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.
Croatia's defender #22 Josip Juranovic (L) and Belgium's midfielder #08 Youri Tielemans run for the ball during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group F football match between Croatia and Belgium at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Al-Rayyan, west of Doha on December 1, 2022. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images)

Barcelona stop Tielemans chase, believe Arsenal move agreed

Barcelona have reportedly stopped trying to get Youri Tielemans to sign for them as the Spaniards believe he has agreed to sign for Arsenal.
FC Barcelona's head coach Xavi looks down during a press conference in Plzen, Czech Republic, on October 31, 2022, on the eve of the UEFA Champions League Group C football match FC Viktoria Plzen v FC Barcelona. (Photo by Michal Cizek / AFP) (Photo by MICHAL CIZEK/AFP via Getty Images)

Barcelona struggle for friendly after Arsenal and Juventus snub

Barcelona are reportedly still looking for an opponent to play during the World Cup break after being rebuffed by both Arsenal and Juventus.
England's forward #17 Bukayo Saka celebrates scoring his team's third goal during the Qatar 2022 World Cup round of 16 football match between England and Senegal at the Al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, north of Doha on December 4, 2022.(Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Bukayo Saka buzzing after England 3-0 win

Bukayo Saka scored his third World Cup goal as England brushed Senegal aside on Sunday night to set up a showdown with France in the quarter-finals and the Arsenal man couldn't have been happier after the final whistle.
Director sports Sven Mislintat of Stuttgart reacts prior the Second Bundesliga match between FC Erzgebirge Aue and VfB Stuttgart at Erzgebirgsstadion on August 23, 2019 in Aue, Germany.

Sven Mislintat leaves Stuttgart amid Jurgen Klopp reunion talk

Sven Mislintat has left Stuttgart at the end of his contract after rejecting an extension and is being heavily linked with a return to the Premier League with Liverpool.
FLORENCE, ITALY - MAY 24: Ibrahima Bamba of Italy looks on during a Italy training session at Centro Tecnico Federale di Coverciano on May 24, 2022 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

Arsenal ask about Ibrahima Bamba as PSG show interest

Arsenal are reportedly 'keeping tabs' on Vitoria Guimaraes's 20-year-old midfielder, Ibrahima Bamba, even though the player is not expected to move in the January window.
LUSAIL CITY, QATAR - DECEMBER 02: Gabriel Jesus of Brazil in action during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group G match between Cameroon and Brazil at Lusail Stadium on December 02, 2022 in Lusail City, Qatar. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Gabriel Jesus injury possibly worse than feared

After the news that Gabriel Jesus would miss the rest of the World Cup comes the blow that the forward is facing up to three months on the sidelines with his injury much worse than feared.
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 25: Mykhaylo Mudryk of Shakhtar Donetsk celebrates scoring their side's first goal during the UEFA Champions League group F match between Celtic FC and Shakhtar Donetsk at Celtic Park on October 25, 2022 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Arsenal agree £40m deal to 21yo winger - report

After months of being linked with him, Arsenal have reportedly agreed a deal worth around £40m to sign Mykhaylo Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk.
VIGO, SPAIN - AUGUST 20: Dani Ceballos of Real Madrid CF sits on the bench before the LaLiga Santander match between RC Celta de Vigo and Real Madrid CF at Estadio Balaidos on August 20, 2022 in Vigo, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

Betis to sell to sign Arsenal flop from Real Madrid

Real Betis still want to sign Dani Ceballos from Real Madrid but in order to do so they will need to sell one or two of their bigger named players, both of whom have been linked with Arsenal.
Marseille's Portuguese defender Nuno Tavares celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the French L1 football match between Stade Brestois 29 (Brest) and Olympique de Marseille (OM) at Stade Francis-Le Ble in Brest, western France on August 14, 2022. (Photo by FRED TANNEAU / AFP)

