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.
Karen Smart via LinkedIn

Arsenal hire ‘delighted’ former Manchester City Airport boss

Arsenal have hired former Manchester City Airport boss, Karen Smart, as their new chief operating officer.
BRIERLEY HILL, ENGLAND - JUNE 12: Sandro Tonali of Italy during an Italy training session in the swimming pool on June 12, 2022 in Brierley Hill, England. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

Arsenal hold talks with AC Milan over Sandro Tonali

Arsenal are interested in signing the defensive midfielder Sandro Tonali from AC Milan according to a report from Italy.
Real Madrid's Spanish midfielder Isco controls the ball during the Spanish league football match between Real Madrid CF and RCD Espanyol at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on September 22, 2018. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO / AFP)

Arsenal fans relieved as Real Madrid man finds new home

Real Madrid man Isco has finally found a new home which means the media can stop linking him with Arsenal.
Referee Andre Marriner reacts during the English League Cup fourth round football match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on October 30, 2019. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)

Xhaka yellow card investigation probes Albanian mafia links

The FA's probe into betting patterns around a yellow card picked up by Granit Xhaka was passed on to the National Crime Agency a few months ago after a six month investigation and the NCA are now probing links to the Albanian mafia.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 05: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal, applauds their fans after the final whistle of the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal FC at Selhurst Park on August 05, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Arteta close to Arsene Wenger Arsenal record

Mikel Arteta is the second fastest Arsenal manager to reach 50 league wins with the club after his side's 2-0 win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Friday evening.
MILAN, ITALY - MAY 06: Alexis Sanchez of FC Internazionale celebrates after scoring their team's fourth goal during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and Empoli FC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on May 06, 2022 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Alexis Sanchez Inter contract to be cancelled, will join Marseille

Alexis Sanchez is believed to be close to a move to Marseille where he would link up with Matteo Guendouzi and Nuno Tavares who has just joined on loan as he agrees a contract termination with Inter Milan.
Nice's Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the French L 1 football match between Toulouse FC and OGC Nice at Stadium TFC, in Toulouse, southwestern France on August 7, 2022. (Photo by Lionel BONAVENTURE / AFP) (Photo by LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP via Getty Images)

Aaron Ramsey scores 1 minute into Nice debut after Juventus release

Aaron Ramsey scored a great goal just one minute into his debut for Nice to rescue a point for his new club.
WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Nicolas Pepe of Arsenal reacts during the Carabao Cup Second Round between West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal at The Hawthorns on August 25, 2021 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

8 players Arsenal still need to sell

Arsenal aren't finished in the transfer window but before they can bring in any more players, they have quite a few they need to move on.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal reacts after the Premier League match between Arsenal and Southampton at Emirates Stadium on December 11, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta 2nd moaniest manager in Premier League

Mikel Arteta is apparently the second moaniest manager in the Premier League with Thomas Tuchel topping list with the moan master, Jurgen Klopp, only coming in 12th.
Nikita Parris signs for Manchester United [via Manchester United]

Arsenal 28yo signs for Manchester United

Manchester United have signed Nikita Parris after just one season at Arsenal and the forward is looking forward to the 'biggest years' of her career.
Willian crying

Arsenal flop in talks with Fulham for unexpected Premier League return

Arsenal flop Willian in apparently in talks with Fulham regarding a return to the Premier League as he looks to leave Corinthians after numerous problems.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 05: Manager of Crystal Palace Patrick Viera looks on after the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal FC at Selhurst Park on August 05, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Patrick Vieira: Arsenal will be ‘closer to the title’

Patrick Vieira believes that Mikel Arteta's side will be 'closer to the title' after watching them beat his Crystal Palace side at Selhurst Park on Friday.
Lyon's French forward Alexandre Lacazette celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the French Ligue 1 football match between Olympique Lyonnais (OL) and Ajaccio at The Groupama Stadium in Decines-Charpieu, central-eastern France, on August 5, 2022.(Photo by JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK/AFP via Getty Images)

Alexandre Lacazette enjoys dream Lyon debut

Alexandre Lacazette has denied he is having issues with the Lyon boss, Peter Bosz, but there does seem to be something going on.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 05: William Saliba of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal FC at Selhurst Park on August 05, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

William Saliba player focus as 21yo bosses it at Crystal Palace

William Saliba was named Man of the Match by Sky Sports after his impressive debut as Arsenal beat Crystal Palace in the season opener while keeping a cleansheet, but just how impressive was he?
NUREMBERG, GERMANY - JULY 08: Mikel Arteta reacts during the pre-season friendly match between 1. FC Nürnberg and Arsenal F.C. at Max-Morlock-Stadion on July 08, 2022 in Nuremberg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta gives positive injury updates on 3 stars ahead of Crystal Palace

