Lee Hurley

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Writer. Feminist. Dreamer. Gooner. Owner of DailyCannon.com, writing about Arsenal since 2008. Sometimes found in the Guardian, Vice.com & elsewhere talking queer issues, politics & football. If in doubt, assume sarcasm.
Arsenal fans have been increasingly frustrated with the current state of affairs at the club. (Picture source: Justin Tallis / Getty Images)

Arsenal confirm withdrawal and apologise, Super League falls apart, Manchester City, Liverpool out too

The Super League fell apart on Tuesday night as Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool withdrew while there was a resignation at United and players started to speak out, including Hector Bellerin.
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Arsene Wenger: I’m not surprised Super League didn’t last long

Arsene Wenger has said he knew the Super League would fail because they ignored the 'basic principles of sporting merit'.
Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal covers his face with his shirt as he goes off injured Arsenal v Fulham, Premier League, Football, The Emirates Stadium, London, UK - 18 Apr 2021 Photo by Javier Garcia/BPI/Shutterstock

Alexandre Lacazette Arsenal trophy plan takes major blow

Speaking before the news about the European Super League upended the entire season, Alexandre Lacazette said he planned to win a trophy with Arsenal this year
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Owner Stan Kroenke of the Los Angeles Rams looks on prior to a game against the Indianapolis Colts at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Arsenal owner one of the stingiest billionaires in world

Stan Kroenke may be worth a whole heap of money but that doesn’t mean he does anything good with it and in 2018 he was named one of the worst when it comes to charitable giving.
Arsenal fans hold up a banner against Arsenal's majority owner Stan Kroenke during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Everton at the Emirates Stadium in London on May 21, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Justin TALLIS

Episode 284: Arsenal & the Super League: Yes or no?

It has certainly been an interesting week for both Arsenal Football Club, and football as a whole.
Mikel Arteta vs Burnley (Photo by Laurence Griffiths / POOL / AFP)

European Super League: All the developments you need to know (and might have missed)

It has been a whirlwind day, so I thought I'd round up a number of points that probably got lost in amongst all the madness.
BATH, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 13: In this photo illustration, £1 coins are seen with the new £10 note on October 13, 2017 in Bath, England. Currency experts have warned that as the uncertainty surrounding Brexit continues, the value of the British pound, which has remained depressed against the US dollar and the euro since the UK voted to leave in the EU referendum, is likely to fluctuate. (Photo Illustration by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Hate capitalism, not Arsenal: European Super League

There is, naturally, a lot of anger around about the nerve of the 'top' 12 teams, wanting to re-orientate football but it's no surprise.
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Where is the European Super League money coming from?

The formation of the new European Super League will see the founding clubs split €3.5bn between them just for signing up, but where is that money coming from?
Jose Mourinho of Tottenham Hotspur looks on ahead of the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur at Villa Park on February 16, 2020 in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Tottenham sack Jose Mourinho, Bayern Munich coach wants contract terminated

Tottenham Hotspur have sacked Jose Mourinho just hours after a breakaway European Super League was announced while Hansi Flick has told Bayern Munich he wishes to terminate his contract from the end of the season.
MUNICH, GERMANY - OCTOBER 14: Raul Sanllehi (L) and Fernando Gomes (R) are seen during the ECA European Club Association meeting at the Allianz Arena on October 14, 2008 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Thomas Niedermueller/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Arsenal European Super League talks confirmed 3 years ago

Raul Sanllehi confirmed that Arsenal were involved in talks over forming a European Super League back in 2018 despite denials being issued but that it wouldn't be happening anytime soon.
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 29: Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke on the sidelines before playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 29, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)

What lies at the heart of the European Super League

It's frustrating to read only people who 'hate' football could come up with a plan as heinous at the European Super League when it's much more simple than that.
March 31, 2021, Kiev, Ukraine: Ukraine s Roman Yaremchuk reacts during the World Cup 2022 group D qualifying football match between Ukraine and Kazakhstan at the Olimpiyskiy stadium. Kiev Ukraine - Copyright: Anatolii Stepanov

25-year-old 18-goal striker catches Arsenal’s eye

According to Het Laatste Nieuws, Arsenal are interested in FAA Gent's striker, Roman Yaremchuk.

