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.
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UEFA forced into LGBTQ+ rainbow armband climbdown

UEFA have been forced to close down an investigation into Manuel Neuer's rainbow armband after it was decided the rainbow is not political but a symbol for diversity.
Arsenal's Brazilian defender David Luiz waits for a red card decision during the English Premier League football match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal at the Molineux stadium in Wolverhampton, central England on February 2, 2021. (Photo by Shaun Botterill / POOL / AFP)

Arsenal reject agrees 2-year-deal with Marseille

David Luiz has agreed a two-year deal with Marseille as the defender sits on the verge of a new adventure with a new club.
Belgium's assistant coach Thierry Henry and Belgium s Christian Benteke pictured during a training session of the Belgian national soccer team Red Devils, in Tubize, Wednesday 09 June 2021. The team is preparing for the upcoming Euro 2020 European Championship, EM, Europameisterschaft BRUNO FAHY

Thierry Henry shows he’s still got it in Belgium training

Thierry Henry returned to the Belgium setup as coach ahead of the Euros this summer and has shown that he hasn't lost that magic touch that made him such a superstar with Arsenal.
William Saliba looks on during the French L1 football match between Nice and Bordeaux at the "Allianz Riviera" stadium in Nice, on January 17, 2021. (Photo by Valery HACHE / AFP)

3 clubs want William Saliba including Newcastle United

Marseille are keen to get their hands on William Saliba but face competition from Nice and Newcastle United.
Arsenal's English striker Bukayo Saka celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England on January 26, 2021. (Photo by Frank Augstein / POOL / AFP)

Top 5 most valuable Arsenal players

Everybody at Arsenal, apart from a few players, seem to be for sale, so who are the top 5 most valuable Arsenal players?
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Barcelona interested in Aaron Ramsey as 2 Premier League clubs make ‘concrete’ moves

Aaron Ramsey could be leaving Juventus with Crystal Palace and West Ham making 'concrete moves' and Barcelona also interested.
Serge Gnabry debut for Germany

Why Arsenal really sold Serge Gnabry

As Serge Gnabry became the first German to score a hattrick on his debut in 40 years, many fans were found crying about the fact Arsenal have let him join Werder Bremen.
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2 Arsenal forwards for sale & 2 linked as Xhaka Roma appeal claimed

A quick round-up of the Arsenal transfer gossip going about this weekend not already covered on the site.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 09: Kieran Tierney of Arsenal reacts during the FA Cup Third Round match between Arsenal and Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium on January 09, 2021 in London, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

How much will Kieran Tierney earn with his new 5-year deal?

Kieran Tierney has agreed a new five-year deal to tie him to Arsenal until 2026, putting him on the longest contract at the club so how much will Kieran Tierney earn with his new contract?
Kieran Tierney of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal at Selhurst Park on May 19, 2021 Crystal Palace v Arsenal - Premier League Copyright: Sebastian Frej

Kieran Tierney: I love it at Arsenal

Kieran Tierney has told Four Four Two that he loves it at Arsenal as the defender gets ready to sign a new Arsenal deal.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: Thomas Partey of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on October 25, 2020 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK 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 Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Thomas Partey to get new Arsenal shirt number

Thomas Partey will reportedly change his shirt number from 18 to his preferred option for the new season.
GROSSASPACH, GERMANY - OCTOBER 24: Tabea Kemme of Germany reacts during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Championship Qualifier match between Germany and Faroe Islands at mechatronik Arena on October 24, 2017 in Grossaspach, Germany. (Photo by Simon Hofmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Former Arsenal 29yo narrowly loses election to become president of old club

Tabea Kemme will not be the new president of Turbine Potsdam after a marathon voting session saw her lose by 110 votes to 100 to the 73-year-old incumbent, Rolf Kutzmutz.
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 21: Sead Kolasinac of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Arsenal FC at Bramall Lane on October 21, 2019 in Sheffield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Unlikely clubs circle for 2 unwanted Arsenal men

Sead Kolasinac has more suitors trying to tempt him far away from Arsenal while Boca Juniors are 'insisting' on Lucas Torreira.
Leonie Maier 20 Arsenal during the Vitality Womens FA Cup 5th round match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace at Meadow Park, Borehamwood, England. WFAC - Arsenal and Crystal Palace

