Robinson slams 'very harsh' West Ham boss Moyes after reported Fabianski reveal
Paul Robinson has insisted it would be “very harsh” for West Ham manager David Moyes to drop Lukasz Fabianski.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Tottenham and England number one heaped praise on the 36-year-old keeper who has improved massively since his days at Arsenal.
According to The Athletic (October 7th), Fabianski could be replaced by Alphonse Areola for the trip to Everton on Sunday.
It is reported that Areola’s ball distribution could be the decisive factor in Moyes’ decision.
Areola moved to the London Stadium on loan with an option to buy from Paris Saint-Germain in July.
He has kept clean sheets in both of his cup appearances this season.
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When asked for his thoughts on Areola likely replacing Fabianski, Robinson told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs: “Really? That would be very harsh on Fabianski.
“He is a goalkeeper that has really developed in his latter years. He has turned into a really good goalkeeper. I have to be honest, when he was at Arsenal I did not rate him.
“If he was taken out of the West Ham team now I would be surprised. I can’t remember any glaring errors he has made. I think he has done quite well this year.
“Moyes realised he needed strength and back-up in that area in the summer. That is why he brought in Areola.
“I really rate Areola. I think he’s a top class goalkeeper.”