at Stamford Bridge, he even seemed to have snatched the spot as Arsenal’s No.1, only for an injury to hand current first choice Wojciech Szczesny the chance to impress.
Fabianski has been in and out of the team this season but after a solid outing against Fulham for the Arsenal reserves yesterday, the Pole is ready to return to full action according to coach Neil Banfield.
“It’s great to see Lukasz back.” Banfield said after a 1-0 loss to Fulham
“He’s done fine, is a good professional and he helped out a young back four tonight. He’s done well. “
Fabisnki’s return means Manuel Almunia’s place on the bench over the past month is now under threat and with Szczesny conceding seven goals in his last three league games – including a blunder against Fulham – Fabianski could fancy his chances.