Lee Hurley

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Lee Hurley has been a professional writer for nearly 30 years and established LadyArse.com, DailyCannon’s former inception, in 2008. He has been an Arsenal supporter since 1987 and has written for The Guardian, Vice, Huck, Paddy Power, The Mirror, Metro and the Gooner Fanzine amongst many others and also co-owns TransWrites.world.
Arsenal's Polish defender #15 Jakub Kiwior celebrates at the end of during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, on April 28, 2024. Arsenal wins 3 - 2 against Tottenham Hotspur. (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)

AC Milan ready to make offer for Arsenal 24yo they believe is for sale

AC Milan are reportedly considering a move for Arsenal defender Jakub Kiwior, with the Gunners open to selling the Polish international this summer.
BOLOGNA, ITALY - NOVEMBER 03: Mattéo Guendouzi of SS Lazio during the Serie A TIM match between Bologna FC and SS Lazio at Stadio Renato Dall'Ara on November 03, 2023 in Bologna, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

Aston Villa in talks with former Arsenal fan favourite

Aston Villa are reportedly in talks to sign former Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi. Will the fiery Frenchman reunite with Unai Emery in the Premier League?
Athletic Bilbao's Spanish forward Nico Williams reacts during the Spanish League football match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Athletic Club Bilbao at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, on February 19, 2023. (Photo by OSCAR DEL POZO / AFP) (Photo by OSCAR DEL POZO/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal 21yo forward target delays transfer decision until after Euro 2024

Arsenal target Nico Williams confirms he will make a decision on his future after Euro 2024, leaving the Gunners in suspense.
Sporting Lisbon's Swedish forward #09 Viktor Gyokeres celebrates scoring during the Portuguese League football match between Rio Ave FC and Sporting CP at the Rio Ave FC - Dos Arcos stadium in Vila do Conde, on February 25, 2024. (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal and Sporting £20m apart in striker valuation

Arsenal's pursuit of Sporting Lisbon striker Viktor Gyokeres hits a roadblock as the Portuguese club demands his full £85 million release clause.
LONDON, ENGLAND: Aaron Ramsdale of Arsenal celebrates after teammate Kai Havertz (not pictured) scores his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Brentford FC at Emirates Stadium on March 09, 2024. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

“I never want to do that again”: Arsenal star’s message to Arteta

Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale vows to never endure another season on the bench after losing his starting spot to David Raya.
Arsenal's Spanish goalkeeper #22 David Raya gestures during the English Premier League football match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Arsenal at the American Express Community Stadium in Brighton, southern England on April 6, 2024. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Brentford coach explains why they couldn’t keep Arsenal star

Brentford goalkeeper coach Manu Sotelo praises Arsenal's David Raya as the "smartest goalkeeper" he's ever worked with.
Catalin Cirjan playing for Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Arsenal youngster joins Dinamo Bucharest after contract termination

Arsenal youngster Catalin Cirjan joins Dinamo Bucharest after contract termination. Agent defends player amidst criticism following departure.
FROSINONE, ITALY - APRIL 07: Joshua Zirkzee of Bologna FC looks on during the Serie A TIM match between Frosinone Calcio and Bologna FC - Serie A TIM at Stadio Benito Stirpe on April 07, 2024 in Frosinone, Italy.(Photo by Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images)

Arsenal target agrees 5-year deal with AC Milan but agent fee causes problem

Arsenal's pursuit of Joshua Zirkzee may be back on track as his proposed move to AC Milan stalls over agent fee disputes.
UDINE, ITALY - MAY 06: Victor Osimhen of SSC Napoli looks on during the Serie A TIM match between Udinese Calcio and SSC Napoli at Dacia Arena on May 06, 2024 in Udine, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

Arsenal hold talks with Osimhen’s agent amid €90m bid rumours

Arsenal in talks with Napoli striker Victor Osimhen's agent over potential transfer. Will the Gunners secure his signature despite a hefty release clause?
50 ways into football

Arsenal stars contribute to new book inspiring future football professionals

Arsenal stars Declan Rice and Alessia Russo contribute to "50 Ways Into Football", a new book inspiring the next generation of football professionals.
LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA - MARCH 26: Diogo Costa of Portugal reacts during the international friendly match between Slovenia and Portugal on March 26, 2024 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.(Photo by Jurij Kodrun/Getty Images)

Arsenal reportedly monitoring €75m-clause goalkeeper

Arsenal are reportedly interested in Porto goalkeeper Diogo Costa. Will they trigger his €75 million release clause?
LUTON, ENGLAND: Gabriel Jesus of Arsenal celebrates after scoring the team's second goal during the Premier League match between Luton Town and Arsenal FC at Kenilworth Road on December 05, 2023. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsenal open to selling Gabriel Jesus if right offer arrives

Arsenal are reportedly open to selling striker Gabriel Jesus this summer if a suitable offer is received.
Real Sociedad's Scottish defender #17 Kieran Tierney reacts during the Spanish league football match between CA Osasuna and Real Sociedad at El Sadar stadium in Pamplona on December 2, 2023. (Photo by ANDER GILLENEA/AFP via Getty Images)

