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.
France's forward Ousmane Dembele (L) vies with Iceland's goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson during the friendly football match between France and Iceland at the Roudourou Stadium in Guingamp, western France on October 11, 2018. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)

Arsenal shirt numbers: Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson and David Raya

Arsenal look set to sign Dijon's Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson on a five-year deal, so what shirt number would he get if he does sign for Arsenal?
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal is fouled by Michael Hector of Fulham during the Premier League match between Fulham and Arsenal at Craven Cottage on September 12, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Childs - Pool/Getty Images)

Who is fit to lineup for Arsenal vs West Ham?

Arsenal face West Ham and will be looking to pick up where they left off at Fulham, so who is fit and available to face the Hammers?
Kiko Casilla of Leeds United in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Reading at Elland Road on February 22, 2020 in Leeds, England.

Marcelo Bielsa defends decision to make Casilla captain despite racism ban

Leeds' goalkeeper Kiko Casilla has been banned for eight games after being found guilty of using the N-word at Charlton striker, Jonathan Leko.
sportsbet.io

Arsenal announce new partner on £4.5m 3-year-deal

Arsenal  have announced a new partnership with Sportsbet.io who, apparently, hail from the 'tech hotbed of Yallinn, Estonia.'
LE HAVRE, FRANCE - JUNE 14: Former England player Alex Scott speaks with presenter Gabby Logan prior to the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France group D match between England and Argentina at on June 14, 2019 in Le Havre, France. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Gammon annoyed as Alex Scott named new host of BBC’s Question of Sport

Alex Scott will become the new host of the BBC's long-running Question of Sport, replacing Sue Barker much to the annoyance of a lot of gammon
William Saliba on his friendly debut against MK Dons (Photo via David Price on Twitter)

Will William Saliba be available for Arsenal vs West Ham?

Mikel Arteta surprised everybody by starting Gabriel vs Fulham, leaving Saliba out of the squad, so will the 19yo defender play vs West Ham?

Emi Martinez joins Aston Villa and shows why he never made it at Arsenal

Emiliano Martinez is off to Aston Villa but by moving so soon after the Cup final, is he showing why he never made it at Arsenal?
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang signs new Arsenal contract (via@Arsenal)

Episode 256: Arsenal’s good news keeps on coming

This week, we enjoy Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang signing on, winning by the river v Fulham and the upgrade in Mikel Arteta's official status.
CARDIFF, WALES - SEPTEMBER 02: Lucas Torreira of Arsenal sits on the bench before the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Arsenal FC at Cardiff City Stadium on September 2, 2018 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Where would a €24m fee for Lucas Torreira rank in Arsenal’s top sales?

Arsenal have reportedly accepted a €24m offer for Lucas Torreira so where would that rank in terms of Arsenal's record sales to date?
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 02: A poppy is seen on the shirt of Lucas Torreira of Arsenal ahead of Remembrance Day during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Emirates Stadium on November 02, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Will Arsenal make profit or loss with €24m Torreira sale?

Arsenal have accepted a €24m bid from Torino for Lucas Torreira, so how does that stack up in terms of what Arsenal have already paid out?
Lyon's French midfielder Houssem Aouar reacts after missing a goal opportunity during the UEFA Champions League semi-final football match between Lyon and Bayern Munich at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon on August 19, 2020. (Photo by Miguel A. Lopes / POOL / AFP) (Photo by MIGUEL A. LOPES/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Houssem Aouar to Arsenal: Latest as Gunners become front-runners

Arsenal and Edu are reportedly locked in talks with Lyon trying to sign Houssem Aouar for Mikel Arteta.

“Never in doubt”: Arsenal finally announce Aubameyang

Arsenal have finally announced that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has agreed to stay at the club, signing a new 3-year-deal.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal FC at Selhurst Park on January 11, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Where does Aubameyang rank on Arsenal’s all-time greatest goalscorers list?

