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Seven Footballers Who Have Played For Both Chelsea And Arsenal

Arsenal and Chelsea are two clubs that have made the Premier League popular. Apart from that, the two teams are known to be rivals as both of them reside in London.

One other thing that can be noticed about the two teams is that transfer activities do not occur between them frequently as they happen between other clubs. Interestingly, seven football players have played for both Arsenal and the Blues. Below is a list.

1. Petr Cech

Cech is among the notable players that featured for both The Gunners and Chelsea. After his glorious years at Stamford Bridge, the legendary goalkeeper moved to Arsenal as Thibaut Courtois became more preferred, and Arsenal was ready to offer him more playing time.

2. Fabregas

Another player that has played in Chelsea and Arsenal's squad is Cesc Fabregas. The Spaniard was a fan favorite at Arsenal but had to cut his time at the Emirates Stadium short with a move to Barca. However, he made a second return to England, but it was to play for Chelsea.

3. William Gallas

Former France defender William Gallas also spent time at Chelsea before moving to Arsenal, where he even became more popular. He also played for Tottenham Hotspur, who is another rival of the two clubs.

4. Ashley Cole

Ashley Cole, who spent a lot of time playing for Chelsea, happened to be an Arsenal player before his move to Stamford Bridge. The player's FA Cup success at both clubs makes him the player with the highest number of FA Cup titles.

5. Yossi Benayoun

Yossi Benayoun was part of the fierce team that Rafa Benitez built during his time at Liverpool. But the winger later joined Fernando Torres at Stamford Bridge and played for a couple of years, after which he joined Arsenal.

6. Willian

After seven years of playing for the Blues, Willian surprisingly decided to join Arsenal. However, much was not seen from the player while at the Emirates Stadium, and he is back playing in Brazil.

7. David Luiz

Flamengo's defender David Luiz is also among the players that have played in a Chelsea and Arsenal jersey. Luiz remains a fan favorite at Chelsea as many supporters fell in love with his no-nonsense style of defending.

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