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.