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Nicolas Anelka's Feature-Length Documentary Finally Arrives On Netflix

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Nicolas Anelka's Feature-Length Documentary Finally Arrives On Netflix

Nicolas Anelka's controversial legacy has been subject to an in-depth Netflix documentary that is now available on the streaming platform.

The former Arsenal and Chelsea striker, who also played for Manchester City, Bolton Wanderers and West Brom during a number of fascinating spells in England, has also played in France, Spain, Italy, Turkey, China and India throughout his career.

And the 41-year-old's exploits will be under the microscope in this feature-length, two-hour documentary featuring interviews from those who knew him best.

Check out the trailer for 'Anelka: Misunderstood' below. This is going to be good!

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Anelka will discuss his childhood, faith, his experience at the Real Madrid, his troubled history with the French coaches and his banning from the World Cup in South Africa, among other things.

From the likes of Thierry Henry and Arsene Wenger to Patrice Evra, Paul Pogba and Robert Pires - some of the most well-known French personalities in football will give their thoughts on Anelka, who was no stranger to controversy during his career.

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One man who probably won't feature on the documentary is former Chelsea boss Phil Scolari, who believes Anelka was the reason behind his sacking.

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Scolari came to the Premier League in 2008, just two years after he turned down the England job, but his tenure lasted just seven months when he was sacked in the February of his first season.

A lack of English was often blamed for his eventual sacking but speaking to ESPN Brazil, the former Brazil manager reckoned it was an argument with Nicolas Anelka that sealed his fate, saying:

"I had Anelka playing up front. Nine. Top scorer in the league." Scolari said.

"The players return, I make a meeting, and in the meeting I say: 'Look, now that the players have all returned, Drogba is back after two months, we will try to work a situation involving the two attackers playing one by the side, one in the centre, changing positions.'

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"Then Anelka, the league's top scorer, said: 'I do not play on the wing.' Well, that's when I said, 'You don't play on the wing, one's going to be on the left, it's over, I'm not going to stay here arguing with you guys.' And there began a series of other things."

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Let us know if you'll be watching Anelka's documentary. It's sure to be a cracker!

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Nicolas Anelka, Football News, Football, Netflix

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