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.
Former Arsenal striker Dennis Bergkamp poses on May 28, 2008 on the first day of a national football coach course in Zeist. Bergkamp has the ambition of becoming a coach after his farewell as a player in 2006.(Photo by KOEN VAN WEEL/ANP/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal legend wants return to football

Dennis Bergkamp, the iconic former Arsenal and Ajax player, reveals his intention to return to football coaching, emphasising youth development.
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Arsenal scouting American 19yo Rokas Pukstas

Arsenal show interest in American midfielder Rokas Pukstas, a rising star at Hajduk Split, as they scout his performances in Croatia.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND: Unai Emery, Manager of Aston Villa, reacts prior to the Premier League match between Manchester City and Aston Villa at Etihad Stadium on February 12, 2023. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Aston Villa coy on injuries ahead of Arsenal clash

Ahead of Arsenal's Premier League match against Aston Villa, Unai Emery prepares to assess his squad, while Mikel Arteta updates on Arsenal's team condition.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 23: Arsenal Unveil New Head Coach Unai Emery at Emirates Stadium on May 23, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Unai Emery Arsenal revisionism needs to stop

Recently, we've seen a number of people attempt to rewrite Unai Emery's time at Arsenal on the back of his success at Aston Villa, but Arsenal fans remember the truth.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal lifts the FA Cup Trophy after his teams victory in the Heads Up FA Cup Final match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on August 01, 2020 in London, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsenal FA Cup date with Liverpool set

Arsenal's FA Cup third-round tie against Liverpool is set for January 7 at Emirates Stadium
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Arsenal announce new commercial partner

Arsenal partners with China's ZC Rubber, enhancing global presence and marketing reach through this significant collaboration in football and business.
CRAWLEY, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 19: Frida Maanum of Arsenal celebrates after scoring the team's third goal during the Barclays Women´s Super League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal FC at Broadfield Stadium on November 19, 2023 in Crawley, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Arsenal star named FSA Women’s Player of the Year

Frida Maanum of Arsenal wins the FSA Women’s Player of the Year 2023 for her outstanding WSL season
LUTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Declan Rice of Arsenal celebrates after scoring the team's fourth goal during the Premier League match between Luton Town and Arsenal FC at Kenilworth Road on December 05, 2023 in Luton, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal players sing Declan Rice song in dressing room

Arsenal's thrilling win over Luton, featuring Rice's last-gasp goal and "Ice Ice Baby" celebration, highlights their Premier League lead and team spirit
LUTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Declan Rice of Arsenal celebrates victory with teammate Gabriel after defeating Luton Town 4-3 with a last minute winner during the Premier League match between Luton Town and Arsenal FC at Kenilworth Road on December 05, 2023 in Luton, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s late win a testament to squad’s spirit

Arsenal's exhilarating late victory over Luton Town highlights their never-say-die attitude, showcasing Arteta's impact on the team's spirit
LUTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal, celebrates after Declan Rice of Arsenal (not pictured) scores the team's fourth goal during the Premier League match between Luton Town and Arsenal FC at Kenilworth Road on December 05, 2023 in Luton, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta banned for Aston Villa after Rice goal celebrations

Mikel Arteta faces a touchline ban following his celebration of Arsenal's dramatic late winner against Luton Town in a thrilling Premier League match.
SEVILLE, SPAIN - OCTOBER 24: Takehiro Tomiyasu of Arsenal FC looks on during the UEFA Champions League match between Sevilla FC and Arsenal FC at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on October 24, 2023 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images)

Bad news in latest Takehiro Tomiyasu update

Arsenal face a setback as Mikel Arteta confirms Takehiro Tomiyasu's calf injury post-Luton win.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Ben White of Arsenal looks on during the pre-season friendly match between Arsenal FC and AS Monaco at Emirates Stadium on August 02, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Arsenal injury updates pre-Luton Town

Get the latest team news as Arsenal gear up for a historic Premier League match against Luton Town, their first in 32 years, as they aim to maintain their league lead.
Wolverhampton Wanderers' English head coach Gary O'Neil (R) confronts Referee Peter Bankes after the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 2, 2023.(Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal accused of time wasting by Wolves manager

Wolves manager Gary O'Neil criticises Arsenal for time-wasting in their narrow 2-1 victory, despite acknowledging he'd employ similar tactics.
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 20: Luis Rubiales, President of the Royal Spanish Federation greets Aitana Bonmati of Spain after the FIFA Women's World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 Final match between Spain and England at Stadium Australia on August 20, 2023 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsenal defender backs Jenni Hermoso in court against Luis Rubiales

