Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal: 12 players who have played for both clubs

Viv Anderson had successful spells at both Sheffield Wednesday and Arsenal
Viv Anderson had successful spells at both Sheffield Wednesday and Arsenal
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These are the 12 footballers who have played for both Sheffield Wednesday and Arsenal...

Francis Jeffers

Arsene Wenger signed the teenage striker from Everton for £8 million in 2001.

Jeffers turned out to be one of Wenger's poorest signings during his time at Arsenal, and he made just 22 appearances in three years at the club.

After spells with a number of other clubs Jeffers joined the Owls in 2007 for £700,000. He scored just five goals in 54 appearances before moving to Newcastle Jets.

Viv Anderson

Lee Chapman enjoyed a fruitful spell at Hillsborough in the 1980s

Lee Chapman enjoyed a fruitful spell at Hillsborough in the 1980s

The England international central defender had successful spells with both clubs.

He made 70 appearances for the Owls between 1991 and 1993 scoring 8 goals.

Anderson played 120 times for Arsenal between 1984 and 1987, scoring 9 times.

Wilf Rostron

Brian Marwood in his Wednesday days

Brian Marwood in his Wednesday days

The diminutive full-back spent the bulk of his career at Watford, but is also one of only two players to have played for both Sheffield clubs and the Gunners.

He started his professional career at Highbury scoring twice in 17 appearances between 1973 and 1977.

After 10 years at Vicarage Road he had a very brief spell at Hillsborough, playing seven times for the Owls in 1989, before crossing the city to join Sheffield United.

Siggi Jonsson

The Icelandic midfielder joined the Owls from IA Akranes in 1984 and went on to play 67 times for the club until he was bought by Arsenal in 1989 for £475,000.

His time at the Gunners was marred by injury and he made just eight appearances for the club, scoring once.

Lee Chapman

The journeyman striker had a successful spell at Hillsborough between 1984 and 1988, scoring 63 goals for the club in 149 games.

The target man had previously spent a season playing for Arsenal scoring four times in 23 appearances.

Brian Marwood

The former PFA chairman is one of only two players - the other being Wilf Rostron - to have played for both Sheffield clubs and Arsenal.

The nippy winger joined the Owls from Hull City in 1984 for £115,000.

In his four years at Hillsborough Marwood scored 27 goals in 128 appearances.

Gunners boss George Graham signed him from Wednesday in 1988 for £800,000. He scored 16 times in 56 games for Arsenal.

Brian Hornsby

The midfielder started his professional career at Arsenal in the early 1970s and went on to play 26 times for the club, scoring six goals.

He then spent two years at Shrewsbury before moving to Hillsborough in 1978.

Then Owls manager Jack Charlton had been tracking Hornsby for some time and he finally got his man.

Just before Hornsby's move to Sheffield. Charlton was giving his pre-match team talk and midway through turned to Wednesday midfielder Jeff Johnson and said, “You’re up against the lad Hornsby, he's a very skilful player … I’m buying him to replace you.”

Hornsby went on to score 25 goals for Wednesday in 106 appearances.

George Hunt

The South Yorkshire born centre forward started his career at Chesterfield in 1929, and went on to play for Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Bolton Wanderers and Sheffield Wednesday.

He won a League Winners' medal with the Gunners in 1938.

George Drury

The forward started his career at Hillsborough, making his debut in 1936 and going on to score nine goals in 49 appearances for the Owls,

He signed for Arsenal in 1938, and won a League Winners' medal in his first season at Highbury.

Frank Bradshaw

Sheffielder Bradshaw started his career at Wednesday in 1904 and ended his playing days at Arsenal in 1923.

He also picked up three England caps.

James Maxwell

The Scotsman joined the Owls as a teenager in 1907 and moved to Arsenal 14 months later.

He was later killed while serving with the Royal Scots Guards during World War One.

Bill Gooing

The Penistone-born centre forward started his career at the Owls in 1895.

He played just three times for Wednesday, and after a spell at Chesterfield, he went on to score 45 goals in 94 appearances for Arsenal.

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