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.

Arsenal 18yo spoke with Barcelona scouts, now recommended to President

Former Mexico and Barcelona defender Rafael Marquez is returning to Barcelona as coach of their B team and has called on the club to sign Arsenal's Marcelo Flores.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: Referee Mike Dean looks on ahead of the Premier League match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium on October 18, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Mike Dean U-turn keeps him in refereeing

Mike Dean was expected to leave refereeing when he retired at the end of the season but there has been a U-turn somewhere and he will now take up a new job in refereeing.
Arsenal's French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi waves to the crowd at the end of the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Arsenal at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on November 9, 2019. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)

What really happened between Mikel Arteta and Matteo Guendouzi?

When Mikel Arteta arrived at Arsenal, Matteo Guendouzi was valued at £45m and was a regular first team starter, but a handful of games later, he was out of the squad altogether, so what happened between Mikel Arteta and Matteo Guendouzi?
Fabio Vieira with Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Arsenal new boy Fabio Vieira in protective boot

Arsenal's new signing, Fabio Vieira, has wasted no time in fitting in at the club and is already in a protective boot due to a foot injury.
SEVILLE, SPAIN: Aaron Ramsey of Rangers reacts as he leaves the pitch during the UEFA Europa League final match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Rangers FC at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on May 18, 2022. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Juventus to pay Aaron Ramsey £3.5m to leave club

Juventus will apparently pay Aaron Ramsey £3.5m to rip up the final year of his deal with them.
Aarhus' new English midfielder Jack Wilshere attends his first training session with Aarhus Gymnastikforening AGF in Aarhus, Denmark, on February 21, 2022. - Wilshere played formerly for Arsenal FC. - Denmark OUT (Photo by Bo Amstrup / Ritzau Scanpix / AFP) / Denmark OUT (Photo by BO AMSTRUP/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images)

Jack Wilshere in talks for Arsenal return

Jack Wilshere is reportedly in talks with Arsenal about a return to the club in a head coach role with a youth team despite being offered an extension with AGF Århus.
Arsenal shirt number 9 Gabriel Jesus

Will Gabriel Jesus break Arsenal’s number 9 curse?

As Gabriel Jesus's Arsenal deal moves ever closer, will he be the one to break the number 9 curse that's hung over the shirt for years?
COLUMBUS, OHIO - JULY 03: Matt Turner #30 of New England Revolution in goal during their game against the Columbus Crew at Lower.com Field on July 03, 2021 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

Who is Matt Turner? Arsenal’s new American under the spotlight

Arsenal have finally announced the signing of Matt Turner from New England Revolution in the MLS, so who is he and why are they signing him?
NAPLES, ITALY - AUGUST 25: David Ospina of SSC Napoli in action during the serie A match between SSC Napoli and AC Milan at Stadio San Paolo on August 25, 2018 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)

Former Arsenal keeper to leave Italy for Saudi Arabia

Former Arsenal goalkeeper, David Ospina, looks set to move to Saudi Arabia on a contract worth €3.5m-a-year after turning down offers to remain with Napoli.
Manchester City's Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg football match between Manchester City and Real Madrid, at the Etihad Stadium, in Manchester, on April 26, 2022. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Gabriel Jesus agrees 5-year-deal with Arsenal: Wage details here

Gabriel Jesus has reportedly agreed a five year deal to play for Arsenal with everything '100% done'.
Portuguese football agent Jorge Mendes stands in front of the press during the release of the book "The Special Agent" written by Miguel Cuesta and Jonathan Sanchez in Lisbon on February 2, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA (Photo credit should read PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP via Getty Images)

€5m Jorge Mendes fee for Vieira transfer to Arsenal

Arsenal have agreed a deal with Fabio Vieira that will see the Gunners pay €35m initially and then up to €5m in bonuses, but with the player belonging to Jorges Mendes GestiFute agency, he, of course, gets a big slice, too.
A picture of the back of Cesc Fabregas in an AS Monaco shirt

Former Arsenal captain released for free along with former keeper

Cesc Fabregas and Vito Mannone have both left Monaco at the end of their contracts and are now free agents.
FC Porto's Portuguese midfielder Fabio Vieira claps during the Portuguese league football match between FC Arouca and FC Porto at the Municipal de Arouca stadium in Arouca on February 6, 2022. (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA / AFP) (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP via Getty Images)

Fabio Vieira promises to ‘work, work, work’ at Arsenal

Fabio Vieira has spoken for the first time since Porto confirmed he would become an Arsenal player in a deal worth around €35m plus €5m in bonuses.
Referee Andre Marriner reacts during the English League Cup fourth round football match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on October 30, 2019. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)

Xhaka yellow card investigation passed to National Crime Agency

The FA's probe into betting patterns around a yellow card picked up by Granit Xhaka has been passed on to the National Crime Agency after a six month investigation.
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What shirt number will Fabio Vieira get at Arsenal?