Arsenal's Laia Codina corroborates teammate Jenni Hermoso's claim of a non-consensual incident with Luis Rubiales, highlighting challenges in women's sports
LONDON, ENGLAND: Fabio Vieira of Arsenal celebrates after scoring the team's fourth goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Sheffield United at Emirates Stadium on October 28, 2023. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Arsenal midfielder undergoes operation on groin

Arsenal brace for vital Champions League clash with player updates: Vieira undergoes surgery, White likely to return. Get all the latest Arsenal injury news
Marseille's Italian head coach Gennaro Gattuso (back) hugs Marseille's Gabonese forward #10 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (R) and Marseille's French midfielder #34 Bilal Nadir (L) after winning the UEFA Europa League Group B football match between Olympique Marseille and AEK Athens at Stade Velodrome in Marseille, southern France on October 26, 2023. (Photo by CLEMENT MAHOUDEAU/AFP via Getty Images)

Criticism of former Arsenal captain grows

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's move to Olympique de Marseille has become a subject of intense scrutiny, with the once-prolific striker struggling to replicate his scoring feats in Ligue 1, leading to widespread criticism.
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal, looks on during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal FC at St. James Park on November 04, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Ridiculous VAR panel rules on Newcastle goal v Arsenal, Havertz and Bruno red cards

Panel backs goal decision amid Arsenal's VAR controversy, igniting debate on officiating fairness and prompting club's call for transparency.
LONDON, ENGLAND: Eddie Nketiah of Arsenal celebrates after scoring the team's third and his hat-trick goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Sheffield United at Emirates Stadium on October 28, 2023. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Eddie Nketiah injury update

Arsenal's Eddie Nketiah, who has been pivotal in recent victories, faces a fitness race after an ankle injury ahead of the Premier League match against Burnley
SEVILLE, SPAIN - OCTOBER 24: Takehiro Tomiyasu of Arsenal FC looks on during the UEFA Champions League match between Sevilla FC and Arsenal FC at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on October 24, 2023 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images)

Takehiro Tomiyasu’s injury update

Concerns rise for Arsenal as Takehiro Tomiyasu exits Sevilla game with injury. Fans await the extent of his condition.
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Claims of PGMOL media pressure after Arsenal VAR complaint raises questions

Reports of pundits being asked to reduce criticism of referees following Arsenal's contentious defeat to Newcastle ignite a media and football debate.
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal, looks on during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal FC at St. James Park on November 04, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Arsenal vs PGMOL and the media: A roundup

Arsenal stand firm in the face of VAR controversies, FA inquiries, and media criticism, with Arteta unapologetic over his comments on officiating.
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Daily Mail wage war on Arsenal and Arteta

With claims being made phone calls were made to instruct pundits to tone down their criticism of match officials following Arsenal's recent defeat to Newcastle United, the Daily Mail's media machine has kicked into gear
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Former referee implies Arsenal decisions based on player respect

Explore Mark Clattenburg's take on controversial decisions in Arsenal's match, highlighting key moments that stirred debate.
Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Arsenal at St James' Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north east England on November 4, 2023. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal back Mikel Arteta’s VAR comments

Arsenal have issued a statement offering their full support to Mikel Arteta after the manager left no doubt about what he thought of the officiating during Arsenal's 1-0 defeat at Newcastle.
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Eddie Howe, Manager of Newcastle United, reacts during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal FC at St. James Park on November 04, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Eddie Howe talks nonsense about Arsenal non red card

Eddie Howe comments on controversial red card decisions in the match between Newcastle United and Arsenal, where Havertz's tackle sparked debate.
Netherlands' forward Vivianne Miedema (C) attends a training session in Zeist, on October 23, 2023 ahead of the UEFA Women's Nations League football match against Scotland on October 27, 2023. (Photo by ROBIN VAN LONKHUIJSEN/ANP/AFP via Getty Images)

2 Arsenal players on restricted time with national squad

Dutch national women's football team faces Scotland in a Nations League match. Despite key players from Arsenal, Vivianne Miedema and Victoria Pelova, being on restricted time, coach Andries Jonker remains confident.
Arsenal's English striker #14 Eddie Nketiah kisses the match ball as he celebrates after scoring his, and their third goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Sheffield United at the Emirates Stadium in London on October 28, 2023. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

How Arteta changed the game for Eddie Nketiah

Eddie Nketiah delivers a stunning hat-trick for Arsenal against Sheffield United, showcasing his evolution as a striker under Mikel Arteta and with the influence of Gabriel Jesus.
Arsenal's Japanese defender #18 Takehiro Tomiyasu reacts prior to the English League Cup third round football match between Brentford and Arsenal at the Brentford Community Stadium in London on September 27, 2023. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

