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.
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Miguel Almiron of Newcastle United applauds fans after being substituted off during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Newcastle United at The King Power Stadium on December 26, 2022 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Why Almiron joined Newcastle not Arsenal

Miguel Almiron became a Newcastle United player but at the tail end of 2018 it was reported he had agreed to join Arsenal, so what happened?
Cedric Soares of Arsenal - Arsenal v Slavia Prague, UEFA Europa League, Quarter Final, First Leg, Football, Emirates Stadium, London, UK - 08 Apr 2021. Copyright: Javier Garcia / BPI / Shutterstock

Cedric joins Fulham on loan

Cedric has finally completed his loan move to Fulham with the Cottagers keen to turn it into a permanent move at the end of the season.
Mohamed Elneny returns to training with Arsenal (Photo via Elneny on Instagram)

Arsenal to extend Elneny’s contract following surgery

Arsenal are reportedly set to trigger Mohamed Elneny's option to extend for 12 months after confirming the midfielder had undergone surgery on a knee injury.
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 31: Gabriel Martinelli of Arsenal celebrates after scoring the team's fourth goal during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal FC at American Express Community Stadium on December 31, 2022 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Gabriel Martinelli agrees new 4.5yr Arsenal contract

Arsenal forward Gabriel Martinelli has agreed to a new contract with the club, extending his stay at the Emirates Stadium until 2027.
Canada's goalkeeper Sabrina D'Angelo throws the ball to a teammate during the Arnold Clark Cup women's international football match between Spain and Canada at the Molineux stadium in Wolverhampton, central England on February 23, 2022. - The Arnold Clark Cup is an invitational International tournament between four teams, being played in three different venues over seven days as England prepare to host the European Championships later in the year. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

D’Angelo a ‘little bit emotional’ for Arsenal debut

January signing Sabrina D’Angelo made the perfect start to her Arsenal career on Thursday night, keeping a clean sheet in our dominant 3-0 victory over Aston Villa in the quarter-final of the Conti Cup.
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 12: Jen Beattie of Scotland warms up prior to the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 Qualifier group B match between Scotland and Spain at Hampden Park on April 12, 2022 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Jen Beattie announces international retirement

Jen Beattie, has announced her retirement from international duty with Scotland.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 10: Kolo Toure, Manager of Wigan Athletic, looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Wigan Athletic at The Den on December 10, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Kolo Toure sacked after 9 games with Wigan

Kolo Toure's tenure as Wigan Athletic manager has come to an end, just three months and nine games after he was hired.
NAPLES, ITALY - JANUARY 13: Federico Chiesa of Juventus during the Serie A match between SSC Napoli_Juventus at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona on January 13, 2023 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)

£55m rival bid rejected, Arsenal interested in Juventus winger

Arsenal are apparently interested in signing Federico Chiesa from Juventus, a player they tried to sign before he moved there in the first place.
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2 Arsenal fixtures moved

Two Arsenal fixtures in March have been moved for TV coverage.
Basaksehir's Mesut Ozil pictured during a soccer game between Belgian Royal Antwerp FC and Turkish Istanbul Basaksehir FK, Thursday 25 August 2022 in Antwerp, the return game of the play-off for the UEFA Conference League competition. BELGA PHOTO BRUNO FAHY (Photo by BRUNO FAHY / BELGA MAG / Belga via AFP)

Whatever happened to Mesut Ozil?

Two years ago on 25 January Mesut Ozil finally left Arsenal, so how has he fared since his 'dream move' to Fenerbahce?
Granit Xhaka Swiss Footballer of the Year

Granit Xhaka named Swiss Footballer of the Year

Granit Xhaka has been named Swiss Footballer of the Year in a ceremony that took place in his home country on Monday night.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 06: Gabriel Jesus of Arsenal during the UEFA Europa League group A match between Arsenal FC and FK Bodo/Glimt at Emirates Stadium on October 06, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

“4 or 5 weeks” says Gabriel Jesus about return

Gabriel Jesus says he could be back playing for Arsenal in 'four or five weeks'. Gabriel Jesus was seen at the Emirates after full-time, celebrating...
SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN - MARCH 13: Martin Zubimendi of Real Sociedad celebrates scoring their side's first goal during the LaLiga Santander match between Real Sociedad and Deportivo Alaves at Reale Arena on March 13, 2022 in San Sebastian, Spain. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

Arsenal prepared to pay Zubimendi £52.5m release clause

Arsenal are reportedly prepared to pay Martin Zubimendi's £52.5m release clause to sign the midfielder from Real Sociedad but the player wants to wait until the summer to move.
Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta (L) celebrates their win on the final whistle of the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 22, 2023. - Arsenal won the game 3-2. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal stomp their title credentials all over Manchester United

