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.
Herbert Chapman

Why isn't this Arsenal manager remembered like Liverpool and Man United greats?

Herbert Chapman is an Arsenal legend, but shouldn't he be a footballing one all fans know?
Emile Smith Rowe signing his new contract (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Can Emile Smith Rowe become Arsenal’s greatest ever number 10?

Emile Smith Rowe was finally confirmed as Arsenal's new number 10 when his new contract was announced, so can the 20-year-old outshine some truly great names to have worn the number 10 shirt before him?
Aaron Ramsey Wales Baku Azerbaijan Copyright: JustPictures.ch/JustPicturesPlus

Juventus receive no offers for cut-price Aaron Ramsey

Juventus want to sell Aaron Ramsey this summer but have not received any offers for the cut-price midfielder.
Arsenal's Brazilian defender David Luiz waits for a red card decision during the English Premier League football match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal at the Molineux stadium in Wolverhampton, central England on February 2, 2021. (Photo by Shaun Botterill / POOL / AFP)

Arsenal reject agrees 2-year-deal with Marseille

David Luiz seems to be heading for Turkey to sign for Adana Demirspor as the defender sits on the verge of a new adventure with a new club.
Arsenal's Brazilian striker Gabriel Martinelli warms up for the English League Cup quarter final football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium, in London on December 22, 2020. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP)

Jack Wilshere surprised by Mikel Arteta’s use of Gabriel Martinelli

Jack Wilshere has admitted he was surprised with how Mikel Arteta chose to use Gabriel Martinelli, or, to be more accurate, how he didn't, last season.
Joe Willock of Newcastle United acknowledges the fans after the full-time whistle - Newcastle United v Sheffield United, Premier League, Football, St James Park, Newcastle, UK - 19 May 2021. Copyright: Richard Lee / BPI / Shutterstock

Steve Bruce pushes for Joe Willock answer: Yes or no, Arsenal?

Steve Bruce has urged Arsenal to let Newcastle know one way or the other about Joe Willock.
Ben White 3 gestures and reacts at the Premier League match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Leeds United at the American Express Community Stadium, Brighton and Hove, England on 1 May 2021. Brighton and Hove American Express Community Stadium East Sussex England Copyright: Malcolm Bryce

What shirt number will Ben White get at Arsenal?

Arsenal have agreed a £50m deal with Brighton and a five-year-deal with Ben White, so what shirt number is the defender likely to get when he arrives at Arsenal?
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 8: Danny Mills speaks during the FA Chairman's England Commission Press Conference at Wembley Stadium on May 8, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)

Danny Mills’ bitter Arsenal comments fuelled by Thierry Henry humiliation

Danny Mills says Ben White is too good for Arsenal, proving once again that he hasn't got over being humiliated by Thierry Henry in 2003/04.
Alvaro Morata and Duje Caleta Car during the EC 1 8 final between Croatia and Spain in the Park in Copenhagen, Monday 28 June 2021, Copenhagen Denmark PUBLICATIONxINxGERxSUIxAUTxONLY Copyright: Ritzau Scanpi Mads Claus Rasmussen

Marseille excited about Arsenal spending £50m on Ben White

Some outlets in France are getting rather excited on Marseille's behalf at the thought of Arsenal spending £50m on Ben White because they think Brighton will spend a lot of it on Duje Caleta-Car.
Arsenal's Brazilian midfielder Willian reacts during the English Premier League football match between West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal at The Hawthorns stadium in West Bromwich, central England, on January 2, 2021. (Photo by Rui Vieira / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by RUI VIEIRA/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Laughable claim Willian's Arsenal wages make him a prisoner

Back in May, it was reported that Willian was '100% leaving Arsenal, even if no English clubs came in for him, but no clubs at all want him due to his large wages.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, The Greek Freak, visits Stockholm, Sweden 11 Nov 2020 c BARDELL ANDREAS / Aftonbladet / TT

Giannis Antetokounmpo: I was even an Arsenal supporter

Two-time NBA MVP, Giannis Antetokounmpo, started life wanting to play football and grew up as an Arsenal supporter.
Emile Smith Rowe

How much will Emile Smith Rowe earn with his new Arsenal contract?