How Arsenal 24yo is changing the game for Arteta

Explore our review of Simon Collings' insightful article on Takehiro Tomiyasu, Arsenal's versatile player who's making waves under Mikel Arteta's leadership.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 21: Thomas Partey of Arsenal in action during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal FC at Selhurst Park on August 21, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Thomas Partey injury update

Thomas Partey misses Arsenal's Champions League match against Sevilla due to a muscular injury, as confirmed by manager Mikel Arteta.
Arsenal's Brazilian midfielder #11 Gabriel Martinelli (R) celebrates scoring the opening goal with Arsenal's Brazilian forward #09 Gabriel Jesus during the UEFA Champions League 1st round day 3 Group B football match between Sevilla FC and Arsenal at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville on October 24, 2023. (Photo by CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP via Getty Images)

Spanish press call Arsenal ‘Champions without mercy’ after Sevilla win

Explore a review of Marca's take on Arsenal's 2-1 win against Sevilla in the Champions League. The Spanish perspective highlights Arsenal's tactical mastery and individual standouts
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 06: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal celebrates with Fabio Vieira following the team's victory in the penalty shoot out during The FA Community Shield match between Manchester City against Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on August 06, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Why was Fabio Vieira not in Arsenal squad for Chelsea game?

Arsenal's midfielder Fabio Vieira was conspicuously missing from the match against Chelsea so is he injured or was he just dropped?
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 21: Gabriel Jesus, Declan Rice and Gabriel of Arsenal speak with Assistant Referee, Matthew Wilkes during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC at Stamford Bridge on October 21, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

VAR robbed Arsenal against Chelsea say MOTD pundits

Arsenal's recent match against Chelsea sparked debate about VAR and the decision to not award a penalty. Experts and fans are questioning the role of Jarred Gillett, who was VAR for the match.
Juventus' Serbian forward Dusan Vlahovic celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA Champions League 2nd round group H football match between SL Benfica and Juventus FC, at the Luz stadium in Lisbon on October 25, 2022. (Photo by CARLOS COSTA/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal turn to 3 former targets

Arsenal keeps a watchful eye on talent across Europe, notably targeting Sacha Boey, Dušan Vlahović, and Ousmane Diomande. The club is focused on long-term competitiveness.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Jorginho of Arsenal shouts during the pre-season friendly match between Arsenal FC and AS Monaco at Emirates Stadium on August 02, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Juventus want Arsenal midfielder for free

Juventus are reportedly considering a January move for Arsenal's Jorginho, subject to certain conditions, including low transfer fees.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 08: Match Referee Michael Oliver shows a yellow card to Mateo Kovacic of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on October 08, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Mark Clattenburg questions refereeing in Arsenal’s win against Manchester City

Mark Clattenburg says Mateo Kovacic and Michael Oliver are very lucky boys after the game between Arsenal and Manchester City
Arsenal's Norwegian midfielder #08 Martin Odegaard (R) reacts after being fouled by Manchester City's Croatian midfielder #08 Mateo Kovacic (C) during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on October 8, 2023. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal win should not shield referee and VAR from consequences

Arsenal's win over Manchester City raises questions about Premier League refereeing inconsistencies that will fall from view because Arsenal won. They shouldn't.
Manchester City's Norwegian striker #09 Erling Haaland (L) vies with Arsenal's French defender #02 William Saliba (R) during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on October 8, 2023. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

William Saliba injury forces him out of France squad

William Saliba withdraws from the France squad to rest up at London Colney following a toe injury sustained during Arsenal's recent win over Manchester City.
Arsenal's Brazilian midfielder #11 Gabriel Martinelli (C) celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on October 8, 2023. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal pull off stunning win vs Manchester City despite refereeing controversies

Arsenal secure a crucial win over Manchester City, overcoming dubious officiating to further establish themselves as true title contenders.
Arsenal's English midfielder #07 Bukayo Saka (L) and Arsenal's Belgian midfielder #19 Leandro Trossard warm up prior to the UEFA Champions League Group B first leg football match between RC Lens and Arsenal FC at the Bollaert Stadium in Lens, northern France, on October 3, 2023. (Photo by SAMEER AL-DOUMY/AFP via Getty Images)

Bukayo Saka injury update as he misses Man City game

Bukayo Saka missed his first Premier League game in 87 matches, so what is the latest on his injury?
LENS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 03: Arsenal Manager Mikel Arteta reacts during the UEFA Champions League match between RC Lens and Arsenal FC at Stade Bollaert-Delelis on October 03, 2023 in Lens, France. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

What they said: Managers and players react to Arsenal’s defeat at Lens

Key figures weigh in on Arsenal's disappointing 2-1 defeat to RC Lens in the Champions League. Arteta, Haise, Saliba, Nasri, Danso and Odegaard share their post-match thoughts.