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Played for both: Five PL era names at Arsenal and Everton

| 24.10.2015

Holly Thackeray | October 22nd

Which stars have both Arsenal and Everton on their CV?

As Arsenal (odds-on 4/11 match favourites) await Everton (13/2) in what could be a stupendous Saturday Night Football clash for these two top teams, Coral writers take a stroll down memory lane to bring you the cream of the crop to have turned out for both in the Premier League era.

Who, then, has donned the red and white striped socks of the Gunners plus Everton blue?

Mikel Arteta

Amazingly still uncapped for Spain at age 33, versatile midfield anchorman Arteta enjoyed his first taste of Premier League football with Everton in 2005 and has since carved out an impressive career in England.

The Basque-born former Barcelona trainee has been somewhat shunned in his homeland, but found a home on British shores, spending almost seven seasons at Goodison Park. His organisation and leadership qualities saw the schemer prove influential, before Arsene Wenger spied his potential.

Now Gunners captain, creative plotter Arteta helped Arsenal lift the FA Cup in 2014, which was then the club’s first serious silverware in nine years.

Here, re-watch the silky Spaniard’s scorching strike against Manchester City:

Kevin Campbell

Not the most famous Campbell to have played in north London, this Arsenal academy product grabbed 22 goals in three Premier League seasons for his hometown team.

A deft finisher on his day, powerful Campbell was a tad underrated with the Gunners due to the headline grabbing goals of Ian Wright, but lifted an FA and League Cup double with the club in 1992/93.

A cult hero for Everton, however, the uncapped Englishman was Toffees top scorer for three terms on the trot between 1999-2001.

Francis Jeffers

Joint-highest all-time top scorer for the England Under-21’s, Liverpool-born Jeffers appeared to have the world at his feet, but flattered to deceive.

After leaving boyhood club Everton in 2001, Three Lions senior cap Jeffers flopped following an expensive £8m transfer to Arsenal.

Despite receiving two FA Cup winners medals with the Gunners, Jeffers netted just four league goals in two terms and was promptly shipped back to the Toffees on loan, where he failed to reignite his once promising career.

Watch Jeffers’ one and only goal for England during fellow former Evertonian Wayne Rooney’s debut:

Martin Keown

Decorated defender Keown is another Arsenal academy product to have also taken his tough tackling technique to Goodison Park for a time.

Turfed out of Highbury by George Graham, formidable rearguard warrior Keown spent three seasons each at Aston Villa and Everton before returning to the Gunners in 1993.

Keown would eventually form an almost unbreachable partnership with Tony Adams, and become a crucial component in Arsenal’s famous ‘Invincibles’ side, grabbing three FA Cups and three Premier League titles along the way.

Relive Keown’s infamous showdown with foe Ruud van Nistelrooy:

Philippe Senderos

Much-maligned Switzerland centre back Senderos is now at Aston Villa, but has graced the Premier League before with both the Gunners and Toffees, plus Fulham.

Error-prone Senderos arrived at Arsenal as a teenager and went on to experience the high of an FA Cup final victory over Manchester United in 2005, before falling out of favour with Wenger.

Farmed out on loan to first AC Milan and then the Toffees, for whom he made just three Premier League appearances, Senderos exited the Emirates on a free transfer in 2010.


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Holly Thackeray

Holly is a member of the content team, and can often be found on the sports desk writing about favourite topics Serie A and East Asian footballing nations. A recent darts convert, she is also a fully-fledged member of Barney's Army and a proud Leeds-born Manchester United fan.