Ex-Arsenal, Chelsea Striker Anelka Free To Play In England

Nicolas Anelka is free to resume playing professionally in England after completing an educational course.

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The French striker was banned from English football after performing an assumed racial gesture – the quenelle – after scoring for West Bromwich Albion against West Ham United in December 2013.

Anelka was handed a five-match ban, fined £80,000, and ordered to undertake the education course which he has now completed back in England.

The 35-year old former Arsenal, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City, Shanghai Shenhua and Chelsea attacker served his ban before linking up with Mumbai City FC for the inaugural Indian Super League late last year but is now eligible to play in the UK again provided any clubs are interested.

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