Anelka admits Gunners error

03 June 2008 11:06
Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka has admitted that he made a mistake in leaving Arsenal earlier on in his career. The 29-year-old France international left the Gunners in the summer of 1999 to join Real Madrid and has since struggled to settle with a number of clubs, including Paris St Germain, Liverpool, Manchester City and Fenerbahce. Anelka commented: "Everyone makes mistakes in life and I can say that I made one in leaving Arsenal. "That is because things have gone badly for me since then, but I could not know what the future held in store for me. "I could have spent my entire career at Arsenal. I took decisions thinking I was doing the right thing. "If I had my time again I would do things differently. I made my decisions thinking they were the right ones at the time. "My life has not gone as I imagined it would. There have been highs and lows and I have experienced things I did not want to." Anelka's latest move saw him join the Blues from Bolton Wanderers in January, but he has scored just twice in 24 appearances for Chelsea to date.

Source: ESA