Lee Hurley

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.
Monaco's French head coach Thierry Henry looks on during the French L1 football match between Lyon (OL) and Monaco (ASM) on December 16, 2018, at the Groupama Stadium in Decines-Charpieu near Lyon, central-eastern France. (Photo by ROMAIN LAFABREGUE / AFP)

Thierry Henry could be set for Barcelona return

Barcelona reportedly made contact with Roberto Martinez about taking over from Ronald Koeman and he would want to bring Thierry Henry with him.
Manchester City v Arsenal - Premier League - Etihad Stadium Arsenals Granit Xhaka walks past manager Mikel Arteta after being sent off during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Picture date: Saturday August 28, 2021.

I’m pretty worried: Arteta gives Granit Xhaka injury update

Mikel Arteta spoke to the media after Arsenal's won over Tottenham at the Emirates on Sunday and revealed that he is very worried about Granit Xhaka's injury.
Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League - Emirates Stadium Arsenals Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates scoring their side s second goal of the game with team-mate Emile Smith Rowe left during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday September 26, 2021.

Saka MOTM: Player ratings as Arsenal batter Tottenham 3-1

Arsenal battered Tottenham on Sunday at the Emirates to finish the weekend above their north London rivals, so how did each Arsenal player rate?
NEWPORT, WALES - AUGUST 27: Jack Wilshere of West Ham United acknowledges the fans after the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Newport County and West Ham United at Rodney Parade on August 27, 2019 in Newport, Wales. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Jack Wilshere asks for a chance: Let me prove myself

Jack Wilshere has hit out at clubs for writing him off as an 'injury waiting to happen' as he struggles to find a new home.
Arsene Wenger (R), manager of Arsenal FC and Mikel Arteta address the media during a press conference ahead of their UEFA Champions League round of sixteen second leg match against FC Bayern Muenchen at Allianz Arena on March 10, 2014 in Munich, Germany.

Mikel Arteta: I think it is going to be pretty powerful

Mikel Arteta believes that the foundations laid at Arsenal by Arsene Wenger will ultimately allow him to succeed at the club.
210731 -- MIYAGI, July 31, 2021 -- Marco Asensio L and Dani Olmo of Spain react prior to the quarterfinal match of men s football between Spain and Cote d Ivoire at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Olympische Spiele, Olympia, OS in Miyagi, Japan, July 31, 2021.

Arsenal made £34million bid for Marco Asensio

Arsenal reportedly bid £34m to try and sign Marco Asensio over the summer but Real Madrid convinced the player to stay.
Carabao Cup Arsenal v AFC Wimbledon Alexandre Lacazette 9 of Arsenal celebrates his goal with , Cedric Soares to make it 1-0 London Emirates Stadium Greater London United Kingdom Copyright: Arron Gent/News Images

Barcelona and West Ham eye £25m Arsenal man up for sale

West Ham, Crystal Palace, Lyon and Barcelona are four teams interested in signing Alexandre Lacazette, who will be leaving Arsenal within the next 10 months.
Reiss Nelson with Feyenoord (Photo via Feyenoord.nl)

Feyenoord leave Reiss Nelson out again, might ‘risk’ him next week

Reiss Nelson has not been included in the Feyenoord squad for their game this weekend against NEC Nijmegen as he waits for his first minutes of the season with his loan club.
Barcelona's Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho arrives for a friendly football match between FC Barcelona and Girona at the Johan Cruyff stadium in Sant Joan Despi near Barcelona on September 16, 2020. (Photo by Josep LAGO / AFP) (Photo by JOSEP LAGO/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal and Tottenham open to signing Philippe Coutinho, Barcelona could pay half his wages

Arsenal and Tottenham are once again being linked with Philippe Coutinho who could be on the move in January.
Joel Campbell i from Rayados de Monterrey disputes the ball with Jorge Rodriguez from Diablos Rojos de Toluca, during a match on journey 11 of the 2021 Opening Tournament of the MX League played at the BBVA stadium, in Monterrey, Mexico, 22 September 2021. EFE / Miguel Sierra Monterrey vs Toluca

'Better than Pepe' Arsenal fans rave as former forward flashes his skills

Joel Campbell was getting a lot of Arsenal love this week after the former Gunner showed off some silky skills.
Burnley v Arsenal Premier League Martin Odegaard of Arsenal winks to fans following the Premier League match at Turf Moor, Burnley Copyright: Russell Hart

Arsenal in weird injury situation ahead of Tottenham showdown

Arsenal head into their six-pointer against Spurs on Sunday without a single player injured or suspended in a sure sign the world could be about to end.
Joe Willock in training with Newcastle United (Photo via NUFC on Twitter)

Joe Willock injured in ‘fluke’ training accident

Joe Willock will miss Newcastle United's Premier League match this weekend against Watford after injuring himself in a fluke training accident
Juventus' Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey reacts after missing a goal opportunity during the Italian Serie A football match Juventus vs Udinese on January 3, 2021 at the Juventus stadium in Turin. (Photo by Marco BERTORELLO / AFP)

