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.
Tokyo Olympics 2020 Team GB and Arsenal's Leah Williamson during the Team GB Tokyo 2020 Women s Football Team Announcement at the Botanical Gardens, Birmingham. Picture date: Thursday May 27, 2021. Copyright: Zac Goodwin

4 Arsenal players in provisional England Euro squad

Four Arsenal players have been named in the provisional England squad ahead of this summer's Euros.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 01: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal at London Stadium on May 01, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Bukayo Saka: I just can’t believe how we performed

Bukayo Saka says he can't believe how Arsenal performed against Newcastle as they put in a shockingly poor performance with their Champions League hopes on the line.
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - MAY 16: Takehiro Tomiyasu of Arsenal (R) is substituted off following an injury during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal at St. James Park on May 16, 2022 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Takehiro Tomiyasu injury update

Takehiro Tomiyasu lasted just 39 minutes against Newcastle before he sat down and had to be taken off, so what's the latest update?
COLUMBUS, OHIO - JULY 03: Matt Turner #30 of New England Revolution in goal during their game against the Columbus Crew at Lower.com Field on July 03, 2021 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

Who is Matt Turner? Arsenal’s new American under the spotlight

Arsenal have agreed a deal to sign Matt Turner from New England Revolution in the MLS, so who is he and why are they signing him?
Arsenal's English defender Ben White chases the ball during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in London on April 23, 2022.(Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal sweating on fitness of 2 key stars before Newcastle

Mikel Arteta is waiting for fitness updates on both Gabriel and Ben White ahead of Arsenal's must win game against Newcastle on Monday night.
Monaco's Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between AS Monaco and FC Metz at the "Louis II" stadium in Monaco, on April 3, 2021. (Photo by Valery HACHE / AFP) (Photo by VALERY HACHE/AFP via Getty Images)

‘Worst year of my life’: Cesc Fabregas to leave Monaco

Cesc Fabregas is set to leave Monaco this summer after the 'worst year' of his life while Joel Campbell will leave Club de Fútbol Monterrey.
Tottenham Hotspur's South Korean striker Son Heung-Min (C) is fouled for a penalty during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, on May 12, 2022. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Mark Clattenburg wouldn’t have given ‘defining’ Tottenham penalty

Former referee, Mark Clattenburg, says that he wouldn't have given Spurs the penalty Paul Tierney awarded on Thursday night and pondered why we never see that sort of thing given in other games.
In this composite image a comparison has been made between Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal (L) and Antonio Conte, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur. Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal meet in a Premier League match on January 16,2022 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London,England. ***LEFT IMAGE*** Manager of Arsenal, Mikel Arteta looks on during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Arsenal FC at Vitality Stadium on December 26, 2019 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** WATFORD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: Antonio Conte, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on during the Premier League match between Watford and Tottenham Hotspur at Vicarage Road on January 01, 2022 in Watford, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Antonio Conte moans about Mikel Arteta moaning

Antonio Conte, who moaned for months about Arsenal after the January postponement, has told Mikel Arteta not to complain so much after Thursday night's game.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates a goal for Barcelona (Photo via Aubameyang on Instagram)

Aubameyang 2 away from Spanish goals record with Barcelona

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is just two goals short of equalling the Spanish record for goals scored by a player arriving in January.
WOLFSBURG, GERMANY - MARCH 31: Noelle Maritz of Arsenal WFC looks on uring the UEFA Women's Champions League Quarter Final Second Leg match between VfL Wolfsburg and Arsenal WFC at on March 31, 2022 in Wolfsburg, Germany. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

Noelle Maritz signs new contract

Arsenal's right-back, Noelle Maritz, has signed a new contract with Arsenal with her current contract due to expire this summer.
Arsenal's Vivianne Miedema celebrates scoring her side's first goal of the game during the FA Women's Super League match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday, September 5, 2021. Copyright: Mike Egerton