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored 72 goals for Arsenal, so where does he rank on the list of Arsenal's all-time greatest goalscorers?
Vito Mannone signs for Monaco

32-year-old former Arsenal man signs for AS Monaco on 2-year deal

Former Arsenal goalkeeper, Vito Mannone, has signed for AS Monaco on a free after leaving Reading earlier this summer at the end of his contract.
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND: An NHS logo is seen on the shirt of Emiliano Martinez of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Arsenal FC at St Mary's Stadium on June 25, 2020 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Details of Emi Martinez’s Aston Villa deal begin to emerge

Emi Martinez has reportedly agreed a four-year deal to join Aston Villa that will see Arsenal pocket £16m plus add-ons.

Former top Arsenal scout says he 'can't afford to be bitter' about Arsenal sacking

Francis Cagigao gave an interview about his sacking by Arsenal after 25 years at the club saying you can't afford to be bitter in life.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang signs new Arsenal contract (via@Arsenal)

Willian makes more recoveries than assists and Mikel Arteta is happy

Whether you think he got two assists or three, there is no denying Willian stole the show against Fulham delivering a debut to remember.
Arsenal's French striker Alexandre Lacazette (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and West Ham at the Emirates Stadium in London on March 7, 2020.

Arsenal vs West Ham: Head-to-head record

Arsenal host West Ham this weekend but how have things gone for the men throughout the history of this fixture?
Steph Catley

Arsenal defender will train normally after poor challenge

Steph Catley was injured by a very poor challenge from Gilly Flaherty early in the game against West Ham on 12 September.
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal interacts with Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal after he is subbed during the Premier League match between Fulham and Arsenal at Craven Cottage on September 12, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Childs - Pool/Getty Images)

Alexandre Lacazette confirms how he feels at Arsenal

Alexandre Lacazette confirmed that he is really happy at Arsenal and reiterated what Mikel Arteta said before the game against Fulham
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Gabriel of Arsenal celebrates with his team mates after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Fulham and Arsenal at Craven Cottage on September 12, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Stansall - Pool/Getty Images)

3 Willian assists as Mikel Arteta spanks Scott Parker: Fulham vs Arsenal player ratings...

Arsenal opened their 20/21 season by thumping Fulham 3-0 at Craven Cottage in Saturday's early kick-off with Willian and Gabriel superb.
Arsenal Third Kit player pictures (Photo via FootyHeadlines)

5 deals done, 4 games, 3 injuries + more: Arsenal’s week

It has been a busy week for Arsenal with plenty of incomings, outgoings and football at all levels. Here's everything you need to know.
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 08: of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on September 08, 2020 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Martinez + 7 out: Who is fit to lineup for Arsenal vs Fulham?

Arsenal start their 20/21 Premier League campaign this weekend against newly-promoted Fulham, so who is fit and who is out ahead of the game?
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Mikel Arteta is seen ahead of the English FA Cup fifth round football match between Portsmouth and Arsenal at Fratton Park stadium in Portsmouth, southern England, on March 2, 2020.

Mikel Arteta and Scott Parker discuss Fulham vs Arsenal

Mikel Arteta and Scott Parker both spoke to the media ahead of Arsenal's trip to Fulham in their Premier League opener this weekend.
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Mikel Arteta (L) reacts with Arsenal's French striker Alexandre Lacazette after the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in London on January 21, 2020. - The match ended in a draw at 2-2. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / 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 BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)

He’s really happy here: Alexandre Lacazette to stay at Arsenal

Mikel Arteta believes Alexandre Lacazette is 'happy' at Arsenal and wants to remain at the club.
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 19: 5 Arsenal fans pose for a photo inside the stadium prior to the Barclays FA Women's Super League match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Meadow Park on January 19, 2020 in Borehamwood, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

West Ham vs Arsenal will have 1,000 fans

Arsenal women's game vs West Ham will go ahead with 1,000 supporters as planned despite changing government advice.
Lotte Wubben-Moy

Arsenal re-sign 21-year-old Wubben-Moy

Arsenal have re-signed Lotte Wubben-Moy after the defender returned home from the States due to the current pandemic.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Dani Ceballos of Arsenal warms up ahead of the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on July 07, 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 Adam Davy/Pool via Getty Images)

Is Dani Ceballos fit and available to play vs Fulham?