Arsenal free agent going to Everton

Arsenal were reportedly close to signing Kenza Dali after it was announced that the West Ham midfielder would be leaving the club this summer at the end of her contract but it seems she will now be signing for Everton.
Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League - King Power Stadium Leicester City's James Maddison during the Premier League match at the King Power Stadium, Leicester. Picture date: Sunday, May 23, 2021. Copyright: Mike Egerton

Arsenal pros and cons of bids for Ben White and James Maddison

This week, we weigh up the pros and cons of Arsenal bids for Ben White and James Maddison, wonder who will replace Xhaka, and ask 'What system does Arteta want to play anyway?'
Michael Olise 7 during the EFL Sky Bet Championship match between Reading and Huddersfield Town at the Madejski Stadium, Reading, England on 8 May 2021. Copyright: Nigel Keene

19yo urged to snub Arsenal and Chelsea to avoid Wilfried Zaha's fate

Michael Olise has been advised to stay with the Royals for at least another year as links to Arsenal, Chelsea and a host of others start to swirl.
Tabea Kemme signs for Arsenal Women. Arsenal Women Signings. Arsenal Training Ground. London Colney, Herts, 22/5/18. Credit : Arsenal Football Club / David Price.

Former Arsenal 29yo running to become president in Women's Bundesliga

Former Arsenal full-back, Tabea Kemme,wants to win the presidency of her former club when the election takes place on 18 June amid a battle of old vs new, male vs female.
GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - OCTOBER 23: Vivianne Miedema of the Netherlands in action during the UEFA Women's EURO 2022 qualifier match between Netherlands Women's and Estonia Womens's at Hitachi Capital Mobility Stadion on October 23, 2020 in Groningen, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Lyon forward deal agreed, new Arsenal contract and 3 Olympic call ups

Three Arsenal players have been called up for the summer Olympics, due to take place in Japan, while their top centreback has signed a new deal.
Emile Smith Rowe

Arsenal reject £25m bid as own £40m bid expected to fail

According to David Ornstein, Arsenal have rejected a cheeky £25m bid from Aston Villa for Emile Smith Rowe while Arsenal's £40m bid for Ben...
Nicolas Pepe celebrates scoring their side s second goal of the game during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday May 23, 2021.Copyright: Alastair Grant

Arsenal get Chelsea and Manchester City in opening 3 Premier League games

The Premier League fixtures have been revealed for the new season and Arsenal will start their campaign with a trip to newly promoted Brentford and finish with a home match against Everton.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with Arsenal (Photo via Getty Images)

Arsenal odds to win the Premier League

How Arsenal’s chances of winning the Premier League title altered as the 2020/21 season progressed and what were the key turning points for the Gunners.
Arsenal's English striker Bukayo Saka celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England on January 26, 2021. (Photo by Frank Augstein / POOL / AFP)

Arsenal 19yo sensation named on Golden Boy long-list

After a stellar season, Bukayo Saka has been named on the initial 100-player strong Golden Boy list.
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Arsenal 28yo heavily criticised for Euro performance as he dyes hair blonde

Granit Xhaka's opening Euro 2020 appearance has been met with heavy criticism from pundits back home who questioned his leadership skills.
Joe Willock of Newcastle United celebrates with Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce after scoring in added time to level the score at 1-1 ActionPlus David Blunsden

Arsenal willingness to deal with Newcastle raises Willock hopes

Newcastle are growing reportedly optimistic that they can sign Joe Willock this summer with Arsenal seen to be willing to do a deal, if the price is right.
Nabil Fekir of Real Betis Balompie during the La Liga Santander match between Athletic Club de Bilbao and Real Madrid at Estadio San Mames in Bilbao, Spain. Sevilla Spain Copyright: DAX Images

Arsenal make offer for 27yo 6 years after father urged him to join

Arsenal have reportedly submitted an offer for Nabil Fekir but it's not enough to convince Real Betis to sell.
Donny van de Beek warming up before the Premier League match at Old Trafford, Manchester. Issue date: Tuesday June 8, 2021.Copyright: Michael Regan

