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Best Players to Feature for Both Chelsea and Arsenal

Premier League transfer market closed about two weeks ago. The window saw a lot of impressive transfer but, one of the most interesting was Chelsea’s David Luiz joining their London rivals Arsenal.

We are pretty sure it was a difficult decision to make this step. Today we will introduce you the player that, despite the rivalry, played for both Arsenal and Chelsea.

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Lassana Diarra

Arsenal (2007~2008)
12 games, 0 goals, 0 assists

Chelsea (2005~2007)
31 games, 0 goals, 31 assists

Diarra retired this winter in February. At Chelsea, he was considered the successor of Claude Makélélé and in the 2006/2007 season, he played plenty of games.

However, he moved to Arsenal the following year but he was not blessed with the opportunity to play, so he transferred to Portsmouth the following season.


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Nicolas Anelka

Arsenal (1997~1999)
80 games, 26 goals, 11 assists

Chelsea (2008~2012)
184 games, 59 goals, 38 assists

Anelka joined Arsenal from Paris Saint-Germain when he was just 18. After that, he transferred in several clubs such as Real Madrid and Manchester City and, in 2008, became a Chelsea player. He and his strike partner Didier Drogba wracked up an incredible number of goals during an incredibly successful spell for the club.

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