Arsenal have been linked with a transfer for former Tottenham defender Serge Aurier – however not many have played for both north London golf equipment.
That’s most likely not a shock contemplating the heated rivalry between the golf equipment. With passions operating excessive every time the 2 face one another, not many footballers have been courageous sufficient to affiliate with both Arsenal and Tottenham.
Aurier is a free agent after being launched by Spurs on the finish of the switch window, and is reportedly open to staying native and signing for the Gunners.
We’ve recognized the five players to have crossed the north London divide throughout the Premier League period and how they fared.
Everybody remembers this one.
It was widespread information that Campbell can be leaving Tottenham in 2001 however no person foresaw his transfer to Highbury. Journalists who’d assembled to see the disclosing of Richard Wright have been gobsmacked to see the England worldwide stroll out as an alternative.
Campbell went on to be very profitable at Arsenal. Spurs followers detest his soul to this very day.
Arsene Wenger signing Sol Campbell from Tottenham for free needs to be some of the iconic Premier League moments 😂 pic.twitter.com/cKETAUAYXD
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) October 9, 2019
Arsenal followers may tolerate Gallas’ hot-headed nature whereas he put in stellar performances in defence. But shifting to Tottenham was a step too far.
Gallas was most likely attempting to bait the Arsenal board, who failed to supply him a brand new contract in 2010. It labored. The France worldwide helped Spurs attain the quarter-finals of the 2011 Champions League – one spherical additional than the Gunners.
Yes, it by no means actually labored for Bentley at White Hart Lane. Signed from Blackburn for a price of £15million, the winger struggled to adapt his sport and his days have been numbered after soaking Harry Redknapp reside on Sky Sports.
But Bentley was as soon as considered David Beckham’s successor within the England staff – and with good motive. He first caught the attention at Arsenal however did not make a full breakthrough into Arsene Wenger’s invincibles staff.
It was solely when Bentley moved to Blackburn that he really flourished – however his most iconic objective remains to be that ripsnorting volley within the 2008 north London derby.
9. David Bentley v Arsenal, 29 October 2008. pic.twitter.com/uUvOjh4EYu
— Ethan (@EthanCOYS) August 14, 2018
Adebayor liked scoring in opposition to Tottenham throughout his Arsenal days – who may neglect his glorious brace in September 2007 – however he nicely and really burnt his bridges with Gunners followers following that celebration as a Manchester City participant.
Seemingly residing by the motto ‘in for a penny, in for a pound’, the Togo striker then moved to Spurs in 2011 the place some glorious goalscoring streaks meant the unique mortgage deal turned a everlasting one.
Sadly, Adebayor’s remaining time at White Hart Lane was marked by dedication points and inconsistencies and he was launched in 2015. Still, having played on both sides of the divide, just one participant has managed extra targets in Premier League North London derbies…
READ: Can you identify the highest 11 goalscorers in PL North London derbies?
Ricketts began out at Arsenal, the place he received the FA Youth Cup in 2000 and 2001, however solely made one look for the primary staff in a League Cup win over Manchester United.
It was nonetheless a shock when the midfielder moved throughout north London in 2002. Ricketts didn’t set up himself within the first-team initially, however turned an everyday throughout the infamously unhealthy 2003-04 season.
After turning into marginalised below Martin Jol, Ricketts joined Championship facet Wolves in 2005.
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