Arsenal have agreed a deal to bring 22-year-old Fabio Vieira from Porto on a five year deal, so what shirt numbers are available for the attacking midfielder?
FC Porto's Portuguese midfielder Fabio Vieira applauds to supporters during the Portuguese League football match between FC Porto and CD Santa Clara at the Dragao stadium in Porto on April 4, 2022. (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA / AFP) (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal agree €40m Fábio Vieira 5-year deal, player travelling to London

Arsenal have reportedly agreed a deal with FC Porto for the signing of attacking midfielder, Fábio Vieira.
Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, on May 12, 2022. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Premier League change rules, Mail blames Arsenal

The Premier League have changed the rules that allow a game to be called off, with the Mail citing the Arsenal game against Tottenham as the main reason.
LONDON, ENGLAND: Daniel Ballard of Millwall looks on during the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Millwall and Cambridge United at The Den on August 24, 2021. (Photo by Jacques Feeney/Getty Images)

Sheffield United keen on 22yo Arsenal international

Sheffield United are keen on Arsenal's Daniel Ballard who will be sold this summer if the right offer arrives.
English referee Jonathan Moss (C) is surrounded by Arsenal players appealing for a handball decision during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Brentford at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 19, 2022. (Photo by IAN KINGTON/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal booked for fewer fouls than everybody except Watford

If you think that referees are quicker to book Arsenal players than any other side, I'm here to tell you that you aren't paranoid because it's (almost) true.
Marseille's French defender Boubacar Kamara (C) celebrates scoring his team's first goal with Marseille's French defender Matteo Guendouzi (R) and Marseille's French defender William Saliba (L) during the French L1 football match between Olympique de Marseille (OM) and FC Lorient at Stade Velodrome in Marseille, southern France on October 17, 2021. (Photo by Nicolas TUCAT / AFP)

Guendouzi: I will try to push Saliba to stay with Marseille, it’s in his...

Matteo Guendouzi is set to join Marseille on a permanent deal this summer and he believes William Saliba will be joining him.
Belgium's Leandro Trossard celebrates after scoring during a soccer game between Belgian national team the Red Devils and Poland, Wednesday 08 June 2022 in Brussels, the second game (out of six) in the Nations League A group stage. BELGA PHOTO VIRGINIE LEFOUR (Photo by VIRGINIE LEFOUR / BELGA MAG / Belga via AFP)

Arsenal return for Brighton winger who rejected club in 2019

In addition to Youri Tielemans and Gabriel Jesus, Arsenal are said to be interested in signing Leandro Trossard, a player they tried to land before he signed for Brighton in 2019.
VERONA, ITALY - MAY 14: Giovanni Simeone of Hellas Verona reacts during the Serie A match between Hellas and Torino FC at Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi on May 14, 2022 in Verona, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

Arsenal attempt to ruin Juventus move for €20m Giovanni Simeone

Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Argentinian forward, Giovanni Simeone, as they look to sign at least one attacking player during this window.
NORWICH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Thomas Partey of Arsenal speaks to the press prior to the Premier League match between Norwich City and Arsenal at Carrow Road on December 26, 2021 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Harriet Lander/Getty Images)

Thomas Partey does not change name: Here’s what happened

A number of major outlets reported that Thomas Partey had converted to Islam and changed his name to Yakubu, but the Arsenal man was merely having a laugh.
NORWICH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Arsenal at Carrow Road on December 26, 2021 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

Saka urged to ignore Manchester City who deny interest

Theo Walcott has urged Bukayo Saka to stay at Arsenal amid rumours, that they've denied, Manchester City are interested in signing him this summer.
CARDIFF, WALES - JUNE 05: Aaron Ramsey and Gareth Bale of Wales celebrate after their sides victory during the FIFA World Cup Qualifier between Wales and Ukraine at Cardiff City Stadium on June 05, 2022 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Cardiff City to offer Aaron Ramsey and Gareth Bale Wales opportunity

Cardiff City are set to offer both Aaron Ramsey and Gareth Bale a chance to play in Wales with both players looking for a new home.
PLYMOUTH, ENGLAND - MARCH 23: Matt Macey of Plymouth Argyle looks on during the Sky Bet League One match between Plymouth Argyle and Bristol Rovers at Home Park on March 23, 2019 in Plymouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images)