Juventus want Arsenal 22yo loan cancelled

Juventus reportedly want Nuno Tavares to replace Alex Sandro who will leave the club in the summer and could even push to sign him in January.
Villarreal's Nigerian midfielder Samuel Chukwueze reacts during the UEFA Europa Conference League, 1st round day 3, Group C football match between Villarreal CF and FK Austria Wien at the Ciutat de Valencia stadium in Valencia on October 6, 2022. (Photo by JOSE JORDAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Winger Arsenal thought they’d signed 7 years ago back in demand

Arsenal are reportedly one of three clubs keeping an eye on Villarreal's 23-year-old winger, Samuel Chukwueze, a player they almost signed seven years ago when they brought Kelechi Nwakali to the club.
Milan's CEO Ivan Gazidis looks on prior to the Italian Serie A football match between Torino and AC Milan on April 28, 2019 at the Grande Torino stadium in Turin. (Photo by MARCO BERTORELLO / AFP)

Ivan Gazidis to leave AC Milan on Monday

Ivan Gazidis will leave AC Milan on 5 December after joining the Italians in 2018 when he left Arsenal.
The Emirates Stadium as the exterior artwork is removed (Photo via u/rjbao on Reddit)

Arsenal v Newcastle kick-off time moved for broadcasters

The kick-off time for Arsenal's game against Newcastle United at the Emirates which is due to be the first game of 2023 has been moved by 15 minutes to accommodate the wishes of broadcasters.
DOHA, QATAR - NOVEMBER 26: Ben White of England looks on during the England Training Session at Al Wakrah Stadium on November 26, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Ben White returns home from World Cup

On Wednesday evening, Arsenal and the FA confirmed that Ben White had returned from the World Cup in Qatar due to 'personal reasons'.
Shakhtar Donetsk Ukranian forward Mykhaylo Mudryk gives a press conference on the eve of their UEFA Champions League 1st round day 3 group F football match against Real Madrid, at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on October 4, 2022.(Photo by JAVIER SORIANO/AFP via Getty Images)

Real Madrid or Arsenal? “I would probably choose Arsenal” says Mudryk

Arsenal appear to be closing in on the signing of Shakhtar Donetsk's Mykhaylo Mudryk in the January window with media reports in England, Spain and Italy all pointing towards a deal and the player, speaking 'hypothetically' saying he would 'choose Arsenal'.
Leicester City's first team coach Kolo Toure warms up the players ahead of the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, on July 19, 2020. (Photo by MICHAEL REGAN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Kolo Toure becomes Wigan Head Coach, brings in former Arsenal u23 head

Kolo Toure has been appointed first team coach at Wigan and has hired former Arsenal u23s head coach, Kevin Betsy, to work alongside him.
England's Bukayo Saka celebrates scoring his team's fourth goal during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group B football match between England and Iran at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha on November 21, 2022. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

5 to renew, 3 to expire? Arsenal contracts

Arsenal are trying to tie down a number of players to new deals, but some of the players they are not offering contracts to is quite telling.
Endrick (via Twitter)

Barcelona confirm talks with Brazilian sensation

Barcelona have confirmed that they held talks with Endrick, the Brazilian teen sensation who is tipped to move to Europe sooner rather than later.
Germany's forward #19 Leroy Sane talks with coach #00 Hans-Dieter Flick during a training session at the Al Shamal Stadium in Al Shamal, north of Doha on November 26, 2022, on the eve of the Qatar 2022 World Cup football match between Spain and Germany. (Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal make Leroy Sane enquiry

Arsenal have apparently submitted an enquiry about signing Leroy Sane from Bayern Munich.
Arsenals Dutch forward Vivianne Miedema (C) celebrates with Arsenals Irish forward Katie McCabe (R) after scoring a goal during the UEFA Women's Champions League Group C football match between Juventus and Arsenal at the Juventus stadium in Turin on November 24, 2022. (Photo by MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP via Getty Images)