Juventus to give Arsenal choice of 2 midfielders to land Xhaka

Juventus could offer Arsenal Aaron Ramsey OR Weston McKennie in order to get their hands on Granit Xhaka in a rumour that's got a...
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Arsenal flop impresses on debut for new club

David Luiz reportedly impressed on his home Flamengo debut as they beat Barcelona SC 2-0 on Thursday night.
CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 16: United States forward Tobin Heath 7 reacts after scoring a goal during the second half of the International Friendly, Länderspiel, Nationalmannschaft between the United States and Paraguay on September 16, 2021, at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, OH. Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire

Tobin Heath: I never thought I’d play for Arsenal, the club I love

Tobin Heath has revealed her love for Arsenal was behind the USA star signing for the Gunners this summer.
Arsenal v Wimbledon 22 September 2021, London - Carabao Cup Football - Arsenal v AFC Wimbledon - Will Nightingale of AFC Wimbledon and Thomas Partey of Arsenal smiles - Photo: Charlotte Wilson / Offside.

Miekl Arteta explains why Thomas Partey played vs AFC Wimbledon

Thomas Partey was a surprise starter for Arsenal as they lined up against AFC Wimbledon on Wednesday night, but why did Mikel Arteta take a chance with him when they play Spurs this weekend?

Arsenal announce new partnership

Arsenal have announced a new partnership with eToro, the global multi-asset investment platform.
Matteo Guendouzi OM FOOTBALL : OM vs Rennes - Ligue 1 - 19/09/2021 MAO/Panoramic

Arsenal agree fee under £10m to sell midfielder

Marseille have an 'automatic option to buy' Matteo Guendouzi at the end of his loan spell with the player imagining himself staying with the Ligue 1 side for 'many years'.
Weston Mckennie of Juventus FC dejection during the Serie A 2021/2022 football match between SSC Napoli and Juventus FC at Diego Armando Maradona stadium in Napoli Italy, September 11th, 2021. Photo Cesare Purini / Insidefoto Cesare Purini

Juventus want to swap 23-year-old for Granit Xhaka

Massimiliano Allegri could ask Juventus to get him a new midfielder in the January transfer window and Granit Xhaka is apparently top of his list.
Burnley v Arsenal Premier League Martin Odegaard of Arsenal winks to fans following the Premier League match at Turf Moor, Burnley Copyright: Russell Hart

"Odegaard is one of the main culprits" says Spanish publication

Martin Odegaard is one of the main reasons Arsenal are starting to win again, according to to Sport in Spain.
Noa Lang of Club Brugge KV during the UEFA Champions League group A match between Club Brugge KV and Paris Saint-Germain at Jan Breydel Stadium on September 15, 2021 in Brugge, B Club Brugge KV v Paris Saint-Germain: Group A - UEFA Champions League Copyright: Sebastian Frej

Arsenal find Alexandre Lacazette replacement in Belgium

Arsenal are apparently interested in signing Club Brugge's Dutch striker Noa Lang as they get ready for life without Alexandre Lacazette.
FERRARA, ITALY - JULY 16: Alexis Sanchez of FC Internazionale shows his dejection during the Serie A match between SPAL and FC Internazionale at Stadio Paolo Mazza on July 16, 2020 in Ferrara, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

Alexis Sanchez told he can leave Inter Milan for free

Alexis Sanchez has been told he can leave Inter Milan for nothing despite having just under two years left on his current deal.
Bernd Leno of Arsenal in action during Premier League match between Arsenal and Everton at the Emirates Stadium in London - 23rd April 2021 Arsenal v Everton, Premier League, Football, The Emirates Stadium, London, UK - 23 Apr 2021 Photo by Holly Allison/TPI/Shutterstock

Arsenal star paying Arteta price for being signed by Unai Emery

Aaron Ramsdale looks more and more likely to retain the Arsenal number one shirt after just a few games this season for Bernd Leno, but is the German paying for being signed by Unai Emery?
Burnley v Arsenal - Premier League - Turf Moor Arsenal s Martin Odegaard celebrates scoring their side s first goal of the game during the Premier League match at Turf Moor, Burnley. Picture date: Saturday September 18, 2021. Copyright: Anthony Devlin

"I am really excited to be part of this club" says new Arsenal star

Along with Aaron Ramsdale, Martin Odegaard was the key difference between Arsenal and Burnley on Saturday and the Norway international has been speaking about how excited he is to be at Arsenal.
Gabriel of Arsenal celebrates his team's win after the final whistle after the game, at Turf Moor. COLORSPORT / ALAN MARTIN

7 goals, 2 injury updates, 1 FA investigation: Arsenal’s weekend

Another Arsenal weekend has been and gone, so what are the most important things you should know from it?
Burnley v Arsenal. Referee Anthony Taylor awards a penalty against Aaron Ramsdale of Arsenal which is later overturned photo by Daniel Chesterton Burnley UK Copyright: Daniel Chesterton

