By Joe Brewin

Arsène Wenger does not think that Nicolas Anelka’s future lies in England.

The Chelsea striker, along with centre-back Alex, had a transfer request accepted by the Blues last week to all but seal their exits from Stamford Bridge.

Anelka played under Wenger for two years at Arsenal between 1997 and 1999, and his former manager believes his compatriot will leave the Premier League.

“You can expect a move but not within England from what I have heard,” said Wenger.

“I can’t reveal to you what I know because it is not 100 per cent guaranteed.”

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