Vivianne Miedema close to 1-year extension at Arsenal

The Athletic are reporting that Vivianne Miedema and Arsenal are close to agreeing a new one-year extension that would keep her at the club next season.
Arsenal's English striker Eddie Nketiah (R) vies with Chelsea's Danish defender Andreas Christensen (L) during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in London on April 20, 2022. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Eddie Nketiah to switch allegiance

Eddie Nketiah is expected to switch his international allegiance from England to Ghana.
Promenade mall in Woodland Hills

Stan Kroenke spends $150m to buy vacant Promenade mall

Stan Kroenke has been revealed as the 'mystery' buyer of the vacant Promenade mall, in Woodland Hills, LA, although it's not clear what the Arsenal owner plans to do with it.
Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta celebrates on the final whistle in the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Leeds United at the Emirates Stadium in London on May 8, 2022. - Arsenal won the game 2-1. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Arteta’s new contract contains £3.3m payrise

Arsenal announced last week that Mikel Arteta had signed a new contract until the end of the 2024/25 season so what is the Arsenal manager earning with his new deal?

Injury strikes Arsenal flop as Real Madrid career was improving

Dani Ceballos will end the season for Real Madrid as he started it - on the sidelines with an injury - which is unfortunate for the former Arsenal man who was finally getting a chance.
Nicolas Pepe dedicating his celebration to his new-born baby (Photo via Pepe on Instagram)

Sevilla want to help Arsenal with their Nicolas Pepe problem

Nicolas Pepe's future at Arsenal seems to be coming to an end with the club planning to sell him for a vastly-reduced fee, and Monchi at Sevilla has identified him as part of their rebuild for next summer.
NORWICH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Thomas Partey of Arsenal speaks to the press prior to the Premier League match between Norwich City and Arsenal at Carrow Road on December 26, 2021 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Harriet Lander/Getty Images)

2 Spanish sites make ridiculous Thomas Partey claims

Spanish site Fichajes claims that Thomas Partey has 'run out of credit' at Arsenal after a poor season while AS claim Arsenal will sell him for €30m.
FLORENCE, ITALY - APRIL 03: Lucas Sebastián Torreira Di Pascua of ACF Fiorentina reacts during the Serie A match between ACF Fiorentina and Empoli FC at Stadio Artemio Franchi on April 3, 2022 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)

Arsenal agree €15m midfielder deal, will complete this month

According to a report from Italy, Arsenal and Fiorentina have agreed a deal worth €15m that will see Lucas Torreira's loan deal become permanent.
British actor Michael Sheen in the Royal Box on Centre Court before the women's singles final between US player Serena Williams and Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska on day 12 of the 2012 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2012. (Photo credit GLYN KIRK/AFP/GettyImages)

Actor Michael Sheen turned down Arsenal contract

Actor, Michael Sheen's life could have been completely different if his parents had allowed him to sign a contract with Arsenal when he was 12, but they didn't want to leave Wales.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 01: Aaron Ramsdale of Arsenal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal at London Stadium on May 01, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Everton relegation woes could boost Arsenal star

Gareth Southgate is reportedly concerned that, should Everton be relegated, his number one goalkeeper will spend the months leading up to the World Cup playing in the Championship, which could open the door even further for Aaron Ramsdale.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 04: Leah Williamson of Arsenal during the Barclays FA Women's Super League match between Arsenal Women and Tottenham Hotspur Women at Emirates Stadium on May 04, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Leah Williamson: We haven’t spoken about it

Arsenal go into Sunday's game against West Ham knowing that they need Manchester United to produce a miracle and beat Chelsea if they want to claim the FA WSL, but Leah Williamson doesn't want to know the score as the game is going on.
VILLARREAL, SPAIN - APRIL 29: Dani Ceballos of Arsenal looks on during the UEFA Europa League Semi-final First Leg match between Villareal CF and Arsenal at Estadio de la Ceramica on April 29, 2021 in Villarreal, Spain. Sporting stadiums around Europe remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Dani Ceballos could get new contract Real Madrid

