Anelka, 34, sparked a media storm on Saturday when he celebrated the first of his two goals in the 3-3 Premier League draw at West Ham United by putting one arm across his chest and straightening the other.

The gesture, popularised by French comedian Dieudonne, has been described by critics in France as an anti-Semitic 'inverted Nazi salute', but Anelka has insisted that it was merely "a dedication" to the comic.

He also insisted that he was "neither anti-Semite nor racist".

With England's Football Association having launched an investigation into the matter, West Brom subsequently announced that Anelka had agreed not to repeat the gesture.

However, West Brom said that the former France international would "remain under consideration for first-team selection" until both the club and the FA had completed their investigations.

Under new anti-discrimination rules introduced last May, Anelka faces a minimum five-match ban if the FA decides that he is guilty of discrimination.