Shame: Arsenal forward hits out at football calendar causing injuries

Vivianne Miedema has hit out over the amount of games squeezed into the football calendar for both men and women as more players pick up injuries.
Palmeiras' Danilo celebrates after defeating Atletico Mineiro at the end of their Copa Libertadores football tournament quarterfinals all-Brazilian first leg match at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on August 3, 2022. (Photo by DOUGLAS MAGNO / AFP) (Photo by DOUGLAS MAGNO/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal Danilo bid after World Cup group stages

Arsenal are reportedly going to place a bid for Danilo in the 'coming weeks' according to a report from Brazil.
Netherlands' forward #08 Cody Gakpo celebrates after he scored his team's first goal during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group A football match between the Netherlands and Ecuador at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha on November 25, 2022. (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP via Getty Images)

Manchester United favourites to sign 23yo goalscorer ahead of Arsenal

Manchester United are reportedly in pole position to sign PSV Eindhoven's Cody Gakpo in the January window with their need now said to be greater than Arsenal's.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 20: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League group A match between Arsenal FC and PSV Eindhoven at Emirates Stadium on October 20, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsenal pushing Arteta to sign new deal amid Barcelona interest – report

A report from Spain claims that Arsenal are pushing Mikel Arteta to sign a new long-term contract but that the manager is in no hurry with apparent interest coming from elsewhere.
DOHA, QATAR - NOVEMBER 23: Takehiro Tomiyasu of Japan competes for a header against the Germany defence during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group E match between Germany and Japan at Khalifa International Stadium on November 23, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Takuma Asano downs Germany as Tomiyasu helps comeback

Japan provided another World Cup shock on Wednesday afternoon as they came from behind to beat Germany 2-1.
England's forward #17 Bukayo Saka celebrates scoring his team's fourth goal during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group B football match between England and Iran at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha on November 21, 2022. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP) (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

New Saka contract will see wages rise to £200kpw+

With Bukayo Saka in talks with Arsenal over extending his current contract, both the Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph report the same information regarding the new salary the club are offering him.
LEIPZIG, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 23: Close Up of the Captains 1 Love (One Love) armband of Germany during the UEFA Nations League League A Group 3 match between Germany and Hungary at Red Bull Arena on September 23, 2022 in Leipzig, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Germany consider legal action over FIFA OneLove armband ban

The German Football Association (DFB) are considering taking legal action against FIFA after the sport's governing body banned teams from wearing a OneLove captain's armband.
Spain's forward Marco Asensio attends a training session at the Qatar University training site in Doha on November 19, 2022, ahead of the Qatar 2022 World Cup football tournament. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO/AFP via Getty Images)

Real Madrid 26yo responds amid Arsenal free transfer rumours

Marco Asensio has said he wants to stay at Real Madrid for another 10 years amid rumours Arsenal are interested in signing him on a free transfer in the summer.
DOHA, QATAR - NOVEMBER 21: Memphis Depay of The Netherlands in action during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group A match between Senegal and Netherlands at Al Thumama Stadium on November 21, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Arsenal interest in Barcelona forward who said no to Tottenham

Arsenal are reportedly considering making a move for Barcelona's Memphis Depay, depending on how the player does at the World Cup.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 27: Beth Mead of Arsenal looks on during the UEFA Women's Champions League group C match between Arsenal and FC Zürich at Emirates Stadium on October 27, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

ACL rupture confirmed for Arsenal forward

Arsenal have confirmed that Beth Mead ruptured her ACL in the game against Manchester United and is now set for an extended spell on the sidelines.
DOHA, QATAR - NOVEMBER 21: Bukayo Saka of England celebrates after scoring their team's fourth goal during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group B match between England and IR Iran at Khalifa International Stadium on November 21, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Unbelievable: Declan Rice hails Bukayo Saka’s ‘strength of character’