Mikel Arteta met with the press on Thursday ahead of the start of the 22/23 campaign and delivered a positive update for three of Arsenal's four injured players.
Gabon's Pierre Aubameyang (R) celebrates after scoring during the 2012 Olympic mens football match between Gabon and Switzerland at St James' Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north-east England on July 26, 2012.(Photo credit PAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages)

Chelsea to learn from Barcelona this week if Aubameyang is for sale

Chelsea are reportedly considering signing former Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, with Barcelona needing to remove wages from their books, and they expect to find out if it's possible this week.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11: Aaron Ramsdale of Arsenal celebrates after their side's third goal, scored by Gabriel Magalhaes (Not pictured) during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Southampton at Emirates Stadium on December 11, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Eddie Keogh/Getty Images)

Aaron Ramsdale gets new Arsenal shirt number

As expected, Aaron Ramsdale has taken the number one shirt after Bernd Leno was sold to Fulham.
Aaron Ramsdale visiting AFC Wimbledon (Photo via Pro Sports Images on Twitter)

Aaron Ramsdale admits being a footballer is hard

Aaron Ramsdale has admitted being a footballer is hard but says he's not looking sympathy as it's also one of the best jobs in the world.
Bernd Leno signs for Fulham [via Fulham]

Bernd Leno ‘relieved’ to seal Fulham transfer

Bernd Leno has admitted he is 'relieved' to have sealed his move to Fulham after a protracted transfer.
BASEL, SWITZERLAND - SEPTEMBER 06: Goalkeeper Bernd Leno of Germany makes a save during the UEFA Nations League group stage match between Switzerland and Germany at St. Jakob-Park on September 06, 2020 in Basel, Switzerland. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Bernd Leno signs for Fulham for £3m+ add ons

Bernd Leno has brought his time at Arsenal to a close by agreeing a deal to join Fulham for which the Gunners will receive £3m with add-ons possibly bringing it up to £8m.
Arsenal's Spanish defender Hector Bellerin during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Emirates Stadium in London on November 29, 2020. (Photo by Catherine Ivill / POOL / AFP)

Who is Arsenal’s longest serving player?

Arsenal's first team squad has undergone quite a transformation since Arsene Wenger left, but who is the longest serving player and who will that be when the transfer window closes?
A picture of the back of Cesc Fabregas in an AS Monaco shirt

Cesc Fabregas signs for Italian minnows Como 1907

Cesc Fabregas has signed for Italian minnows Como 1907 after being released by Monaco at the end of his contract.
Toulouse's forward Yaya Sanogo (L) celebrates with teammate Jakup Durmaz after scoring his team's second goal during the French L1 football match between Toulouse and Guingamp at The Municipal Stadium in Toulouse, southern France on May 19, 2018. (Photo by REMY GABALDA / AFP)

Former Arsenal striker close to return after 1 year without a club

Yaya Sanogo is close to a return to football with a two-year deal on the table after 12 months without a club .
BUCARAMANGA, COLOMBIA - JULY 30: Rafaelle (L) of Brazil and Debinha (R) of Brazil celebrate with the trophy after winning the final match between Brazil and Colombia as part of Women's CONMEBOL Copa America 2022 at Estadio Alfonso Lopez on July 30, 2022 in Bucaramanga, Colombia. (Photo by Gabriel Aponte/Getty Images)

Arsenal defender captains Brazil to Copa America trophy

Arsenal's defender, Rafaelle Souza, was celebrating Copa America success in the early hours of Sunday morning, with her teammate, Leah Williamson poised to captain England in the Euros final on Sunday evening.
Burnley v Arsenal Premier League Martin Odegaard of Arsenal winks to fans following the Premier League match at Turf Moor, Burnley Copyright: Russell Hart

Martin Odegaard named Arsenal captain, will he lift the curse?

Martin Odegaard has been announced as the new Arsenal captain and looks like he could be the player to finally lift the curse.
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - JULY 16: Nuno Tavares #20 of Arsenal in action during a preseason friendly against the Evertonat M&T Bank Stadium on July 16, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

After month of talks, Nuno Tavares completes Marseille move

Nuno Tavares has completed his move on loan to Marseille and is set to play in Ligue 1 next season in a deal that has been more than a month in the making.
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 09: Sari Van Veenendaal of Arsenal during the FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup Quarter-Final between Arsenal Women and Birmingham City Women at Meadow Park on January 9, 2019 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Former Arsenal keeper retires aged just 32, wants to have fun

Former Arsenal goalkeeper Sari van Veenendaal has announced her retirement from football despite being only 32.
Kaylan Marckese via Arsenal.com

