Former Arsenal striker Nicolas Anelka is set to get his very own two-hour Netflix documentary that we all know is going to be brilliant.
The Frenchman arrived at Arsenal when he was just 18 before leaving to join Real Madrid and starting a journey around the world that took him to Liverpool, Paris, Istanbul, London, Bolton, Birmingham, Turin, Shanghai and Mumbai.
Now 40 and retired, his life, as told through insights from players and managers who knew and worked with him, will certainly make for an entertaining documentary as there is no shortage of material to work with from his life.
Variety, the entertainment magazine, writes:
“Anelka” is a documentary about Nicolas Anelka, the controversial former soccer child prodigy. “Anelka” sheds light on the world of professional soccer and draws an intimate portrait of Anelka, discussing his childhood, faith, his experience at the Real Madrid, his troubled history with the French coaches, his banning from the World Cup in South Africa, among other things. The documentary also features testimonies from Paul Pogba, Omar Sy, Patrice Evra, Arsène Wenger, Thierry Henry. “Anelka” is produced by Black Dynamite and Black Mountain LTD.
It is expected to be launched in 2020.
‘Anekla’ is it’s working title at present.