Taarabt is currently on-loan at QPR.
He told the London Evening Standard: "I was going to go to Arsenal and Comolli was there with [Arsene] Wenger.
"The big mistake was to sign for Tottenham and not go to another club when I first came over."
Taarabt, 20, also slammed English football for the prominence of physical, long-ball teams, saying the style of play in the Premier League is not to his liking and he would prefer to forge a career in the more skillful Spanish top flight.
"England is not for me, I think La Liga is the best league for me," he continued.
"[I don't like] how they play in England, I like to play football. I look at teams like Bolton, Stoke or Wolves and say: 'There is just no point for me'. I hate that style of football."