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.
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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.
Bukayo Saka

“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.
Reiss Nelson with Feyenoord (Photo via Feyenoord.nl)

Arsenal loanee injured after 'more spicy' sessions than Arteta training

Reiss Nelson has not been included in Feyenoord's squad and their manager has revealed the forward is finding their training sessions 'a bit more spicy' than at Arsenal.
Bruno Spindel, Rodolfo Landim, David Luiz and Marcos Braz hold the Flamengo shirt, in the player's presentation to the club Image: Marcelo Cortes / Flamengo

Arsenal reject hails 'positive' dressing room at new club

David Luiz has given his first interview as a new Flamengo player saying he will have no trouble adapting due to the positive atmosphere in the dressing room.
SHANGHAI, CHINA - JULY 19: Player of West Ham United Jack Wilshere looks during pre-match press conference of Premier League Asia Trophy on July 19, 2019 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images for Premier League)

Wilshere hopes to talk to Arsenal as Arteta opens door

Jack Wilshere is hoping to "have a conversation with someone" at Arsenal "over the next couple of days after Mikel Arteta said the door was always open for him to train with the team.
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“It’s a sensitive subject” says Wenger when asked about Arteta and Arsenal

Arsene Wenger was coy when asked about Arsenal and Mikel Arteta given their awful start to the season but he wished them well as...
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)

What Arsenal players are out of contract in 2022?

The transfer window is now closed and the players remaining at Arsenal with one year left on their contracts are likely to leave for nothing next summer if the club can't find a buyer in January, so who is on their way out?
April 29, 2021, Villarreal, Spain: Unai Emery of Villarreal CF and Mikel Arteta of Arsenal FC are seen during the UEFA Europa League Semi Final First Leg football match between Villarreal and Arsenal at Estadio de la Ceramica. Villarreal Spain Copyright: Xisco Navarro

How many Emery players has Mikel Arteta got rid of?

Unai Emery signed 12 players when he was Arsenal boss, so how many are left at the club and has Mikel Arteta really been clearing them all out?
Mikel Arteta Arsenal head coach after a miss at the EPL match Arsenal v Norwich City, at the Emirates Stadium, London, UK on 11th September, 2021.

Arsenal fall behind Tottenham in UEFA rankings

Arsenal are set to fall behind Tottenham in the UEFA rankings for the first time in 29 years despite spending most of those 29 years in Europe when Spurs were not.
Mikel Arteta Arsenal head coach at the EPL match Arsenal v Norwich City, at the Emirates Stadium, London, UK on 11th September, 2021.

Mikel Arteta's comments seem to reveal more than he intends

Mikel Arteta says he sometimes feels like hitting himself when things don't go well but his comments may have revealed a little more than he intended.
Reiss Nelson with Feyenoord (Photo via Feyenoord.nl)

Reiss Nelson not fit enough to make debut

Reiss Nelson has not been included in Feyenoord's squad for their Europa Conference game this week because he isn't fit enough to take part.
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16-month deal official: Arsenal reject finally finds new club

David Luiz has finally found a new home after leaving Arsenal this summer as the defender puts pen to paper on a deal with Flamengo until the end of 2022.
West Bromwich Albion v Millwall - Sky Bet Championship - The Hawthorns Millwall s Daniel Ballard celebrates scoring his side s first goal of the game during the Sky Bet Championship match at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich. Picture date: Saturday September 11, 2021. Copyright: David Davies

Arsenal loanee scores again as 8 get minutes in

Arsenal currently have 17 players out on loan and eight of them were in action this weekend.
Arsenal v Norwich City Premier League Aaron Ramsdale of Arsenal during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London Copyright: Paul Chesterton

Arsenal new star signing: We have been working so hard

Many were surprised to see Aaron Ramsdale start for Arsenal against Norwich by the Gunners' newbie was expecting it and now he wants to build on the side's first win and cleansheet.
Huddersfield Town's Yaya Sanogo during the Sky Bet Championship match at the John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield. Picture date: Friday, March 5, 2021. Copyright: Tim Goode

4 ex-Arsenal players still available for free

The transfer window is now closed but there are a few former Arsenal men still seeking a new home.
Aaron Ramsdale A celebrates the win at the EPL match Arsenal v Norwich City, at the Emirates Stadium, London, UK on 11th September, 2021.