Former Arsenal keeper to move after replacement purchased

Former Arsenal goalkeeper, Matt Macey, is set to leave Hibs this summer in search of more regular first-team football despite playing 43 times last season.
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND: Aaron Ramsey of Rangers celebrates with the Scottish Cup trophy following victory in the Scottish Cup Final match between Rangers and Heart of Midlothian at Hampden Park on May 21, 2022. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Aaron Ramsey’s impact on youngsters hailed by Rangers star

Aaron Ramsey's time at Rangers may have been disappointing but it seems he left his mark on a number of the youngsters at the club.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14: Paul Gascoigne, Jermaine Defoe and David Seaman share a joke at half-time during the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier between England and Montenegro at Wembley Stadium on November 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Arsenal and Tottenham legends to team up for TV show

Arsenal legend David Seaman will team up with Paul Gascoigne for a new TV show about fishing.
daily cannon arsenal shirt

What Arsenal shirt numbers are available for new signings?

Arsenal are expecting a busy summer, so what shirt numbers are available for any new arrivals?
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 31: Viktoria Schnaderbeck of Arsenal arrives during the FA WSL match between Birmingham City Women and Arsenal on March 31, 2019 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

Arsenal release 2 at end of contracts

Arsenal have released Viktoria Schnaderbeck and Lisa Evans at the end of their contracts.
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 28: Willian of Corinthians reacts after missing a chance of goal during the match between Corinthians and Athletico Paranaense as part of Brasileirao Series A 2021 at Neo Quimica Arena on November 28, 2021 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Ricardo Moreira/Getty Images)

Arsenal flop already looking to leave new club

Willian reportedly wants to leave Corinthians after a torrid time during his first year there.
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 23: Ben White and Bukayo Saka of Arsenal warm up prior to the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on April 23, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Ben White withdraws from England as Tierney targets comeback

Ben White has withdrawn from the England squad with an injury as Kieran Tierney targets a pre-season return from the knee injury that ended his season early.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 04: Caitlin Foord of Arsenal celebrates after scoring their side's second goal during the Barclays FA Women's Super League match between Arsenal Women and Tottenham Hotspur Women at Emirates Stadium on May 04, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsenal agree new Foord deal

Arsenal have agreed a new deal that will Caitlin Foord stay at the club with her old deal due to expire this summer.
TOPSHOT - Colombia's goalkeeper David Ospina (L) collides with Argentina's Sergio Aguero during their Copa America football tournament group match at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador, Brazil, on June 15, 2019. (Photo by Raul ARBOLEDA / AFP)

Unai Emery wants former Arsenal keeper amid Real Madrid interest

Unai Emery and Villarreal want to sign former Arsenal keeper, David Ospina, this summer when the Colombian's contract with Napoli expires.
SOUTHEND, ENGLAND: Sol Campbell, Manager of Southend United looks on during the Sky Bet League One match between Southend United and Rotherham United at Roots Hall on December 14, 2019. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

Arsenal legend favourite to become Swindon Town manager

Arsenal legend and Invincible, Sol Campbell, is currently the favourite to land the soon-to-be vacant Swindon Town manager's post.
Serge Gnabry debut for Germany

Why Arsenal really sold Serge Gnabry

Serge Gnabry and Bayern Munich are struggling to agree a new deal and, years later, the media still want you to think Arsenal got wrong by selling him, but they didn't really have much choice.
Gent's Joseph Okumu pictured during the weekly press conference of Belgian soccer team KAA Gent, Friday 03 December 2021 in Gent, to discuss the next game in the national competition. BELGA PHOTO JAMES ARTHUR GEKIERE (Photo by JAMES ARTHUR GEKIERE/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images)

Agent confirms Arsenal interest in Joseph Okumu

Joseph Okumu's agent has reportedly confirmed Arsenal's interest in the defender.
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Arsenal earn £800k less than Tottenham from Premier League & TV money

Tottenham made only slightly more money than Arsenal in the 21/22 season thanks to the Gunners being shown on TV more than Spurs.
Tawanda Chirewa

Arsenal want 12-goal 18yo midfielder from Ipswich

Arsenal are reportedly considering a move for Ipswich Town's 18-year-old midfielder, Tawanda Chirewa.
Jonas Eidevall will be an expert in TV4 and C More during this summer's European Football Championship. Photo : David Price / TV4

Jonas Eidevall to work as TV pundit for Women’s Euros

Arsenal women's head coach Jonas Eidevall will perform the role of TV pundit this summer for the Women's Euros.