10 Players Who Played For Both Arsenal And Tottenham Hotspur

3. William Gallas

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Arsenal 2006-2010 (Apps 101)

Tottenham 2010-2013 (Apps 61)

Gallas joined the Gunners in 2006 as part of a swap deal with Chelsea involving Ashley Cole. He earned the honors of regularly captaining Arsenal’s first team while he was there and being named to the PFA Team of the Year in 2006.

However, unrealistic wage demands reportedly ended his chances of a new deal at the Emirates and as payback, Gallas shuffled up the road to Tottenham, whom he also captained and where he stayed for three years before relocating to Australia.

In this process, he ended up playing for all 3 big London clubs; Arsenal, Chelsea, and Tottenham.

2. Sol Campbell

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Tottenham 1992-2001 (Apps 315)

Arsenal 2001- 2006 (Apps 197)

Sol Campbell made his professional debut with Tottenham Hotspur in 1992, and between that moment and the summer of 2001, he was a club favorite and a consistent feature in Tottenham’s defensive structure.

He played over 300 times for the club before his 27th birthday, won the League Cup in 1999, and represented England at three consecutive international tournaments. However, despite an offer to make him Spurs’ highest-ever earner Campbell did the unthinkable and signed for Arsenal on a free transfer.

His defection to Arsenal, and the manner in which he left, created a largely unprecedented degree of animosity from Tottenham supporters, who to this day still refer to him as “Judas”.

1. Pat Jennings

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Tottenham 1964-77 (Apps 590)

Arsenal 1977-85 (Apps 327)

Jennings is arguably the greatest of the players who played for both Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. He is regarded as a legend at both clubs, probably the only player to be really accepted after the switch.

He appeared 591 times for Spurs, seeing them through to an FA Cup title in 1967, League Cup titles in 1971 and 1973, and a UEFA Cup title in 1972. In 1973, he was named the Football Writers’ Association’s Footballer of the Year and the PFA’s Footballer of the Year in 1976.

Then he moved to Arsenal thinking that his career was surely almost over, but ended up staying for a full eight seasons with Arsenal, joining them in three FA Cup finals.

When he finally neared retirement, he rejoined Tottenham once again, only to play a mere five matches on their reserve squad to maintain his form for the 1986 World Cup.

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