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Sunday 4 December 2016

Arsenal old boy Lukasz Fabianski happy to help out Tottenham

Published 23/04/2016 | 12:11

Swansea Lukasz Fabianski could give Tottenham a helping hand in the title race at Leicester
Swansea Lukasz Fabianski could give Tottenham a helping hand in the title race at Leicester

Former Arsenal goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski says he has no qualms helping Tottenham's title ambitions at Leicester on Sunday.

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Fabianski will be in the Swansea goal as leaders Leicester seek to steal a march in the Barclays Premier League title race by extending their five-point advantage over Spurs.

Tottenham must watch on before their home game with West Brom on Monday night, and F abianski knows he will be in the spotlight following his seven years at Arsenal between 2007 and 2014.

"It's all right, I can't say it's tricky," Fabianski said of the position he finds himself in at the King Power Stadium.

"I don't think they (former Arsenal team-mates) would stop talking to me if we help Spurs. But if there is a favour it will be done as a team and as a club.

"We just have to go out there and do our best to get a result."

Fabianski put his Arsenal allegiance aside to stress how impressed he has been with Spurs this term.

The Poland international produced probably his best performance of the season at White Hart Lane in February when he almost kept Maurico Pochettino's side at bay single-handedly.

Fabianski made save after save before late goals from Nacer Chadli and Danny Rose gave Tottenham a 2-1 comeback win.

"It was one of the craziest games I've ever played in," he said.

"Every two minutes I had to be ready for something because they really pushed us.

"They are a very fit team the way they play, very offensive and nice to watch.

"You have to give them massive credit and they deserve to be challenging for the Premier League.

"If we do them a favour, it will good for the league because there will still be some important games and (it will be) close-run between the top two teams."

Leicester will be without Jamie Vardy for the first time in the Premier League this season after the England striker was sent off during the controversial 2-2 draw against West Ham last weekend.

But Fabianski believes the Foxes have a lot more to them than their 22-goal marksman.

"It's a positive for us because Vardy is a massive threat with his speed and finishing," he said.

"They will probably go with a different type of striker who doesn't possess that type of speed, and it might be easier to defend.

"But Leicester have shown they have so many good players who can step up in every single game and take charge of the situation.

"They score from set-pieces, they have got Wes Morgan and Robert Huth who are strong. T hey've got Riyad Mahrez, Danny Drinkwater and Leonardo Ulloa, who can come off the bench and score goals as well.

"I don't think you look at Leicester and only see Vardy. Being at the top of the league is a team effort and you need more than 11 players to perform at your best and be up there."

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