Eboue excited by showdown
Emmanuel Eboue has told skysports.com he is eagerly anticipating the 'dream' Champions League clash against Man United.
By Giscard Gourizro
Last Updated: 29/04/09 11:28am
Arsenal wing-back Emmanuel Eboue has told skysports.com he is eagerly anticipating the 'dream' UEFA Champions League semi-final against Manchester United.
The Gunners go head-to-head with their Premier League rivals at Old Trafford on Wednesday night in the first leg of the last-four showdown.
Arsene Wenger's men have been in excellent form of late, having gone 20 Premier League games without defeat.
Eboue insists confidence is high in the Arsenal camp and is hopeful of knocking out the current European champions and reaching May's final in Rome.
The Ivorian told skysports.com: "We are in great form, we have been unbeaten for a long time and hopefully that will continue.
"To play in my second Champions League semi-final is fantastic. I never dreamed about that in my suburb in Abidjan called Nouveau Quartier Yopougon.
"We will be ready for Manchester. They are a great team, they are the cup holders, they have got some amazing footballers, but we will be ready for them.
"Our defence needs to play well, they are not sound defensively themselves like two months ago, so it will be entertaining.
"The two teams like to play an open game, so let's wait and see. But I think the two semis are dream semis. The best will win, hopefully we will be the best."