A commanding figure as a youngster in the middle of the Tottenham Youth team, Mark Arber didn't make the senior sides at the club, but the son of a former Layton Orient player and Spurs youth coach Bobby, did go on to have a long career with clubs in the Football League.
Mark was a central defender who liked to play a bit of football and looked as though he might come through the ranks to make it at Tottenham, but his time at White Hart Lane was one when there was strength in the middle of the back four and Spurs let him go out on loan to Barnet and eventually released him in 1998 to join the Bees.
Was a mainstay of the Barnet defence for four years before moving on to Peterborough United and then after a couple of years at the Posh, Mark joined Oldham Athletic for one season.
Returning to London Road, Arber settled into the side and that spell with Peterborough lasted another two years before he was loaned out to Dagenham and Redbridge and was part of the side that helped them into the Football League, winning the Conference title. Back at Peterborough, he was no longer secure of a first team place, he took the step of signing for Stevenage Borough on a one year contract, but in the middle of that, he went on another loan spell at Dagenham and Redbridge. This ended in Mark signing permanently for the Essex club and he was made captain of the side, leading them to victory in the Play-off final of 2008-09 to take the Daggers into League One.
When called into the squad for the South Africa national team for two qualifying matches, he hoped that he might be part of the 2010 World Cup finals, but his hopes were shattered when he was told he did not qualify to play for the country of his birth.
After being released by Dagenham & Redbridge in 2012, Mark joined Dartford and then moved in the summer of 2013 to become player coach of Corby Town, while coaching at Arsenal's academy. Having revealed on Twitter that he had some money on a player signing for Arsenal in the transfer window and that he had won at 14-1, the club investigated this betting, which is not allowed under FA rules.