Not that long ago, Dani Ceballos seemed to be heading for the exit door at Real Madrid but now there is talk of a new deal.
FLORENCE, ITALY - APRIL 27: Pablo Mari' of Udinese Calcio celebrates after scoring a goal during the Serie A match between ACF Fiorentina and Udinese Calcio at Stadio Artemio Franchi on April 27, 2022 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)

Serie A side offer €4m for Arsenal 28-year-old

Udinese have reportedly offered Arsenal €4m for Pablo Mari with Arsenal wanting more for the defender.
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 21: Match Referee Mike Dean shows the Yellow card during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Arsenal FC at Bramall Lane on October 21, 2019 in Sheffield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Arsenal yellow card betting investigation: What happened?

In January, it was revealed that the FA were looking in to betting around a card shown to an Arsenal player, but after much suspicion was thrown around, what do we actually know and why did the story vanish?
Juventus' Argentine forward Paulo Dybala goes for the ball during the Italian Serie A football match between Juventus and Inter on April 03, 2022 at the Juventus stadium in Turin. (Photo by Filippo MONTEFORTE / AFP) (Photo by FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP via Getty Images)

Juventus 28yo prefers Manchester United to Arsenal, ready to offer contract

Manchester United are reportedly prepared to offer Paulo Dybala a contract with the Juventus man set to leave Turin on a free transfer this summer.
SALERNO, ITALY: Alvaro Morata of Juventus celebrates after scoring the 0-2 goal during the Serie A match between US Salernitana v Juventus at Stadio Arechi on November 30, 2021. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)

Arsenal prepared to pay €30m for Morata, killing Juventus hopes

Arsenal are apparently prepared to offer €30m for Alvaro Morata, putting an end to Juventus' desire to sign him for a reduced price.

Ben White injury update as he misses West Ham

Ben White was a surprise absentee when Arsenal's team to face West Ham United was announced on Sunday, so what is up with the England defender?
Arsenal's Japanese defender Takehiro Tomiyasu during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Arsenal at the London Stadium, in London on May 1, 2022. (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)

Takehiro Tomiyasu injury update after West Ham substitution

Takehiro Tomiyasu was taken off in the 78th minute of Arsenal's game against West Ham on Sunday so what is the latest update?
SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 29: Referee Martin Atkinson is seen prior to the Premier League match between Sunderland and Arsenal at the Stadium of Light on October 29, 2016 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Martin Atkinson and Jon Moss to retire with Mike Dean

We all know that Mike Dean is set to retire at the end of the season but the Telegraph have just revealed that he will be joined by Martin Atkinson and Jon Moss.
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - MARCH 29: Julian Brandt of Germany during the international friendly match between Netherlands and Germany at Johan Cruijff Arena on March 29, 2022 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

Arsenal interested in 25yo Borussia Dortmund midfielder expected to leave for Premier League

Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Julian Brandt who is set to leave Borussia Dortmund this summer.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates a goal for Barcelona (Photo via Aubameyang on Instagram)

Barcelona list 25 players for sale including Aubameyang

It is being reported that Barcelona will look to get rid of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang due to his high wages, but that always seemed like it was the plan.
Napoli's Nigerian forward Victor Osimhen reacts during the Serie A football match between Empoli and Naoli at Castellani stadium in Empoli on April 24, 2022. - (Photo by FILIPPO MONTEFORTE / AFP)

£84m striker reportedly dreams of playing for Arsenal

Victor Osimhen reportedly 'dreams' of playing for Arsenal as the Gunner's continue to be like with the Napoli striker.
Marseille's French defender William Saliba looks on during the UEFA Europa Conference League match between Basel and Marseille (OM) at the St. Jakob-Park Stadium in Basel, northern Switzerland, on March 17, 2022. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)

