Philippe Senderos started his career professionally at Servette in his native Switzerland having come through the youth system at the club. Philippe Senderos needed a handful of appearances in his first season with the first team at Servetteto become a regular at the club.

Senderos scored his first goals for Servette in a win over Luzern in July 2002. The 36-year-old defender scored both goals in a 2-0 victory for Servette at the expense of Luzern. He signed for Premier League giants Arsenal at the end of 2002 but didn’t join up with the North Londoners until the following summer.

Philippe Senderos spent the remainder of the 2002/03 season at Servette despite the agreement reached with the Gunners. Senderos’ father was also his agent and he turned down a move to Spanish La Liga outfit Real Madrid for his son shortly after the agreement with Arsenal. The player and his family made the decision for him to join the Gunners over Real Madrid and he would later say that he made the right decision to snub the 13-time European champions in favour of a move to the Premier League.

Senderos had to wait for a while before making his debut for Arsenal due to a troublesome back injury. Apart from the back injury, he also had a foot injury in his first season with the Gunners. Philippe Senderos was unable to make an appearance for the first team in his debut season in North London. In his absence, the Gunners made history as they went through the season without any defeat on the way to winning the Premier League title. Arsenal have not won any league title since then.Senderos was an unused substitute for Arsenal during the 2004 Community Shield against Manchester United. His debut came against Manchester City in the League Cup. He finished his first season at Arsenal with 13 appearances.