Nicholas Anelka started his professional football career at Paris Saint Germain (PSG) before he left French football to sign for Premier League side Arsenal. At Arsenal, the Frenchman became a regular in the starting XI. In his second season with the Gunners, Nicholas Anelka won the PFA Young Player of the Year award.

North London giants Arsenal made a big transfer coup with the signing of Frenchman Nicolas Anelka for a transfer fee of £500,000. The striker signed for the Gunners in February 1997 thanks to the influence of compatriot Arsene Wenger who had been appointed as the Arsenal manager a few months earlier.

Ex-Bolton Wanderers and Manchester City striker Nicholas Anelka believes that compatriot KylianMbappe will leave French Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint Germain (PSG) to sign for Real Madrid in the Spanish league. In a report via Spanish publication MundoDeportivo, Nicholas Anelka said that Mbappe would have signed a new contract by now if he wanted to stay at PSG beyond his present contract.

The logical explanation from Nicholas Anelka is that Frenchman Mbappe has less than six months on his current deal with the PSG and that players who run down their contracts want to leave.

Legendary Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was on the Wrighty’sHouse Podcast recently and he was asked about Nicholas Anelka and Thierry Henry by Gunners legend Ian Wright.Ex-Arsenal striker Wright was a key player for the North London club at the start of the Wenger managerial era and he played his part in the Premier League title win at the end of the 1997/98 season. Wright was the all-time leading goalscorer in the Gunners’ history before his record was broken by Frenchman Henry.

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Former Chelsea and Arsenal striker Nicholas Anelka has stated that Kylian Mbappe is the main man in the Paris Saint Germain (PSG) and that new signing Lionel Messi must respect him.

Ex-Arsenal, Manchester City and Real Madrid striker Nicholas Anelka made his debut for the French senior national team in a goalless draw with Sweden on April 22, 1998 and he went on to score 14 goals in 69 games for his country.

Nicholas Anelka missed out on the World Cup squad for France at the 1998 edition on home soil. The Frenchman was absent as his country won the FIFA World Cup tournament for the first time in history. He became a regular in the France squad during the qualifiers for Euro 2000. Anelka scored the opener as France beat Russia 3-2 on the occasion of his first start. He also found the back of the net twice as France beat hosts England 2-0 at the Wembley Stadium in February 1999.

With Chelsea reportedly interested in signing Erling Haaland from German Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund this summer, there is now a huge doubt over the future of German striker Timo Werner at Stamford Bridge. Werner was largely criticized for his form last season and became largely scrutinized for his lack of consistency in producing quality performances in a Blues shirt and his transfer fee became questioned by fans, former footballers, and pundits.

Frenchman Nicholas Anelka had more than an eventful career for a footballer from his incredible talent to the several transfers and finally the numerous controversies. The striker was always a hit with the press during his playing days.

A lot of Premier League fans will remember Nicholas Anelka as a teenager who burst onto the scene at Arsenal and was instrumental to the Gunners team that won the double namely the Premier League title and the FA Cup title at the end of the 1997/98 campaign. Some others will remember him for spearheading the Chelsea attack for four years alongside club legend Didier Drogba.The retired attacker will also be remembered for the controversial quenelle gesture he made at West Brom.

Luiz Felipe Scolari has blamed two players for his dismissal at Chelsea in an exclusive interview with Green and Yellow Football.

The Brazilian tactician shed some light on his brief spell as the Chelsea manager between 2008 and 2009. Scolari was named the Blues boss in the summer of 2008 as a replacement for Israeli manager Avram Grant who had led the club to the 2008 Champions League final.


Grant and Chelsea ended the 2008 Champions League final on the losing side
as Manchester United won their third title in the competition. The two English teams met during the 2008 Champions League final and it was the Red Devils who triumphed on penalties after the two clubs settled for a 1-1 draw after extra time.

Former Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka has revealed that he is left surprised at how quickly the Blues have managed to adapt to the playing style of German manager Thomas Tuchel, while also admitting that he never thought they could have so much flexibility in their adaptability.

Chelsea are currently one of the best and hottest teams in the world and have also been touted as one of the teams to beat in the UEFA Champions League so far this season. They have not lost a single game under Tuchel since he took over from former manager Frank Lampard, and they have been tipped to end the season unbeaten if they can maintain their current form.

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