Arsenal have finally announced a new contract for Emile Smith Rowe which will see his wages increase significantly.
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Arsenal sign 29yo Simone Boye from Bayern Munich

Arsenal have announced the signing of 29-year-old Simone Boye Sorensen, the third new arrival of the summer for the women's team.
Dani Ceballos 10 Spain gets subbed out injured after a foul during the Mens Olympic Football Tournament Tokyo 2020 match between Egypt and Spain at Sapporo Dome in Sapporo, Japan. Egypt v Spain - Sapporo Dome

Former Arsenal midfielder injured after horror tackle at Olympics

Dani Ceballos picked up what looked to be a painful ankle injury when he played for Spain their first game at the Olympics this week.
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Inter Milan withdraw from Florida Cup

On Tuesday a report in Italy claimed that Inter Milan had asked to withdraw from the Florida Cup due to health concerns over the spread of the Delta variant but it seems this is not true
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Arsenal withdraw from Florida Cup and cancel USA tour

Arsenal have withdrawn from the Florida Cup after a number of people tested positive for Covid this week.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Cesc Fabregas of Arsenal celebrates scoring his second and the teams the third goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League Group H match between Arsenal and AZ Alkmaar at the Emirates Stadium on November 4, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Phil Cole/Getty Images)

£198m: 12 biggest losses Arsenal have made in the transfer window

As Arsenal wrestle with several clubs to try and exact full market value for their players, I looked back at some of the biggest hits Arsenal have taken in the transfer market.
Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League - King Power Stadium Leicester City's James Maddison during the Premier League match at the King Power Stadium, Leicester. Picture date: Sunday, May 23, 2021. Copyright: Mike Egerton

Arsenal will need to pay £60m to land Premier League midfielder

Leicester City are open to selling James Maddison this summer but the Foxes want £60m for the 24-year-old.

Why Albert Sambi Lokonga is just what Arsenal need

Join Stephen Bradley as he discusses the addition of Albert Sambi Lokonga from Anderlecht to Arsenal's squad for next season and how he brings just what Arsenal have been missing for years.
Nuno Tavares training with Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal on Twitter)

Nuno Tavares lists 3 things Mikel Arteta told him to do

Nuno Tavares got his Arsenal life off to the best possible start with a goal against Rangers in his first appearance wearing an Arsenal shirt.
Granit Xhaka Switzerland after the victory against France Bucharest Bucuresti Romania Copyright: JustPictures.ch/JustPicturesPlus

Are Arsenal asking AS Roma for too much for Granit Xhaka?

Granit Xhaka reportedly agreed a deal with AS Roma ages ago but the two clubs have not been able to find an agreement, so are Arsenal asking too much for the Swiss midfielder?
Nice's French defender William Saliba looks on during the French L1 football match between Nice and Bordeaux at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice, on January 17, 2021. (Photo by VALERY HACHE/AFP via Getty Images)

Marseille manager backs Mikel Arteta’s William Saliba assessment

Marseille's manager has told William Saliba the same thing as Mikel Arteta - he has a lot to improve.
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Brighton and Hove Albion - Premier League - Molineux Stadium Wolverhampton Wanderers Ruben Neves warms up before the Premier League match at Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton. Picture date: Sunday May 9, 2021. Copyright: Naomi Baker

7 first-team Arsenal signings wanted this summer

According to the Athletic, Arsenal are interested in bringing in another four players in addition to Nuno Tavares, Albert Sambi Lokonga and Ben White.
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Are Arsenal asking Inter Milan for too much for Hector Bellerin?

Arsenal's 'high valuation' for Hector Bellerin is reportedly scuppering his chances of a move there despite having already agreed personal terms, but are they really asking too much?
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 14: Olivier Giroud of France celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifier between France and Moldova on November 14, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Olivier Giroud joins AC Milan on €6m 2-year deal with option for 3rd year

Olivier Giroud is now an AC Milan player with Ivan Gazidis no doubt playing a role in the Frenchman's arrival.
Andreas Georgson via his Twitter account

It was tough: Set-piece specialist explains why he left Arsenal

Set-piece coach Andreas Georgson has left Arsenal after less than a year, saying it was 'tough to leave', but that he did not hesitate when this Malmö opportunity arose.
England v Croatia - European Championship: Ben White of Brighton and England during the pre-match warm-up during European Championship Group D between England and Croatia at Wembley Stadium, London on 13th June, 2021. Copyright: Action Foto Sport

Ben White Arsenal medical scheduled: £50m fee, 5-year-deal agreed

Arsenal have found an agreement with Brighton for the transfer of Ben White, the player has agreed a 5-year deal and a date for his medical has been scheduled.
Leonie Maier signs for Everton (via Everton)