Arsene Wenger’s final Arsenal prediction comes true

Arsene Wenger said we would soon see a European Super League usurping weekend domestic football in his final Mystic Weg prediction before he called it a day as Arsenal manager.
European Super League money

Moving Arsenal from London: Stan Kroneke and the European Super League dream

The European Super League is coming and, if Stan Kroneke gets his way, it could be the end of football as we know it with Arsenal going truly global

14 Arsenal goals in 2 wins and 1 draw this weekend

Arsenal's teams played three matches this weekend and while we all bored ourselves stupid, the women and u18s were putting on a show.
London, England, 18th April 2021. Referee Craig Pawson talks to Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture credit: David Klein / Sportimage

VAR and Fulham hold Arsenal to 1-1 draw

Despite having the ball in the back of the net three times, Arsenal could only draw 1-1 with Fulham thanks to a dodgy penalty on an afternoon to forget.
Nicklas Bendtner of FC Köpenhamn ahead of the Europa League match between FC Köpenhamn and Malmö FF on December 12, 2019 in Copenhagen. Photo: Petter Arvidson / BILDBYRAN / kod PA / 92404

Nicklas Bendtner in trouble again

Nicklas Bendtner has landed himself in more trouble, picking up seven driving offences including doing 157-kmph in a 110-kmph zone.
Charlie Gilmour

How is Charlie Gilmour getting on since he left Arsenal?

Charlie Gilmour left Arsenal on a free transfer in the summer of 2019, joining Norwich City before moving on loan to Dutch second-division side Telstar, but how is he getting on now?

Steven Gerrard hails ‘sensational’ Arsenal: I was really proud

Steven Gerrard has hailed Arsenal for facing down Slavia Prague before the game started after their player had been banned for 10 games for racially abusing Ranger's Glen Kamara.
Bukayo Saka of Arsenal scores and celebrates 0-3 Slavia Prague v Arsenal, UEFA Europa League Quarter-final 2nd Leg, Football, Sinobo Stadium, Prague, Czech Republic - 15 Apr 2021 Slavia Prague v Arsenal, UEFA Europa League Quarter-final 2nd Leg, Football, Sinobo Stadium, Prague, Czech Republic - 15 Apr 2021 Copyright: Gabriel Kuchta/BPI/Shutterstock

New contracts & positions: Arsenal news this week

All the Arsenal news from this week rounded up in bitesize-chunks, filtering out the noise and nonsense to bring you pure news.
ROME, ITALY - OCTOBER 29: Valentin Antov of CSKA-Sofia in action during the UEFA Europa League Group A stage match between AS Roma and CSKA-Sofia at Stadio Olimpico on October 29, 2020 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)

Arsenal transfer scuppered by Brexit

Arsenal reportedly tried to bring Valentin Antov to the club during the summer but the shadow of Brexit made the deal much harder to complete than normal.
Arsenal deals: Arsenal's Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard (L) gets instructions from Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta (R) as he comes on as a substitute during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 30, 2021. (Photo by Shaun Botterill / POOL / AFP)

Real Madrid make Martin Odegaard decision

Real Madrid are not open to selling Martin Odegaard this summer in a story that seems to swing back and forth every week.
Coach of Arsenal Mikel Arteta in action during the FC European Football League quarterfinal match SK Slavia Prague vs Arsenal in Prague, Czech Republic, April 15, 2021. CTKxPhoto/OndrejxDeml CTK

Mikel Arteta on facing Unai Emery and Emery on facing Arsenal

After Arsenal's 5-1 aggregate win over Slavia Prague, Mikel Arteta was rewarded with a tie against the man he replaced, so how does he feel about facing Unai Emery?
UDINE, ITALY: Achraf Hakimi of FC Internazionale looks on during the Serie A match between Udinese Calcio and FC Internazionale at Dacia Arena on January 23, 2021. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

Will Arsenal sign Odegaard? 10 Arsenal transfer targets

Whether the transfer window is open or not, there are always players being reported as targets, so let's look 10 Arsenal transfer targets
WOLFSBURG, GERMANY: Sead Kolasinac of FC Schalke 04 looks dejected during the DFB Cup Round of Sixteen match between VfL Wolfsburg and FC Schalke 04 at Volkswagen Arena on February 03, 2021. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Mikel Areta blocks Sead Kolasinac permanent move to Schalke

Mikel Arteta has reportedly blocked Schalke signing Sead Kolasinac on a permanent basis according to a report in Bild.
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Aubameyang returns home after 2 days in hospital

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang contracted malaria while on international duty during the last break but the player has now returned home after two days in hospital
UDINE, ITALY - DECEMBER 07: Dries Mertens of SSC Napoli greets his fans after the Serie A match between Udinese Calcio and SSC Napoli at Stadio Friuli on December 7, 2019, in Udine, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

Ageing Napoli striker appeals to Arsenal

Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Dries Mertens this summer as Napoli look to remove his wage bill from their books.