Marseille don’t have ‘means’ to keep William Saliba

A journalist in France believes that Marseille do not 'have the means to keep' William Saliba despite wanting to very much.
Arsenal's English midfielder Bukayo Saka celebrates after scoring their fourth goal from the penalty spot during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in London on April 20, 2022. - Arsenal won the game 4-2. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal team news update ahead of West Ham

Mikel Arteta met with reporters on Friday and gave the latest on Arsenal's injured players, with Bukayo Saka, Thomas Partey and Takehiro Tomiyasu all getting an update.
Tobin Heath's Arsenal adventure has come to a premature end after she picked up a hamstring injury that rules her out for the remainder of her contract. Tobin Heath signed for Arsenal on a one-year deal which expires this summer but after picking up a hamstring injury which rules her out for the remainder of the season, the player and club have agreed to terminate her deal to allow her to return to the States to undergo her rehab. “Although I’m disappointed that my time at Arsenal has come to an early end, I have loved every minute of my time here," Tobin said. "I would like to thank everyone at the Club who has made me feel so welcome. Arsenal is a special Club and this is a special group of players. I have no doubt that they are bound for success in the near future and I’ll be supporting the team with the rest of the Arsenal family from now on.” Head coach Jonas Eidevall said: “It’s been a pleasure to work with Tobin this season. "She has made an important contribution both on and off the pitch, with her mentality and character setting a great example to the entire group. "We wish Tobin well for the future and look forward to seeing what comes next for her.” Heath played for Arsenal 18 times, scoring three goals.-Arsenal's US striker Tobin Heath is pictured during the UEFA Women's Champions League quarter-final second leg football match VfL Wolfsburg v Arsenal in Wolfsburg, western Germany, on March 31, 2022. (Photo by Ronny Hartmann / AFP)

Tobin Heath leaves Arsenal

Tobin Heath's Arsenal adventure has come to a premature end after she picked up a hamstring injury that rules her out for the remainder of her contract.
VILLARREAL, SPAIN - APRIL 29: Dani Ceballos of Arsenal looks on during the UEFA Europa League Semi-final First Leg match between Villareal CF and Arsenal at Estadio de la Ceramica on April 29, 2021 in Villarreal, Spain. Sporting stadiums around Europe remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Real Madrid make decision on Dani Ceballos

Real Madrid have apparently decided that they want to keep Dani Ceballos for next season as the player is linked with a number of different clubs around Europe.
Schalke's German defender Shkodran Mustafi reacts during the German first division Bundesliga football match between 1 FC Union Berlin and FC Schalke 04 in Berlin on February 13, 2021. (Photo by ANNEGRET HILSE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

3 burglars rob former Arsenal man’s house while he’s home

Shkodran Mustafi was at home when he was the victim of a burglary by three men who stole around €1m-worth of items.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19: Dani Ceballos of Arsenal looks dejected following his sides defeat in the Premier League match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park on December 19, 2020 in Liverpool, England. A limited number of fans (2000) are welcomed back to stadiums to watch elite football across England. This was following easing of restrictions on spectators in tiers one and two areas only. (Photo by Peter Powell -

Inter Milan want Dani Ceballos from Real Madrid

Dani Ceballos is a wanted man as the summer approaches and questions hang over his future.
Arsenal's English goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale gestures during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in London on April 23, 2022.(Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Danny Murphy furious at Aaron Ramsdale Manchester United penalty reaction

Danny Murphy believes Aaron Ramsdale was 'losing the plot' against Manchester United when Bruno Fernandes missed his penalty, fuming 'he didn't even save it!'
Arsenal's English midfielder Bukayo Saka (R) celebrates with Arsenal's Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard (C) after scoring their fourth goal from the penalty spot during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in London on April 20, 2022. - Arsenal won the game 4-2.(Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Episode 327: “Its Back On!” as the kids (and Granit) come to the fore...

Matthew and Paul enjoy looking at back to back victories over Chelsea and Man Utd, reflect on the madness of both games, and are pleased as punch for Bukayo, Emile & Eddie.