10 Players Who Played For Both Arsenal And Tottenham Hotspur
6. George Hunt
Tottenham 1930-37 (Apps 198)
Arsenal 1937-38 (Apps 21)
An outright Spurs legend, Hunt, was a ball-playing centre-forward whose exciting solo runs made him a popular player but also attracted rough treatment from opposing defenders. He was a prolific striker who scored 138 goals in 198 Tottenham appearances and was the top scorer at the club five seasons in a row.
His goalscoring attracted the attention of rivals Arsenal, who signed him for in 1937. Individually, his time wasn’t great with the Gunners, as he only played 18 league matches, scoring three goals. But he did win the 1937–38 Football League title with Arsenal.
5. Jimmy Robertson
Tottenham 1964-68 (Apps 181)
Arsenal 1968-70 (Apps 59)
Tottenham signed Robertson from St. Mirren in 1964. Right-winger Jimmy Robertson regularly featured for Tottenham for nearly six years before ending up at Arsenal. He made 181 total appearances for Tottenham scoring 31 goals in the process, including one crucial goal in Tottenham’s 1967 FA Cup final victory over Chelsea.
His career with Arsenal wasn’t quite as successful as it was with Spurs staying for only 18 months before moving on to Ipswich Town. He appeared 59 times for Arsenal, scoring eight times in that period.
4. Willie Young
Tottenham 1975-77 (Apps 64)
Arsenal 1977-81 (Apps 237)
Centre-back William Young signed for Tottenham Hotspur in 1975 at the age of 23. For two seasons, he played a primary role in Tottenham’s defensive line, appearing 54 times before switching to Spurs’ local rivals Arsenal.
He helped Arsenal reach three consecutive FA Cup finals, winning one against Manchester United in 1979. Young was also a runner-up in the 1980 European Cup Winners’ Cup Final. In 1981, he left Gunners to join Nottingham Forest.