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Arsenal hero Fabianski is up for the Chelsea challenge

Lukasz Fabianski claims he is "ready for Chelsea" after redeeming his reputation for errors with a fine display for Arsenal in the heat of Champions League battle against Partizan Belgrade. The 25-year-old repaid the faith of boss Arsene Wenger with two late saves, one from a penalty, as Arsenal maintained their 100% start to Champions League Group H with a hard-earned 3-1 victory in Serbia.

It was the team's first European away win for more than a year and Fabianski could be set to keep his place in goal this weekend.

Fabianski, though, remains focused on the job at hand.

"Overall, I am pleased with my performance," said the Pole, who also had to deal with a summer of speculation as Arsenal looked to bring in veteran Australian Mark Schwarzer from Fulham.

"I am not talking about just saves, but reading the game, coming for crosses or playing with my feet.

"Every aspect of goalkeeping is important for me, so I am pleased with my performance in general."

Fabianski declared: "I am ready to play against Chelsea. I was always ready, so we will see.

"I was never really bothered by all the things said. I was always trying to focus on my job and my work.

"That is what I was always doing and that why I am grounded."

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