David Rocastle made a name for himself at Arsenal and took a central role in the Championship winning sides of 1989 and 1991.
He gained international recognition for England gaining 14 caps. After 218 league games for Arsenal, he was surprisingly transferred to Leeds in July 1992 for £2million.
Injuries affected his spell in Yorkshire and he made just 25 league appearances for Leeds. He was exchanged for David White of Manchester City but quickly returned (after 21 matches) to England with a transfer to Chelsea. Injuries limited his opportunities at Stamford Bridge and at the end of the 1996/97 season, he had made only 29 games for the Blues.
Nicknamed ‘Rocky’ by team-mates and supporters, Rocastle is considered an Arsenal legend and one of the best players to have worn the famous red and white.
The videos below certainly show why he was held in such high regard, not only as a player, but as a person.