Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka has revealed why he left Arsenal after just two seasons in the Premier League.
Anelka joined Real Madrid from the Gunners for Ã‚Â£23million in 1999.
He told the News of the World: “When I started the season there was a poll because I had taken the place of Ian Wright.
“I thought the fans really wanted it to be me and were pleased with me. But seeing the result in the papers and on TV hit me hard because I had done things for nothing.
“I thought ‘So that’s how it is. This is how you thank me. Okay now you watch what is going to happen. I am going to play, score my goals and just when you are saying Anelka, Anelka that’s when I’m going to leave.’
“And that is exactly what I did because I was furious with them.”
[Source: News of the World]
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