Released Arsenal 28yo signs for Everton

As expected, Leonie Maier has signed for Everton after being released by Arsenal at the end of her contract.
Arsenal's Spanish defender Hector Bellerin during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Emirates Stadium in London on November 29, 2020. (Photo by Catherine Ivill / POOL / AFP)

Arsenal 26-year-old agrees 5-year €3.5m + deal with Inter Milan

Hector Bellerin has agreed a five-year deal with Inter Milan but Arsenal and the Italians are struggling to find common ground.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta during the pre-season match at Easter Road, Edinburgh. Picture date: Tuesday July 13, 2021. Use subject to restrictions. Copyright: Ian Rutherford

Mikel Arteta: Rangers is a special place

Mikel Arteta is looking forward to returning to Ibrox to face Rangers after his spell there as a player.
Joe Willock celebrates the opening goal during the Premier League match at Craven Cottage, London. Picture date: Sunday May 23, 2021. Copyright: Matthew Childs

Arsenal to disappoint Newcastle United and keep Joe Willock - for now

Arsenal are reportedly set to keep Joe Willock despite Newcastle's keenness to keep him themselves but the player's future is far from certain.
Barcelona's new player Belarus international midfielder Alexander Hleb gives a press conference on July 16, 2008 at the Nou Camp stadium in Barcelona during his official presentation. Hleb signed for Catalan giants Barcelona from English Premiership side Arsenal for 15million euros on a four year contract which will see him team up again with another former Gunner in Thierry Henry. Picture: JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images

40yo former Arsenal playmaker comes out of retirement to sign for new club

Alexander Hleb is coming out of retirement at the age of 40 to sign for Bahraini Premier League side, Al Khaldiya, for the new season.
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)

From £45m to £10m: How did Arsenal drive midfielder's price down so much?

When Mikel Arteta arrived at Arsenal, Matteo Guendouzi was valued at £45m and was a regular first team starter, but a handful of games...
Bukayo Saka stands dejected after missing from the penalty spot during the shoot out following the UEFA Euro 2020 Final at Wembley Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday July 11, 2021. Copyright: Mike Egerton

Episode 297: Arsenal Euros final fallout and pre-season anticipation

Matthew and Anita look back at Italy's shoot-out victory over England, talk selections and send Saka some love taking his first ever professional penalty in England's biggest game in over 50 years.
Mat Ryan via Real Sociedad

Mat Ryan signs for Real Sociedad

Mat Ryan has signed for Real Sociedad as he looks to become a number one as Arsenal chased him to remain as the club's number two.
Bukayo Saka stands dejected after missing from the penalty spot during the shoot out following the UEFA Euro 2020 Final at Wembley Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday July 11, 2021. Copyright: Mike Egerton

Bukayo Saka abuse prompts strong Arsenal statement

Arsenal have issued a strong statement after Bukayo Saka was racially abused following England's defeat in the Euro 2020 final to Italy on Sunday night.
Emile Smith Rowe in action during the Premier League match at Selhurst Park, London. Picture date: Wednesday May 19, 2021. Copyright: Frank Augstein

Are Arsenal playing games with Emile Smith Rowe’s agent and Aston Villa?

Two offers for Emile Smith Rowe from Aston Villa and two different players offered the number 10 shirt that's meant to be going to the midfielder in his new contract, so what's really going on?
Dani Ceballos attends the first training session of the team at Soccer City, in Las Rozas, outside Madrid, Spain, 01 July 2021. Copyright: Javier Lizon

Former Arsenal midfielder: "I want to succeed at Real Madrid"

Dani Ceballos is still holding on to his dream that he can make it at Real Madrid despite showing little over two seasons at Arsenal that would have excited the Spanish side.
Departure of Nuno Tavares, Benfica player, to London, at Humberto Delgado airport. Departure from Nuno Tavares to London Lisbon, 07/02/2021 - Copyright Andr xLuisxAlvesx

Nuno Tavares rejected larger offer to sign for Arsenal

Real Sociedad attempted to derail Arsenal's move for Nuno Tavares, even offering the defender a larger contract but the 21-year-old still opted to sign for Arsenal.
Departure of Nuno Tavares, Benfica player, to London, at Humberto Delgado airport. Departure from Nuno Tavares to London Lisbon, 07/02/2021 - Copyright Andr xLuisxAlvesx

3 bonus clauses in Nuno Tavares Arsenal deal explained

Nuno Tavares is now an Arsenal player and, in Portugal, further details of the fee Arsenal have agreed to pay have been revealed.