Bukayo Saka needs no reminder of what happened at the last major tournament England played in but after his special performance in their first World Cup game, Declan Rice has hailed his teammate for his strength of character.
Real Madrid's Spanish midfielder Marco Asensio celebrates after scoring his team's fourth goal during the UEFA Champions League 1st round day 6 Group F football match between Real Madrid CF and Celtic FC at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on November 2, 2022. (Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP via Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta wants Real Madrid 25yo on free transfer

According to a report from Spain, Mikel Arteta is the main man driving Arsenal's interest in Marco Asensio.
Alberto Moleiro via Instagram

19yo Spanish Attacking midfielder catches Arsenal’s attention

Arsenal are apparently interested in signing Las Palmas' 19-year-old attacking midfielder, Alberto Moleiro.
France's players gather during team's captain's run on the eve of the autumn international rugby union test match between France and Japan at Stadium de Toulouse, south-western France, on November 19, 2022. (Photo by LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP via Getty Images)

Arteta goes to Florida as Arsenal send 2 coaches to France rugby team

Two coaches from Arsenal have been out with the France rugby side as part of an initiative to learn from other sports but Mikel Arteta did not join them as he was in Florida on 'another subject'.
TRING, ENGLAND - JUNE 10: World XI FC Manager, Arsene Wenger during a Soccer Aid for Unicef 2022 Training Session at Champneys Tring on June 10, 2022 in Tring, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

Arsene Wenger predicts England’s World Cup

Arsene Wenger has tipped England to do well in the World Cup as they get ready to kick-off their tournament on Monday against Iran, but he doesn't think they will win it.
DOHA, QATAR - NOVEMBER 18: Bukayo Saka (c) alongside Raheem Stirling (l) and Marcus Rashford (r) during the England Training Session at Al Wakrah Stadium on November 18, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Bukayo Saka funds successful ‘life-changing’ surgeries for 120 children

Bukayo Saka has funded 120 operations described as 'life-changing' for children in Nigeria after he partnered up with the Charity BigShoe.
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 24: An LED board inside the stadium displays a message reading "record ticket sales" during the FA Women's Super League match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on September 24, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Arsenal confirm they want all Arsenal women’s matches at Emirates

Arsenal chief executive Vinai Venkatesham has told the Telegraph in an exclusive interview that the club want to see Arsenal women sharing the Emirates Stadium on a full-time basis with the men's side.
Sadd's midfielder Santi Cazorla looks on during the AFC Champions League group E match between Qatar's al-Sadd and Jordan's al-Wehdat at Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium in Saudi Arabia's Dammam on April 15, 2022. (Photo by YOUSEF DOUBISI/AFP via Getty Images)

Santi Cazorla to speak with Arsenal about return

Santi Cazorla wants to come back to Arsenal in a coaching capacity and says he wanted to stay at the club after the injury that almost ended his career.
Arsenal's Scottish defender Kieran Tierney looks on after his shirt was torn during the UEFA Europa League Group A football match between Arsenal and FC Zurich at The Arsenal Stadium in London, on November 3, 2022. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Kieran Tierney: It hurts

Kieran Tierney says 'it hurts' knowing he will spend the next four weeks watching the World Cup rather than playing at it.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 27: Beth Mead of Arsenal looks on during the UEFA Women's Champions League group C match between Arsenal and FC Zürich at Emirates Stadium on October 27, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

4 out but Miedema and others available for Manchester United

Jonas Eidevall has given updates on Arsenal's injured players ahead of the game against Manchester United on Saturday at the Emirates.
WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 12: William Saliba of Arsenal warms up prior to the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal FC at Molineux on November 12, 2022 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Harriet Lander/Getty Images)

French report claims Saliba interest in PSG project

Sport in France claim that William Saliba is "ready to stick a knife in the back of Marseille" due to his interest in PSG's 'Parisian project'.
WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 12: Martin Odegaard of Arsenal celebrates in front of the fans after the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal FC at Molineux on November 12, 2022 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Episode 344: Arsenal top of the League for Christmas!

Matthew is joined by Paul to reflect on a comfortable win away at Wolves, and extending our lead at the top of the League.