Barcelona top Forbes’ list, Arsenal 8th

Barcelona top Forbes' Soccer Business Most Valuable Clubs list with Arsenal valued at $2.8bn in 8th place.
Jesse Lingard of West Ham celebrates scoring the 1st goal Wolverhampton Wanderers v West Ham United, Premier League, Football, Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton, 05 Apr 2021 Copyright: Paul Currie/BPI/Shutterstock

Arsenal fans relieved as Jesse Lingard Arsenal move won’t happen

Arsenal fans can breathe a sign of relief that they won't have to pretend to like Jesse Lingard with Rio Ferdinand stating the player would be 'going nowhere near Arsenal'.
Arsenal's Brazilian defender David Luiz (L) reacts during the English Premier League football match between Aston Villa and Arsenal at Villa Park in Birmingham, central England on July 21, 2020. (Photo by Rui Vieira / POOL / AFP)

Unlikely Arsenal will renew senior star's contract this summer: Report

According to a report in the press, Arsenal will not be extending David Luiz's contract when his current deal expires this summer.
Arsenal's English striker Bukayo Saka (L) celebrates with Arsenal's English midfielder Emile Smith Rowe before his goal is disallowed during the English Premier League football match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal at the Molineux stadium in Wolverhampton, central England on February 2, 2021. - 14 (Photo by Catherine Ivill / POOL / AFP)

Double boost for Arsenal ahead of Slavia Prague game

Arsenal have confirmed that both Bukayo Saka and Emile smith Rowe have returned to training ahead of Arsenal's crunch tie with Slavia Prague on Thursday night.
Rangers' Glen Kamara (left) argues with Slavia Prague's Ondrej Kudela during the UEFA Europa League Round of Sixteen match at Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow. Issue date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Copyright: Andrew Milligan

10-match ban for Slavia Prague man who racially abused Rangers’ player

Slavia Prague defender Ondrej Kudela has been handed a 10-match ban by UEFA for his racist abuse of former Arsenal youngster and Rangers' man, Glen Kamara
LE HAVRE, FRANCE - JUNE 14: Former England player Alex Scott speaks with presenter Gabby Logan prior to the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France group D match between England and Argentina at on June 14, 2019 in Le Havre, France. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Gammon set to be annoyed as Alex Scott possible new host of BBC’s Football...

Alex Scott looked set to become the new host of the BBC's long-running Question of Sport, replacing Sue Barker, but it seems like she will be getting another one instead.
Maurizio Sarri Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri. Copyright: Steven Paston

Arsenal Arteta replacement? Journalist claims former Chelsea manager being monitored

According to a journalist from Italy, Arsenal are monitoring former Chelsea boss, Maurizio Sarri, but the manager would prefer a move to Napoli.
Folarin Balogun celebrates his hat-trick against Brighton u23s (Photo via David Price)

Arteta confirms Folarin Baolgun contract ‘very close’ as striker scores again

Mikel Arteta has confirmed that Folarin Balogun is on the verge of signing a new Arsenal contract.
Ondřej Kolář with a protective mask during the match with Arsenal (Photo via Alastair Grant, CTK / AP)

2 Arsenal players told injured Slavia keeper ‘You’re safe from us’

Hector Bellerin and Bernd Leno both reassured the Slavia Prague goalkeeper him he was 'safe from us' before the first leg at the Emirates
Arsenal's former German midfielder Mesut Ozil attends a signing cerenomy of his new contract with Turkish football club Fenerbahce at the Divan Faruk ilgaz facilities on January 27,2021 in Istanbul. (Photo by Ozan KOSE / AFP) (Photo by OZAN KOSE/AFP via Getty Images)

How is Mesut Ozil doing at Fenerbahce?

Mesut Ozil finally brought the curtain down on his Arsenal career when he sealed a 'dream move' to Fenerbahce but it's been a bit of a nightmare since he signed.
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 20: Leah Williamson of Arsenal looks on as she warms up prior to the Barclays FA Women's Super League match between Arsenal Women and Everton Women at Meadow Park on December 20, 2020 in Borehamwood, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images)

Leah Williamson backs social media boycott

Arsenal's Leah Williamson has backed a call for clubs to boycott social media in a bid to force companies to take abuse seriously.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: Lucas Torreira of Arsenal warms up prior to the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal FC at Selhurst Park on January 11, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

No money: Arsenal will need to significantly fund loan move for Torreira

Lucas Torreira wants to move to Boca Juniors, they want to sign him and Arsenal are willing to let him go for a cut price, but that still won't help
German midfielder Mesut Ozil gives a press conference after he signed his new three-and-a-half year contract with Turkish football club Fenerbahce at the Divan Faruk ilgaz facilities on January 27,2021 in Istanbul. (Photo by Ozan KOSE / AFP)

Mesut Ozil invests in football club with Eva Longoria and Kate Upton

Mesut Ozil is apparently set to invest in the Mexican football club, Necaxa, along with Eva Longoria and Kate Upton.