London, May 2 (ANI): Arsenal keeper Manuel Almunia launched a bitter attack on Champions League rivals Chelsea last night, branding their game as 'boring' and Blues fans as 'ghosts'.
He also made it clear he would rather play Chelsea in the Euro final in Rome on May 27, as they would be much easier to beat than Barcelona.
"In the final I would want Chelsea. They are more predictable, whereas Barcelona has greater resources. We know what Chelsea is like. We have them measured. They wouldn't surprise us," The Sun quoted Almunia, as saying.
"Our semi-final, first leg with Manchester United was much better than Chelsea's against Barcelona. Chelsea just went to Spain to defend and it made for a boring game. They showed that all they wanted was a 0-0 result.
"Our manager Arsene Wenger doesn't know how to put a team together that isn't going for a win. United wanted to seal the game at home but didn't manage it and our morale is high. We have a great home record this season and I know we can get through to the final," Almunia said.
Commenting on Chelsea fans, Almunia added: "They say their fans are ghosts. You don't see or hear them. A lot of people travel with English teams and it surprised me that not many Chelsea supporters went to Spain for their tie with Barcelona."
Almunia was the star of the show at Old Trafford in midweek, even though the Gunners ended up being beaten 1-0.
His heroics have given Wenger's men the opportunity to do the business at home in the return on Tuesday and reach the final showdown in the Italian capital. (ANI)