John Spicer
John Spicer

John Spicer

John Spicer did not make the grade at Arsenal but forged a healthy career for himself in the Football League.

The midfielder broke through the youth ranks at London Colney before making his one and only first-team appearance in the Carling Cup against Rotherham in October 2003.


Name John Spicer
Arsenal Career 2000 - 2004
Position: Striker
Appearances 1 (0 starts, 1 as a sub)
Goals 0

Cesc Fabregas also made his debut on that night as Arsenal went through on penalties but Spicer struggled to stay in Arsene Wenger's plans.

The Romford-born midfielder turned a successful loan spell with Bournemouth into a permanent move in 2004 before earning himself a switch to Championship side Burnley, where he made almost 80 appearances.

Spicer later featured for Doncaster, Leyton Orient and Notts County.