Dani Ceballos signed for Arsenal on loan from Real Madrid but will he be available to play against Fulham in Arsenal's Premier League opener?
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 08: of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on September 08, 2020 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Is Gabriel fit and available to play vs Fulham?

Arsenal showed the clearest sign yet that Gabriel is in contention to play some part against Fulham on Saturday.
Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between Olympiacos FC and Arsenal FC at Karaiskakis Stadium on February 20, 2020 in Piraeus, Greece.

Arsenal give Mikel Arteta a promotion and restore sense

Arsenal have renamed Mikel Arteta's 'first-team manager' meaning we can all stop saying 'head coach' which is no name for the role at Arsenal

Dad shares outrageous goal as Marcelo Flores trains with Arsenal first team

Marcelo Flores trained with the Arsenal first team and scored the most outrageous which was then shared by his father, Ruben.
Liverpool's English defender Trent Alexander-Arnold is seen during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on July 22, 2020. (Photo by PHIL NOBLE / 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 PHIL NOBLE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Liverpool vs Arsenal kick-off time moved

Arsenal have confirmed that their game at Anfield on 28 September will now kick-off 15 minutes later than originally planned.
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 08: of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on September 08, 2020 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Mesut Ozil laughs at Tottenham as he declares himself fit for Fulham

Mesut Ozil has declared himself fit and ready to play for Arsenal this weekend and after he did that he had a good laugh at Tottenham.
Arsenal's Brazilian defender David Luiz (R) celebrates with Arsenal's Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka (L) after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Bournemouth at the Emirates Stadium in London on October 6, 2019. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP)

Arsenal defender neck injury makes him a doubt for Fulham vs Arsenal

David Luiz has picked up a rather vague 'neck complaint' that could be serious and is described as 'delicate'.
Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reacts to scoring the winning penalty as he jumps into the arms of Arsenal's Argentinian goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez during the shoot-out during the English FA Community Shield football match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium in north London on August 29, 2020. (Photo by ANDREW COULDRIDGE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal star makes PFA Team of the Year but another misses out

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been named in the PFA Team of the Year but Bukayo Saka misses out on the Young Player award.
Arsenal women

Miedema, Little, and Williamson named in FA WSL Team of the Year

Two Arsenal players have been named in the FA WSL Team of the Year with both Kim Little and Vivianne Miedema claiming a place.
Paris Saint-Germain's Spanish defender Irene Paredes (L) and Arsenal's English defender Leah Williamson talk to Swiss referee Esther Staubli (R) during the UEFA Women's Champions League quarter-final football match between Arsenal and Paris SG at the Anoeta stadium in San Sebastian on August 22, 2020. (Photo by Villar Lopez / POOL / AFP)

3 Arsenal players get England training camp call-up

Beth Mead, Leah Williamson and Jordan Nobbs have all been included in the England Women's squad for their September training camp. Former Arsenal youngster, Lotte...
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Henrikh Mkhitaryan of Arsenal is closed down by Alexis Sanchez of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on April 29, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Mkhitaryan on leaving Arsenal after Alexis Manchester United comments

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has spoken about leaving Arsenal for Roma following Alexis Sanchez saying he wanted to leave Manchester United after 1 day
Owen Coyle ia fcjamshedpur.com

Once tipped to replace Arsene Wenger, Owen Coyle joins Jamshedpur FC

Owen Coyle was once tipped to replace Arsene Wenger but has just signed as the new head coach for Jamshedpur FC, so how'd that happen?
Arsenal women

Roord, routs and recognition: Arsenal women news update

Football returned this weekend for Arsenal women, so let's take a quick look around the main news this week. The FA WSL fixtures were...