Arsenal extended their gap at the top of the table to five points, with a game in hand, after beating Manchester United at the Emirates in a 3-2 thriller.
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 07: Matteo Guendouzi of Marseille reacts during the UEFA Champions League group D match between Tottenham Hotspur and Olympique Marseille at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on September 07, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Aston Villa make ‘fabulous offer’ for Matteo Guendouzi says L’Equipe

Unai Emery continues to try and lure Matteo Guendouzi to Aston Villa with the former Arsenal midfielder's time at Marseille looking like it is coming to an end.
Chelsea's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang waves to supporters as celebrates at the end of the UEFA Champions League Group E football match between Chelsea and AC Milan at Stamford Bridge in London on October 5, 2022. - Chelsea won 3 - 0 against AC Milan. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Barcelona upset they sold Aubameyang to Chelsea

Barcelona continue to be a basket-case of a club with a report coming out that they regret selling Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Chelsea.
CADIZ, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 10: Hector Bellerin of Barcelona arrives at the stadium prior to the LaLiga Santander match between Cadiz CF and FC Barcelona at Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla on September 10, 2022 in Cadiz, Spain. (Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images)

Former Arsenal man rejects Everton to stay with Barcelona

Hector Bellerin has reportedly turned down a move to Everton even though his Barcelona adventure is not really panning out how he would have liked.
14 Mar 1998: Andy Cole (left) of Manchester United holds off Nigel Winterburn of Arsenal during an FA Carling Premiership match at Old Trafford in Manchester, England. Arsenal won the match 1-0. Credit: Shaun Botterill/Allsport

Andy Cole: We should focus on how brilliant Arsenal were

Ahead of Arsenal's game against Manchester United on Sunday, former striker, Andy Cole, has been singing the praises of the Gunners.
DOHA, QATAR - NOVEMBER 23: Leandro Trossard of Belgium reacts during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group F match between Belgium and Canada at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium on November 23, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

3 out 1 in: Arsenal transfer news

With a lot of small pieces of transfer news around, let's do a quick round-up of the most important Arsenal bits this morning.
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)

Ornstein: Arsenal £27m agreement with Brighton for Trossard

Arsenal have reached an agreement with Brighton and Hove Albion to sign Leandro Trossard for a fee said to be £27.5m.
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - NOVEMBER 19: Nicolò Zaniolo of Italy looks on during the Italy training session at Ernst Happel Stadion on November 19, 2022 in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by Mattia Ozbot/Getty Images)

Arsenal contact Roma about 23yo winger

Arsenal have reportedly contacted Roma over the signing of winger Nicolo Zaniolo in the January window.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 15: Aaron Ramsdale of Arsenal celebrates towards the Tottenham fans following the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal FC at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on January 15, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

35yo charged with Aaron Ramsdale assault

A 35-year-old man from Hackney has been charged by police with assault by beating on Aaron Ramsdale, going on to an area adjacent to a playing area and throwing a missile on to a football playing area, both contrary to the Football (Offences) Act 1991.
PAMPLONA, SPAIN - OCTOBER 30: Ivan Fresneda of Real Valladolid in action during the LaLiga Santander match between CA Osasuna and Real Valladolid CF at El Sadar Stadium on October 30, 2022 in Pamplona, Spain. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

Newcastle hold talks to beat Arsenal to £8.8m 18yo

Newcastle United have held further talks as they try to beat Arsenal to the signature of teenage defender, Ivan Fresneda.
Belgium's Eden Hazard pictured after a draw result 0-0 meaning the elimination in the group phase at a soccer game between Belgium's national team the Red Devils and Croatia, the third and last game in Group F of the FIFA 2022 World Cup in Al Rayyan, State of Qatar on Thursday 01 December 2022. (Photo by VIRGINIE LEFOUR/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal and Real Madrid fail to reach agreement over winger

Arsenal have apparently been in talks with Real Madrid over signing Eden Hazard but those discussions have reportedly broken down over the financial details of the move.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 15: Bukayo Saka and Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal, celebrate after the team's victory during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal FC at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on January 15, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Tactics: How Arsenal turned North London red again!

