Paul Robinson has revealed he has been won over by transformed West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-England and Tottenham keeper admitted he was not convinced by the Poland international during his days at Arsenal.
But Robinson explained how Fabianski has developed impressively as he has matured and is playing the best football of his career at West Ham.
“When he was at Arsenal I didn’t rate him but I think he developed as he’s got older and he’s done very, very well,” Robinson told Football Insider.
“You look at him and he’s not a top goalkeeper, there’s brackets; you look at Alisson, Ederson, De Gea, there’s a bracket of top, top goalkeepers and then there’s the bracket of the ones who are not so good.
“He’s somewhere around the middle for me. He’s been very consistent, he makes the odd mistake but he’s having a very good season. He’s a lot better goalkeeper now than when he was at Arsenal years ago.”
Fabianski is currently out with a long-term injury that is set to sideline him until the end of the year.
He underwent hip surgery earlier this month after breaking down in the first half of the Hammers’ 2-2 Premier League draw at Bournemouth on 28 September.
Fabianski is the undisputed number one at West Ham and his first season at the club ended with him being named the club’s player of the year.