A number of players and managers have crossed the north London divide between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur over the years. As we approach another North London derby, Arsenal.com takes a walk down memory lane to look at some of those who have made the switch...

Four played for Arsenal before moving to Tottenham:

Jimmy Brain
Arsenal 1924-32 (Apps 232, Goals 139)
Tottenham 1931-35 (Apps 34, Goals 10)
Brain was a prolific striker who lies joint-fifth in the all-time Arsenal goalscorers list.

Laurie Brown
Arsenal 1961-64 (Apps 109, Goals 2)
Tottenham 1964-66 (Apps 65, Goals 3)
Brown was a central defender who signed for Arsenal from Northampton Town and immediately became a first-team regular.

David Jenkins
Arsenal 1966-68 (Apps 25, Goals 9)
Tottenham 1968-70 (Apps 17, Goals 2)
Jenkins was a teenage podigy who came up through the ranks at Highbury as a highly-promising striker before moving to Spurs in exchange for Jimmy Robertson.

Rohan Ricketts
Arsenal 2001-02 (Apps 1, Goals 0)
Tottenham 2002-05 (Apps 36, Goals 2)
Ricketts came up through the youth ranks at Highbury, winning the FA Youth Cup with the Gunners in 2000 and 2001 before moving to White Hart Lane after failing to secure a regular starting berth at Arsenal.

Nine played for Tottenham before moving to Arsenal:

George Hunt
Tottenham 1930-37 (Apps 198, Goals 137)
Arsenal 1937-38 (Apps 21, Goals 3)
Hunt was a ball-playing centre-forward whose exciting solo runs made him a popular player but also attracted rough treatment from opposing defenders.

Freddie Cox
Tottenham 1938-49 (Apps 105, Goals 18)
Arsenal 1949-53 (Apps 94, Goals 16)
Cox was a tricky right-winger who particularly excelled for the Gunners in the FA Cup, scoring the winner against Chelsea in the 1949 Semi Final replay.

Vic Groves
Tottenham 1952-53 (Apps 4, Goals 3)
Arsenal 1955-64 (Apps 201, Goals 37)
Vic joined Arsenal as an inside-forward before switching to the position of wing-half. His career at Highbury was plagued by injury but he was made captain and formed a good attacking partnership with David Herd.

Jimmy Robertson
Tottenham 1964-68 (Apps 181, Goals 31)
Arsenal 1968-70 (Apps 59, Goals 8)
Robertson was a leggy Scottish winger who could operate on both flanks and moved to Highbury in a swap deal with David Jenkins in 1968.

Steve Walford
Tottenham 1975-77 (Apps 1, Goals 1)
Arsenal 1977-81 (Apps 98, Goals 4)
A former England youth international, Walford was a tall central defender who pocketed an FA Cup Winners' medal in 1979.

Willie Young
Tottenham 1975-77 (Apps 64, Goals 4)
Arsenal 1977-81 (Apps 237, Goals 19)
Willie was a strong, uncompromising defender who played in three consecutive FA Cup Finals for Arsenal from 1978.

Pat Jennings
Tottenham 1964-77 (Apps 590, Goals 0)
Arsenal 1977-85 (Apps 327, Goals 0)
A former Football Writers' Association and PFA Player of the Year, Jennings is widely regarded as one of the finest goalkeepers of all time. He played in three consecutive FA Cup Finals for Arsenal from 1978.

Kevin Stead
Tottenham 1976-78 (Apps 14, Goals 0)
Arsenal 1978-79 (Apps 2, Goals 0)
West Ham-born defender Stead, made the fewest number of appearances for the two North London clubs of all those who have made the switch - just 16 in total.

Sol Campbell
Tottenham 1992-2001 (Apps 315, Goals 15)
Arsenal 2001- 2006 (Apps 197, Goals 11)
Campbell came up through the ranks at White Hart Lane before moving to Arsenal in 2001 and won two Premiership titles and two FA Cups in his time at Highbury.

...and four played for and/or managed both Arsenal and Tottenham:

Herbert Chapman
Tottenham amateur player 1905-1907
Arsenal manager 1925-1934
Chapman ended his playing career as an amateur player at Spurs before later establishing himself as one the game's most successful and celebrated mangers of all time at Arsenal.

Joe Hulme
Arsenal player 1926-1938 (Apps 374, Goals 125)
Tottenham manager 1945-1949
Hulme was a pacy right-winger during his playing career and lies joint-eighth in the Gunners' all-time scoring list. He went on to manage Spurs following his retirement from playing, laying the foundations for their Championship-winning side of 1951.

Terry Neill
Tottenham manager 1974-1976
Arsenal manager 1976-1983
Neill managed Spurs before replacing Bertie Mee as manager at Highbury in 1976 to become the youngest manager in the club's history.

George Graham
Arsenal manager 1986-1994
Tottenham manager 1998-2001
Graham is one of Arsenal's most successful mangers of all time, winning two League titles, two League Cups, an FA Cup and the 1994 European Cup Winners' Cup before later moving to Spurs after a spell in charge of Leeds United.

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17 Jan 2007