Fulham target Arsenal fan favourite set for exit

Fulham eye Arsenal's Kieran Tierney as a replacement for sought-after Antonee Robinson. Will Tierney leave Arsenal for a fresh start?
FROSINONE, ITALY - APRIL 07: Joshua Zirkzee of Bologna FC looks on during the Serie A TIM match between Frosinone Calcio and Bologna FC - Serie A TIM at Stadio Benito Stirpe on April 07, 2024 in Frosinone, Italy.(Photo by Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images)

Agent wants €15m fee for Arsenal 23yo forward target

Arsenal's interest in Bologna striker Joshua Zirkzee has reportedly cooled, leaving the Gunners to explore alternative targets.
MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 31: Gabriel Paulista of Atletico Madrid looks on from the substitute bench prior to the LaLiga EA Sports match between Atletico Madrid and Rayo Vallecano at Civitas Metropolitano Stadium on January 31, 2024 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

Former Arsenal man agrees Besiktas deal despite desire to return to former club

Former Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista is set to join Turkish club Besiktas, ending his short spell at Atletico Madrid and dashing hopes of a Valencia return.
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - MAY 18: Vivianne Miedema of Arsenal scores her team's third goal with teammates Victoria Pelova and Frida Maanum during the Barclays Women´s Super League match between Arsenal FC and Brighton & Hove Albion at Meadow Park on May 18, 2024 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Arsenal midfielder suffers ACL injury on international duty

Arsenal's Victoria Pelova suffers ACL injury, adding to the growing list of female footballers sidelined by the same issue. Is enough being done to prevent these injuries?
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 22: Usain Bolt poses with the Laureus trophy and wreath on the red carpet during the Laureus World Sports Awards at Galería De Cristal on April 22, 2024 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Borja B. Hojas/Getty Images)

I couldn’t deal with Arsenal winning Premier League says Usain Bolt

Olympic legend Usain Bolt, a Manchester United fan, has sparked controversy by expressing his preference for Man City over Arsenal, citing the Gunners' fans as the reason.
AS Roma's Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny warms up prior the Italian Serie A football match Inter Milan vs AS Roma at the San Siro stadium in Milan on February 26. (Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Arsenal fan favourite released as another agrees Saudi deal

Former Arsenal players Wojciech Szczesny and Francis Coquelin embark on new journeys, with Szczesny joining Al Nassr and Coquelin leaving Villarreal.
NAPLES, ITALY - MAY 11: Victor Osimhen of SSC Napoli looks disappointed during the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and Bologna FC at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona on May 11, 2024 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)

Arsenal to offer €90m for Victor Osimhen

Arsenal prepare a bold €90m bid for Napoli's star striker Victor Osimhen, but the Italian club demands €130m. Will the Gunners meet their demands?
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Laura Wienroither of Arsenal is challenged by Lauren Hemp of Manchester City during the FA Women's Continental Tyres League Cup Semi Final match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Meadow Park on February 08, 2023 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Arsenal 25yo signs new deal

Arsenal Women's defender Laura Wienroither signs a new contract, committing her future to the club after a successful injury comeback.
NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - JANUARY 09: A detailed view of the Kieran Tierney of Arsenal wearing the Arsenal all-white kit in support of the 'No More Red' outreach and anti-knife crime initiative with adidas during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Nottingham Forest and Arsenal at City Ground on January 09, 2022 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Arsenal slash asking price for fan favourite to £10m

Arsenal are reportedly willing to accept a cut-price fee of £10 million for Kieran Tierney, who spent last season on loan at Real Sociedad. The Gunners' decision could spark a transfer battle for the talented left-back.
France's defender William Saliba arrives to take part in the French team's preparation for upcoming friendly football matches in Clairefontaine-en-Yvelines on March 18, 2024. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal star hailed after international performance

Arsenal defender William Saliba delivers a Player-of-the-Match performance for France against Canada, boosting his chances of starting at Euro 2024.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 29: Reiss Nelson of Arsenal looks on during the UEFA Champions League match between Arsenal FC and RC Lens at Emirates Stadium on November 29, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Arsenal will consider ‘big’ offers for fan favourite says report

Arsenal are reportedly open to offers for Reiss Nelson, despite recently signing a new contract. Limited game time could force the winger to seek a move elsewhere.
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MAY 28: Douglas Luiz of Aston Villa in action during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Brighton & Hove Albion at Villa Park on May 28, 2023 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

£50m door opens for Arsenal to sign long-term midfield target

Arsenal's long-term target, Douglas Luiz, could be available for £50 million as Aston Villa face financial pressure due to rejected spending proposals.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 07: Bukayo Saka of England during the international friendly match between England and Iceland at Wembley Stadium on June 07, 2024 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

