10 players who have played for both Arsenal and Chelsea as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain crosses the rivalry

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is the latest person to cross the Arsenal-Chelsea divide - here are 10 other players who have played on both sides of the heated rivalry.

Aditya Devavrat
by Aditya Devavrat
28th August 2017

article:28th August 2017

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has become the latest player to cross the London divide between Arsenal and Chelsea, as the England winger has left the Gunners for the reigning Premier League champions for a reported transfer fee of £35million.

While it’s not one of England’s traditional derbies, the rivalry between the two has been one of the Premier League’s fiercest over the last decade.


Given the enmity between the two sides, it’s hard to imagine any player turning out for both sides during their career, but it’s actually happened fairly often – 24 players have worn both Arsenal red and white and Chelsea blue.

Ashley Cole’s move from Arsenal to Chelsea in 2006 remains one of the most controversial transfers in Premier League history, while Arsenal fans have not forgiven former hero Cesc Fabregas for choosing to join Chelsea when he left Barcelona in 2014.

See eight other players to have played for both London teams in our gallery above.

Where will Oxlade-Chamberlain rank among the most hated figures in this rivalry?


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10 players who have played for both Arsenal and Chelsea as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain crosses the divide

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is the latest person to cross the Arsenal-Chelsea divide - here are 10 other players who have played on both sides of the heated rivalry.

Ashley Cole moved from Arsenal to Chelsea in one of the most controversial transfers in history.

Ashley Cole moved from Arsenal to Chelsea in one of the most controversial transfers in history.

Cesc Fabregas' decision to join Chelsea from Barcelona left Arsenal fans furious.

Cesc Fabregas' decision to join Chelsea from Barcelona left Arsenal fans furious.

Nicolas Anelka's well-travelled career took in stops at both Arsenal and Chelsea.

Nicolas Anelka's well-travelled career took in stops at both Arsenal and Chelsea.

Petr Cech was the last player to switch directly between Arsenal and Chelsea.

Petr Cech was the last player to switch directly between Arsenal and Chelsea.

William Gallas was part of the acrimonious Cole transfer, going the other way in the deal.

William Gallas was part of the acrimonious Cole transfer, going the other way in the deal.

Chelsea sold Lassana Diarra to Arsenal in 2007.

Chelsea sold Lassana Diarra to Arsenal in 2007.

Emmanuel Petit had the same path as Fabregas: Arsenal to Barcelona to Chelsea.

Emmanuel Petit had the same path as Fabregas: Arsenal to Barcelona to Chelsea.

Chelsea actually loaned Yossi Benayoun to Arsenal in 2011.

Chelsea actually loaned Yossi Benayoun to Arsenal in 2011.

David Rocastle was a beloved figure for Arsenal fans, but he also played for Chelsea.

David Rocastle was a beloved figure for Arsenal fans, but he also played for Chelsea.

George Graham played for both sides before becoming a legendary Arsenal manager.

George Graham played for both sides before becoming a legendary Arsenal manager.