4 Arsenal teams undefeated this weekend, winning 3, scoring 11

All four Arsenal teams were in action this weekend with the men playing Norwich, the women facing Reading, the u23s playing Manchester United and the u18s taking on Southampton, so how did they all do?
Hector Bellerin at Real Betis

"Football is not just money" says Arsenal man after leaving

Hector Bellerin has been speaking about why he wanted to play for Real Betis but wouldn't be drawn on if he wants to stay there more than one season.
Joseph Olowu with Arsenal (Photo via Instagram)

Released Arsenal youngster finds news club after Manchester United trial

Released by Arsenal in July at the end of his contract, Joseph Olowu has finally found a new club, signing for Doncaster Rovers where he will play with Arsenal loanee Matt Smith.
AMSTERDAM Ajax technical director Marc Overmars during the Dutch Eredivisie match between Ajax Amsterdam and FC Emmen at the Johan Cruijff Arena on May 2, 2021 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands ANP MAURICE VAN STEEN Dutch Eredivisie 2020 2021 xVIxANPxSportx xxANPxIVx 430942719

Marc Overmars says he would choose Barcelona over Arsenal

With much talk around the futures of Mikel Arteta and Edu, names are starting to be linked with both jobs and, in Marc Overmars, there is a name at the top of one of the piles.
Folarin Balogun after signing his new long-term contract with Arsenal (Photo via Balogun on Twitter)

Folarin Balogun scores 2 as Arsenal u23s beat Manchester United

Folarin Balogun hit a brace for the u23s as they swept past Manchester United 3-1 on Saturday with a side captained by Eddie Nketiah.
Takehiro Tomiyasu A at the EPL match Arsenal v Norwich City, at the Emirates Stadium, London, UK on 11th September, 2021.

Arteta explains Tomiyasu and Sambi fitness problems

After Arsenal's win against Norwich, Mikel Arteta explained why he took Takehiro Tomiyasu off and what Albert Sambi Lokonga's problem was during the international break.
Aaron Ramsdale A celebrates the win at the EPL match Arsenal v Norwich City, at the Emirates Stadium, London, UK on 11th September, 2021.

Arteta throws down challenge to Aaron Ramsdale and Bernd Leno

Aaron Ramsdale got his Premier League debut for Arsenal against Norwich on Saturday and we could well see him take the number one shirt given what Mikel Arteta said after the game.
Mikel Arteta Arsenal head coach after a miss at the EPL match Arsenal v Norwich City, at the Emirates Stadium, London, UK on 11th September, 2021.

Mikel Arteta hails ‘best 10 to 15 days’ he’s ever had in football

After Arsenal's win over Norwich on Saturday to claim their first win of the season, Mikel Arteta called the last two weeks the 'best' of his footballing life.
Mikel Arteta Arsenal head coach after a miss at the EPL match Arsenal v Norwich City, at the Emirates Stadium, London, UK on 11th September, 2021.

2 standouts: Arsenal player ratings vs Norwich

Arsenal finally got a win and a goal on Saturday when they beat Norwich 1-0 at the Emirates, but how did the players rate?
Hector Bellerin at Real Betis

Mikel Arteta explains why Hector Bellerin wanted to leave

Hector Bellerin took his first steps away from Arsenal this summer when he left for Real Betis but why did he really want to leave Arsenal where he was adored?
LUTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 21: (L-R) Sead Kolasinac and Shkodran Mustafi of Arsenal at Luton Airport on October 21, 2020 in Luton, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal flop shirt number mess cleared up after La Liga refusal

Shkodran Mustafi's shirt debacle at Levante seems to have been sorted out with La Liga registering the player with his preferred number after refusing to do so.
Arsenal's Invincibles LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Arsenal's Patrick Vieira (L) and Thierry Henry celebrate after winning the Premiership title and defeating Leicsester City 15 May, 2004 at Highbury in London. Arsenal defeated Leicester City 2-1 and finish the season undefeated. AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)

He’s a different level: Patrick Vieira compares Harry Kane and Thierry Henry

Patrick Vieira thrashed Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday but before the game, the Arsenal legend was asked to compare Harry Kane with Thierry Henry, leaving no doubt about who he thought was a better player.
Belgium s Albert Sambi Lokonga pictured during a press moment of Belgian national soccer team Red Devils to prepare three qualification games for the 2022 World Cup, Monday 30 August 2021 in Tubize. Copyright VIRGINIE LEFOUR

Albert Sambi Lokonga Arsenal boost ahead of Norwich

Albert Sambi Lokonga did not make the Belgium squad for two of their three matches during this interlull because a 'discomfort' in training but he looks to have recovered in time to face Norwich.
Takehiro Tomiyasu Arsenal

New Arsenal signing cleared to play against Norwich City

Takehiro Tomiyasu is available for selection for Arsenal this weekend after the defender's work permit was granted.

Emile Smith Rowe Arsenal boost ahead of Norwich game

Emile Smith Rowe could be in line to feature for Arsenal against Norwich this weekend after the midfielder returned to training following his illness.