Crossing the divide: players who have represented Arsenal and Tottenham

20 August 2010 11:42
Wiliam GallasThe former Chelsea defender is set to join Tottenham after being released by Arsenal at the end of last season. Gallas, 33, took the No 10 shirt previously worn by the retired Dennis Bergkamp and a year after his arrival the Frenchman was confirmed as captain.

Arsenal 2006-2010: Appearances 101 (17 goals).

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Rohan RickettsA winger released by Arsène Wenger and dispatched to Tottenham. Only played once for the Gunners - and that was in the League Cup. Established himself for a short spell but left in 2005 and after spells in Canada and Hungary is now in Moldova.

Arsenal 2001-2002: Appearances 1 (0).

Tottenham 2002-2005: Appearances 36 (1).


Sol Campbell Not the most popular move. In 2001, after a 315-game, nine-year reign in which he captained Spurs to success in the 1999 League Cup, Campbell saw out his contract and moved to Highbury. He later played for Portsmouth before returning to Arsenal for a brief spell last season.

Tottenham 1992-2001: Appearances 315 (15)

Arsenal 2001-06: Appearances 197, goals 11 2010: Appearances 10 (0).


Pat Jennings Jennings was a legend at both clubs, probably the only player to be really accepted after the switch. Keith Burkinshaw allowed the Northern Irishman to leave at the age of 33 but he played on for another eight years at Highbury and featured in three FA Cup finals.

Tottenham 1964-77: Appearances 590 (1)

Arsenal 1977-85: Appearances 327 (0)


Willie YoungThe Scot, known as 'Big Willie', joined Arsenal after two seasons with Spurs, signed by Terry Neill for a second time, and he went on to become a regular Arsenal central defender for four seasons.

Tottenham 1975-77: Appearances 64 (4)

Arsenal 1977-81: Appearances 237 (19)


Steve WalfordAnother player signed by Terry Neill, in 1977, after just two appearances at Spurs. The defender, who cost £25,000, stayed for four years at Highbury and totalled 98 games before joining Norwich for £175,000.

Tottenham 1975-77: Appearances 2 (1)

Arsenal 1977-81: Appearances 98 (4)


Jimmy RobertsonThe Flying Scotsman secured cult status by scoring the first goal in Tottenham's 1967 FA Cup Final defeat of Chelsea. The fans loved him but he crossed London before being exchanged for David Jenkins in 1968.

Tottenham 1963-68: Appearances 157 (25)

Arsenal 1968-81: Appearances 46 (7)


David Jenkins A bit-part player at both clubs, the winger spent five years at Arsenal but played just 25 times. He then switched to Spurs in 1968 in exchange for Robertson but was never accepted.

Arsenal 1963-68: Appearances 25 (9)

Tottenham 1968-70: Appearances 17 (2)


Laurie Brown Made his name at Northampton as a forward before joining Arsenal in August 1961 and converting to centre half. He joined Spurs in Feb 1964, for a fee of £40,000. His first match for Spurs was in a 3-1 win against Arsenal.

Arsenal 1961-64: Appearances 109 (2)

Tottenham 1964-66: Appearances 65 (3)


Freddie Cox With a Spurs career that spanned the Second World War, Cox boasted similar records for both clubs. Spent four seasons playing for Spurs before Arsenal signed him for a modest £12,000.

Tottenham 1938-49: Appearances 105 (18)

Arsenal 1949-53: Appearances 94 (16)


George HuntA prolific striker who scored 138 goals in 198 Tottenham appearances and was top scorer at the club five seasons in a row. In 1937 he became the first player to move from Spurs to Arsenal since Highbury opened in 1913, replacing injured legend Ted Drake.

Tottenham 1930-37: Appearances 198 (138)

Arsenal 1937-38: Appearances 21 (3)


Jimmy Brain Arsenal's fifth-highest goalscorer ever and the first to score 100 goals for the club. Brain scored on his debut - the 1-0 win against Spurs in 1924 - then claimed 139 goals in 232 appearances including 39 in the 1925-26 season. He was sold to Spurs in 1932.

Arsenal 1924-32: Appearances 232 (139)

Tottenham 1932-35: Appearances 47 (10)

Source: Telegraph