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Top 5 Players who have played for Both Manchester City and Arsenal

Check out the Players who have played for both Manchester City and Arsenal. The rivalry between Manchester City and Arsenal endures despite their divergent recent success.

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Last updated: 24.04.2023
Players who have played for both manchester city and arsenal

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One of the most heated rivalries in English football has existed for many years between Manchester City and Arsenal. With countless medals between them, both clubs are among the most successful in English football and have a lengthy history. They will face each other which could be the potential title decider.

 

Manchester City has become a dominant force in English football in recent years, winning four Premier League championships in the past ten years. Arsenal, on the other hand, has found it difficult to keep up with the pace set by its competitors; the team hasn't won the league championship since the 2003–04 campaign. The rivalry between Manchester City and Arsenal endures despite their divergent recent success. The fans of each side are anxious to see their team win, therefore games between the two are always tightly contested. The fact that both teams have a history of acquiring players from one another adds feeds the rivalry. 

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Keeping that in mind, we take a look a the top players who played for both sides in the past:

 

  • Emmanuel Adebayor - From 2006 until 2009, the Togolese striker made 142 appearances for Arsenal, scoring 62 goals. Later, in 2009, he relocated to Manchester City, where he spent the following two seasons, playing 44 times and scoring 19 goals.

 

  • Patrick Vieira - In 2010, the former captain of Arsenal transferred to Manchester City, where he played for one season, appearing in 28 games. Vieira made 406 games and 33 goals while playing for Arsenal between 1996 and 2005.

 

  • Kolo Toure - The Ivorian defender made 326 appearances and 14 goals while playing for Arsenal between 2002 and 2009. Later, in 2009, he relocated to Manchester City, where he spent four seasons playing, making 102 appearances, and tallying two goals.

 

  • Bacary Sagna - From 2007 until 2014, the French right-back made 284 appearances and scored five goals while playing for Arsenal. Later, in 2014, he relocated to Manchester City, where he spent three seasons and 86 appearances there.

 

  • Samir Nasri - From 2008 to 2011, the French midfielder made 86 appearances and scored 18 goals while playing for Arsenal. Later, in 2011, he relocated to Manchester City, where he played for four seasons, appearing in 129 games and tallying 27 goals.

 

 

Player

Club

Appearances

Goals

Assists

Emmanuel Adebayor

Arsenal

142

62

24

Emmanuel Adebayor

Manchester City

44

19

9

Patrick Vieira

Arsenal

406

33

40

Patrick Vieira

Manchester City

28

0

1

Kolo Toure

Arsenal

326

14

2

Kolo Toure

Manchester City

102

2

3

Bacary Sagna

Arsenal

284

5

28

Bacary Sagna

Manchester City

86

1

6

Samir Nasri

Arsenal

86

18

23

Samir Nasri

Manchester City

129

27

25

 

 

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