(Reuters) - Swansea City can take heart from their past performances at Arsenal as they prepare to visit The Emirates Stadium on Saturday seeking to turn their season around, the club’s former Gunners goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski has said.
Swansea have won on two of their last three Premier League visits to Arsenal, with Fabianski concentrating on keeping his emotions in check as he prepares to return to his old club.
“We have done well at Arsenal in the past – the club have managed some good results at The Emirates and it’s always been a tricky game for Arsenal,” said the Poland keeper, who spent seven years with the London club before joining Swansea in 2014.
“We’ve beaten them in the past so going into this game, we can take confidence from that.”
Swansea’s last league trip to Arsenal ended in a 3-2 defeat but they beat Arsene Wenger’s side on their previous two visits.
“Going back to The Emirates in the first season after I joined Swansea was special... but now I try to approach each game without putting too many emotions into it... it’s just about trying to get a result,” Fabianski added.
Paul Clement’s Swansea side have had a tough start to the season, sitting 15th with eight points after nine games. The Welsh club lost to Leicester City in their last game but Fabianski believes they can get back on track.
“It has been a tricky start for us but hopefully we’ll start turning things around very soon. I don’t think there’s too much lacking – we are not that far away from getting to where we want to be.”
Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; editing by Ken Ferris