Join Stephen Bradley as he reviews Arsenal's 2-0 victory of Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday in the Premier League.
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 31: Leandro Trossard of Brighton & Hove Albion controls the ball during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal FC at American Express Community Stadium on December 31, 2022 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Arsenal offered €30m Brighton winger

Arsenal have reportedly been offered the chance to sign Leandro Trossard from Brighton after the player, who previously turned Arsenal down, fell out with Brighton's manager, Roberto De Zerbi.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 15: Richarlison of Tottenham Hotspur clashes with Aaron Ramsdale of Arsenal after the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal FC at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on January 15, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Tottenham police probe over Ramsdale kick

Tottenham Hotspur are facing both an FA and police probe after a cowardly fan kicked Aaron Ramsdale on his back before running back into the crowd.
Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta (R) celebrates with Arsenal's English midfielder Bukayo Saka on the pitch after the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, on January 15, 2023. - Arsenal won the game 2-0. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Arteta: Title win will demand perfection

Mikel Arteta says it will 'demand almost perfection' for Arsenal to win the Premier League title after they swept Tottenham aside on Sunday.
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Chelsea confirm Mudryk signing on 8.5yr deal

Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Mykhaylo Mudryk on an eight-and-a-half year contract, ending Arsenal's long standing interest in the player.
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 15: Youri Tielemans of Leicester City during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Crystal Palace at The King Power Stadium on October 15, 2022 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Arsenal make Youri Tielemans decision

Arsenal will reportedly not attempt to sign Youri Tieleman's in the January window, despite Brendan Rodgers hinting last week that the player could leave.
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Arsenal pick up Premier League awards and FA charges

Mikel Arteta has been named Premier League Manager of the Month for the second time this season as Arsenal complete a clean sweep of the managerial and player awards for November/December but the club have also been hit with yet another charge.
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 07: Matteo Guendouzi of Marseille reacts during the UEFA Champions League group D match between Tottenham Hotspur and Olympique Marseille at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on September 07, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Unai Emery to bid up to €50m for Matteo Guendouzi

Under the guidance of Unai Emery, Aston Villa are expected to make a significant bid for Matteo Guendouzi, a player the former Arsenal manager is a huge fan of.
Mat Ryan of Arsenal Arsenal v Manchester City, UK - 21 Feb 2021. Copyright: Arron Gent / JMP / Shutterstock

AZ excited to sign former Arsenal keeper for nominal fee

Former Arsenal keeper Mat Ryan has signed for AZ Alkmaar for a fee so low, some in the press are calling him 'basically free' as they wonder what the catch is.
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Arsenal recall 19yo striker due to injuries

Arsenal have recalled Gio Queiroz from Everton with the striker going into the squad in light of Beth Mead and Vivianne Miedema's ACL injuries.
CADIZ, SPAIN - OCTOBER 19: Lucas Perez of Cadiz CF is challenged by Luiz Henrique of Real Betis during the LaLiga Santander match between Cadiz CF and Real Betis at Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla on October 19, 2022 in Cadiz, Spain. (Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images)

Former Arsenal striker pays 50% of own transfer fee, scores brace

Former Arsenal striker, Lucas Perez, paid part of his own transfer fee so he could re-sign for Deportivo la Coruna, and scored a brace in his first game back.
Arsenal's English midfielder Bukayo Saka reacts as he warms up prior to the FA Cup third round football match between Oxford United and Arsenal at the Kassam Stadium in Oxford, west of London, on January 9, 2023. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Bukayo Saka update after Oxford win

Mikel Arteta reassured Arsenal fans that Bukayo Saka is 'fine' after the winger was substituted as the Gunners beat Oxford United in the FA Cup to set up a fourth round tie against Manchester City.
Eupen's Giannis Konstantelias and Anderlecht's Wesley Hoedt fight for the ball during a soccer game between KAS Eupen and RSC Anderlecht, Thursday 03 February 2022 in Eupen, the first in the semi final of the 'Croky Cup' Belgian soccer cup. (Photo by BRUNO FAHY/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal identify 19yo Mudryk alternative

Arsenal are reportedly interested in Greek 'wonderkid' Giannis Konstantelias, who has also caught the attention of Manchester City, with scouts set to watch him...
COLOGNE, GERMANY - OCTOBER 07: Former German national player Lukas Podolski seen on the TV platform prior to the international friendly match between Germany and Turkey at RheinEnergieStadion on October 07, 2020 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Former Arsenal striker sent off in own charity match

Former Arsenal forward, Lukas Podolski, was recently sent off during his own indoor charity football match. Former Arsenal striker, Lukas Podolski, was sent off during...
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03: Arsenal players surround the Referee Andy Madley after a late penalty appeal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium on January 03, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

FA charge Arsenal but not Newcastle or referee

Arsenal have been charged by the FA for failing to control their players but Newcastle United have not been hit while Andy Madley is in charge of a game this weekend.
Denmark's Kathrine Kuhl and Australia's Tameka Yallop vie for the ball during the women's international friendly football match between Denmark and Australia in Horsens, Denmark on June 10, 2021. () - - Denmark OUT (Photo by Henning Bagger / Ritzau Scanpix / AFP) / Denmark OUT (Photo by HENNING BAGGER/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal sign 19yo midfielder from FC Nordsjælland

Arsenal have announced a second signing, confirming that 19-year-old Danish midfielder, Kathrine Kuhl has joined the club.