Arsenal pay HB Koge club record to sign Marckese

Arsenal paid HB Koge a club record fee to sign goalkeeper Kaylan Marckese with the Danish club delighted with the amount they were able to receive 18 months after signing her.
TERESOPOLIS, BRAZIL - JUNE 03: General Coordinator of the Brazilian national football team, Edu Gaspar, attends to the media during a press conference of the Brazilian national football team at the squad's Granja Comary training complex on June 03, 2019 in Teresopolis, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

80% of Arsenal’s squad were too comfortable says Edu

Edu has claimed that around 80% of Arsenal's squad were far too comfortable and that the big earners who were coasting were killing the club.
Ivory Coast's forward Nicolas Pepe reacts after scoring a shot in a penalty shoot-out during the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2021 round of 16 football match between Ivory Coast and Egypt at Stade de Japoma in Douala on January 26, 2022. (Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP) (Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP via Getty Images)

Nicolas Pepe ‘changed’ ‘focussed’ and ‘determined’ with Arsenal

Nicolas Pepe says he is focussed and determined with Arsenal ahead of the new season as he admits to also making some changes.
Fabio Vieira in training with Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal on Twitter)

New Arsenal signing likely to miss Crystal Palace game with injury

According to Mikel Arteta's latest update, Fabio Vieira is unlikely to be fit for the start of the season in just under two weeks having not featured for Arsenal since joining the club.
ORLANDO, FLORIDA - JULY 23: Gabriel Jesus of Arsenal celebrates with teammates Bukayo Saka and Granit Xhaka after scoring their side's first goal during the Florida Cup match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Camping World Stadium on July 23, 2022 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Thomas Tuchel furious after 4-0 Arsenal humiliation

Thomas Tuchel was an angry man after Arsenal thrashed his side 4-0 on Sunday morning, moaning "We got absolutely beaten by a team that does not play Champions League football this season."
ORLANDO, FLORIDA - JULY 23: Arsenal fans show their support during the Florida Cup match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Camping World Stadium on July 23, 2022 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta urges limited excitement after thumping Chelsea 4-0

Mikel Arteta was naturally delighted that his side put four past Chelsea at the Camping World Stadium in the early hours of Sunday morning but he also cautioned fans not to get too carried away just yet.
Atletico de Madrid's French midfielder Thomas Lemar poses during an AFP interview in Madrid on April 11, 2022. (Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU / AFP) (Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal reject offer to buy 26yo Atletico Madrid midfielder

Arsenal reportedly rejected the chance to sign former target, Thomas Lemar, who Atletico Madrid have been trying to sell for a few windows.
NUREMBERG, GERMANY - JULY 08: Gabriel Jesus of Arsenal reacts with head coach Mikel Arteta after the pre-season friendly match between 1. FC Nürnberg and Arsenal F.C. at Max-Morlock-Stadion on July 08, 2022 in Nuremberg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta confirms Arsenal’s transfer window not finished

Arsenal announced their fifth signing of the summer on Friday but Mikel Arteta admits there are still some things the club would like to do.
Alexandre Lacazette announcement photo for Lyon transfer (Photo via ol.fr)

Freak injury sidelines Alexandre Lacazette

Alexandre Lacazette is a doubt for Lyon's friendly against Feyenoord on Sunday after he was attacked by wasps during a walk in the forest.
CARDIFF, WALES - JUNE 05: Oleksandr Zinchenko of Ukraine applauds the fans after their sides defeat during the FIFA World Cup Qualifier between Wales and Ukraine at Cardiff City Stadium on June 05, 2022 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Arsenal fans ‘delighted’ with ‘quality’ Zinchenko signing

Arsenal have completed a deal to sign Oleksandr Zinchenko with Pep Guardiola confirming the move, and Arsenal fans overwhelmingly think it's a great transfer.
CARDIFF, WALES - JUNE 05: Oleksandr Zinchenko of Ukraine applauds the fans after their sides defeat during the FIFA World Cup Qualifier between Wales and Ukraine at Cardiff City Stadium on June 05, 2022 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Manchester City player confirms Zinchenko move to Arsenal

Manchester City's Rodri has wished farewell to Oleksandr Zinchenko as the player leaves Manchester City's camp in America to complete his transfer to Arsenal.
GENOA, ITALY - MAY 6: Arthur Melo of Juventus looks on during his warm-up session prior to kick-off in the Serie A match between Genoa CFC and Juventus at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on April 30, 2022 in Genoa, Italy. (Photo by Getty Images)

Arsenal restart negotiations for 25yo Juventus midfielder

Arsenal have apparently reignited their interest in the Juventus midfielder, Arthur, despite a report claiming they would not return for him this summer.

Arsenal reinstate cancelled friendly

Arsenal have announced another pre-season friendly with an Arsenal XI set to take on St Albans City FC after the game was initially cancelled.