Mail on Sunday moan about ‘extraordinary’ Arsenal VAR call vs Burnley

The Mail on Sunday thinks Burnley's penalty against Arsenal should have stood because the referee didn't make a 'clear and obvious' error.
Trouble breaks out at full time between Arsenal left and Burnley right supporters following the Premier League match at Turf Moor, Burnley Copyright: Russell Hart

Crowd trouble between Arsenal and Burnley fans to be investigated

Crowd trouble that took place at the end of Arsenal's win over Burnley at Turf Moor is to be investigated by the FA.
Premier League Burnley v Arsenal Thomas Partey 5 of Arsenal in action during the game Burnley Turf Moor Lancashire United Kingdom Copyright: Simon Whitehead/News Images

Thomas Partey update after midfielder asks to be subbed

Thomas Partey was replaced after 75 minutes against Burnley on Saturday with the midfielder asking to come off, but is the problem serious?
Brighton and Hove Albion v Arsenal - Premier League - AMEX Stadium Arsenal s Alexandre Lacazette Copyright: Markx Pain

Alexandre Lacazette at Arsenal: Success or failure?

As I was doing some reading this week, I saw an article that claimed, "Lacazette has failed to impress during his time at the Emirates Stadium," and I thought to myself, has he really?
Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte would take Manchester United job but not Arsenal

Antonio Conte would consider becoming Manchester United manager but has no interest in Arsenal or Tottenham. Antonio Conte is the man on everyone's lips, as...
COLOGNE, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 23: Jack Wilshere of Arsenal in action during the UEFA Europa League group H match between 1. FC Koeln and Arsenal FC at RheinEnergieStadion on November 23, 2017 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

As Arsenal talks start, Jack Wilshere’s advisor meets with Australian clubs

Jack Wilshere could be about to move to Australia as the former Arsenal star looks for a new club.
Argentina's Lautaro Martinez celebrates a goal against Brazil during a South American Championship U-20 football match at the Olimpico Atahualpa stadium in Quito, Ecuador on February 8, 2017. Picture: RODRIGO BUENDIA/AFP/Getty Images

Arsenal target ready to sign 5-year-deal

Arsenal were heavily linked with a move for Inter Milan's Lautaro Martinez over the summer but the forward stayed with Inter Milan and is now ready to sign a new deal that will come with an £85m price tag.
Football - 2021 / 2022 Premier League - Burnley vs. Arsenal Martin Odegaard of Arsenal curls a free kick around the Burnley wall to put his team 1-0 ahead in the first half, at Turf Moor. COLORSPORT/ALAN MARTIN

Arsenal player ratings as Aaron Ramsdale helps Gunners win ugly

Arsenal held on to claim another three points with a 1-0 win thanks to Martin Odegaard's super free-kick, some woeful Burnley finishing and Aaron Ramsdale's man-of-the-match performance.
Reiss Nelson with Feyenoord (Photo via Feyenoord.nl)

“It is difficult to explain” why Reiss Nelson still can’t play says Feyenoord boss

Reiss Nelson is still not fit enough to play for Feyenoord, and will miss their showdown with PSV on Sunday.
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“Some clubs are starting to approach Bukayo Saka” says trusted journalist

According to Fabrizio Romano, the well-placed transfer-gossip journalist, clubs are starting to express an interest in Bukayo Saka
Bernd Leno in training with Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal on Twitter)

Juventus want Arsenal man to replace former Arsenal man

According to reports from Italy, Juventus want to sign Bernd Leno to replace Wojciech Szczesny, who has taken an absolute battering this week in the media there.
Feyenoord coach Arne Slot during the UEFA Conference League match between Maccabi Haifa and Feyenoord at the Sammy Ofer Stadium on September 14, 2021 in Haifa, Israel. ANP TOM BODE MULTIMEDIA

"I saw it caused some commotion": Arsenal loanee 'spicy' training comment clarified

Feyenoord's head coach Arne Slot has moved to clarify his 'spicy' comments after some took them as a dig at Arsenal's training methods.
Formula 1 2021: British GP SILVERSTONE CIRCUIT, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 18: Alexandre Lacazette during the British GP at Silverstone Circuit on Sunday July 18, 2021 in Northamptonshire, United Kingdom. (Photo by Zak Mauger LAT Images)

Juventus hoping for Arsenal bargain as striker decision is made

Alexandre Lacazette could be on his way out of Arsenal in January with Juventus interested and the Gunners looking to cash in before he leaves for free.
Karl Hein of Estonia during the International Friendly, Länderspiel, Nationalmannschaft match at Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence. Picture date: 11th November 2020. Photo: Jonathan Moscrop / Sportimage

"A massive club": Arsenal goalkeeper signs new contract

After stalling contract talks, Arsenal and Karl Hein have finally agreed an extension for the Estonian goalkeeper.
12th September 2021 Olimpico Stadium, Rome, Italy Serie A championship football, AS Roma versus US Sassulo Tammy Abraham of As Roma ActionPlus12322475 Allshotlive

Arsenal stopped from buying Chelsea forward because they couldn't sell Lacazette

Arsenal did try to buy Tammy Abraham from Chelsea this summer but their inability to sell Alexandre Lacazette stopped them being able to complete a deal.