Arsenal contact Manchester United about 24yo midfielder

Arsenal have reportedly made contact with Manchester United and/or Donny van de Beek's representatives as they consider a move for the boyfriend of Dennis Bergkamp's daughter.
Kieran Tierney with Scotland (Photo via ScotlandNT on Twitter)

Kieran Tierney problem explained by Scotland manager

Kieran Tierney was a surprise omission from Scotland's first squad for Euro 2020 when it was announced on Monday afternoon ahead of their game against Czech Republic.
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Arsenal flop voted Relegated Player of the Season

Shkodran Mustafi's poor season has been capped off by being voted 'Relegated Player of the Season' in Germany.
LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY: Matteo Guendouzi of Berlin is seen with Florian Wirtz of Leverkusen during the Bundesliga match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Hertha BSC at BayArena on November 29, 2020. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Not at any cost: Arsenal stand firm in 22yo's price

Matteo Guendouzi and Marseille may have found an agreement but it seems that the two clubs are still some distance apart with Le10Sport in France calling Arsenal 'greedy'.
Kieran Tierney right and Israel s Eran Zahavi in action during the UEFA Nations League Group F match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. Copyright: Andrew Milligan

Kieran Tierney is “Scotland’s best player by a country mile” says Rangers legend

Barry Ferguson believes that Kieran Tierney can lead Scotland to greatness in the Euros and he doesn't care if you think he's gone a bit bananas.
Arsenal away shirt 2021/22

What Arsenal shirt numbers are available for new players?

As the new season approaches and the transfer window gets going, all these wonderful, shiny new Arsenal signings are going to need a shirt number, so what Arsenal shirt numbers are available at the club?
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 30: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal applauds after the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal FC at Old Trafford on September 30, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Granit Xhaka takes hefty pay cut to leave Arsenal and join Roma

Granit Xhaka appears to be taking a substantial paycut to leave Arsenal and sign for Jose Mourinho at Roma but will benefit from a tax break called the 'brain return'.
Martin Odegaard during the UEFA Europa League Semi Final at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date: Thursday May 6, 2021. Copyright: John Walton

Real Madrid make Martin Odegaard contract decision

Real Madrid are reportedly preparing a new deal for Martin Odegaard with the midfielder's current deal set to expire in two years.
TURIN, ITALY - JANUARY 19: Aaron Ramsey of Juventus FC looks on during the Serie A match between Juventus and Parma Calcio at Allianz Stadium on January 19, 2020 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Aaron Ramsey opens up on 2 years of Juventus frustrations amid Arsenal links

Aaron Ramsey has seemingly opened the door for a departure from Juventus two years after arriving on a free.
Francis Coquelin v Manchester United

5 in: Marseille could look like mini-Arsenal by the end of the summer

By the end of the summer, Marseille could look like a mini-Arsenal old boys club as they try to sign three former players and two already at the club.
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Hibs want to allow 5,000 fans for Arsenal friendly

Hibs will apply to have up to 5,000 supporters at Easter Road for the visit of Arsenal for their pre-season friendly in July.
DORTMUND, GERMANY - MARCH 22: Lukas Podolski of Germany shows appreciation to the fans after his last international match for Germany after the international friendly match between Germany and England at Signal Iduna Park on March 22, 2017 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Get on my nerves: Lukas Podolski hits out at player's wives

Lukas Podolski has criticised the wives of footballers in a bit of a rant that comes with quite heavy sexist undertones.
Arsenal's German defender Per Mertesacker (L) and German striker Lukas Podolski (R) attend a training session at the London Colney, North London, on November 3, 2014, on the eve of the UEFA Champions League Group D football match between Arsenal and Anderlecht. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK

36yo Arsenal fan favourite no plans to retire, could go to Mexico

Lukas Podolski has no plans to hang up his boots just yet because, despite being 36, the German feels he has another one or two years left in him.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 15: Emile Smith Rowe of Arsenal comes on for Mesut Ozil of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on December 15, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Emile Smith Rowe likely to get new shirt number

Emile Smith Rowe's shirt number looks set to change to the vacant number 10 shirt for the start of the new season.
Mikel Arteta File Photo File photo dated 08-11-2020 of Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta.Copyright: Andy Rain

Arsenal end of season review and awards

Matthew is joined by Stephen and Paul to review Arsenal's 2020-21 season, and they also have an impromptu end of season awards ceremony.