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Fabianski comes back to haunt Arsenal as goal-line technology confirms Gomis winner
The Swansea goalkeeper was superb in their 1-0 win over Arsene Wenger’s side.

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Arsenal v Swansea City - Emirates Stadium John Walton Fabianski made a string of saves to thwart this old club. John Walton

LUKASZ FABIANSKI CAME back to haunt his former club as Bafetimbi Gomis returned from injury to grab a dramatic late winner for Swansea City in tonight’s 1-0 victory over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

After a forgettable first half, the Gunners pummelled the Swansea goal after the break, but Polish goalkeeper Fabianski – who joined Swansea in the close-season after a seven-year spell in north London – made a string of superb stops to deny the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Nacho Monreal and Theo Walcott.

And Fabianski’s contribution proved priceless as Gomis, who came on as a second-half substitute following a month-long lay-off with an ankle injury, headed home an 85th-minute winner, with goalline technology showing the ball clearly went in despite David Ospina’s best efforts.

Arsenal Swansea Twitter / SkySports The ball crossed the line. Twitter / SkySports / SkySports

It was the second time Gomis has scored against Arsenal this term after he bagged in Swansea’s 2-1 home win in November, and Garry Monk’s side maintained their challenge for a sixth-placed finish that will offer UEFA Europa League football should Arsene Wenger’s team beat Aston Villa in the FA Cup final.

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Arsenal, meanwhile, have surrendered the advantage in the race for second to Manchester City with just two games remaining.

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