Do you believe in ghosts? Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia sure does. He doesn’t merely believe in ghosts. He thinks his own house is being haunted by them. So would that make him a ghoul keeper as well as a goalkeeper?
Terrified Almunia said yesterday: “My house is small but there is a lot of history to it and it seems there are ghosts. “One night, we were sleeping and my wife suddenly woke me up with a shout. She said there was this monk-like figure with a candle in his hand. She was in bed, next to me. I didn’t see him but I was s*** scared.You’d think this was some sort of spook, but nobody’s taking it lightly. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has allowed Almunia to go home for lunch so his wife won’t have to be alone with the ghosts. That’s understanding, isn’t it? Try giving that excuse to your boss. Of course that might just be an easy way to give all the other Arsenal players an hour to make fun of Almunia behind his back.
“We’ve spoken to neighbours, and they said this was normal.
And if you think that Almunia is totally off his rocker, there might be some sort of basis to his hysteria. His home was built on the grounds of the Leavesden Hospital, a mental institution during World War II. Well, I see where the basis might come from, but he’s still likely off his rocker.