English media called out for targeting Bukao Saka after England loss

English media faces criticism for targeting Arsenal's Bukayo Saka after England's loss to Iceland. Lewis Hamilton and Ian Wright defend the young star.
Mika Biereth celebrating a goal for Sturm Graz (Photo via Sturm Graz on Twitter)

Arsenal striker interest gathering pace

Arsenal striker Mika Biereth is attracting interest from Club Brugge and Sheffield Wednesday after an impressive loan spell at Sturm Graz.
Germany's midfielder Mesut Ozil (L) and Germany's defender Per Mertesacker celebrate after their team won the 2014 FIFA World Cup final football match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on July 13, 2014. AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ

Arsenal director backs England for Euro 2024 glory

Arsenal director Per Mertesacker backs England for Euro 2024 glory, while highlighting the potential of Arsenal's 11 stars participating in the tournament.
England's midfielder #04 Declan Rice reacts to their defeat on the pitch after the International friendly football match between England and Iceland at Wembley Stadium in London on June 7, 2024. Iceland won the game 1-0. (Photo by HENRY NICHOLLS/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal star reacts to England’s surprise defeat to Iceland

Arsenal's Declan Rice calls for improvement from England after a disappointing 1-0 loss to Iceland in a pre-Euro 2024 friendly at Wembley.
Arsenal's French defender William Saliba celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA Europa League last 16 first leg football match between Sporting CP and Arsenal at Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon on March 9, 2023. (Photo by FILIPE AMORIM/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal star explains ‘very big turning point’ after tough start to Arsenal career

William Saliba credits his loan spell at Marseille as a turning point in his career, propelling him to Arsenal stardom and a spot in France's Euro squad.
Argentina's midfielder Rodrigo De Paul (L) and Brazil's forward Gabriel Martinelli fight for the ball during the 2026 FIFA World Cup South American qualification football match between Brazil and Argentina at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on November 21, 2023. (Photo by CARL DE SOUZA/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal forward explains his favourite position

Arsenal's Gabriel Martinelli expresses his preference for playing on the left wing for Brazil but shows willingness to adapt to other positions for the team's success.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 11: General view outside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Brentford FC at Emirates Stadium on February 11, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s squad value drops but still 2nd highest in world

Premier League squad values fluctuate, with Arsenal and Manchester United experiencing significant drops. Despite this, the Premier League remains the most valuable football league globally.
BRENTFORD, ENGLAND: Emile Smith Rowe of Arsenal warms up prior to the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Brentford and Arsenal at Gtech Community Stadium on September 27, 2023. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal fan favourite targeted by cheeky Luton move

Arsenal midfielder Emile Smith Rowe is a target for both Luton Town and Fulham. Will he stay at Arsenal or seek regular playing time elsewhere?
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 15: Manuela Zinsberger of Arsenal reacts after the Barclays FA Women's Super League match between Arsenal Women and Chelsea Women at Meadow Park on November 15, 2020 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsenal goalkeeper leaves international camp for personal reasons

Arsenal goalkeeper Manuela Zinsberger has left the Austrian national team camp to be with her wife, who is expecting their first child.
Arsenal's French defender William Saliba (L) celebrates with Arsenal's English midfielder Bukayo Saka (R) after the final whistle of the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in London on November 6, 2022.(Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal players: Values and contract status

Arsenal's squad value drops by €63m, but still remains the second highest globally. Find out which players saw their value drop and who remains a top earner.
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - MAY 31: Alessia Russo of England chases the ball during the UEFA Women's EURO 2025 qualifying match between England and France at St James' Park on May 31, 2024 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Arsenal forward challenges England to raise their standards

Arsenal's Alessia Russo calls on England to maintain high standards after a crucial win against France in their Euro 2025 qualifier.
Arsenal's Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla (L) and Spanish midfielder Mikel Arteta (R) attend training for the forthcoming UEFA Champions League group B football match against FC Schalke 04 at Arsenal's training ground, London Colney, North London, England on October 23, 2012. (Photo credit GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Santi Cazorla confirms Arsenal return option after Arteta discussion

Arsenal legend Santi Cazorla confirms talks with Mikel Arteta about a potential return to the club after his retirement, fuelling speculation among fans.
DORTMUND, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 12: William Saliba of France runs with the ball during the international friendly match between Germany and France at Signal Iduna Park on September 12, 2023 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s star rates himself against Premier League’s best

Arsenal's William Saliba believes he's among the Premier League's top 3 defenders, as he aims to replicate his club form for France at Euro 2024 despite past struggles.
England's striker #20 Harry Kane (L), England's midfielder #16 Declan Rice (2L), England's midfielder #18 Jack Grealish (2R) and England's midfielder #19 James Maddison warm up on the side of the pitch during the International friendly football match between England and Bosnia-Herzegovina at St James' Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north east England on June 3, 2024. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Declan Rice ‘gutted’ Tottenham and Manchester City men dumped by England

Arsenal's Declan Rice reacts to England Euro 2024 squad exclusions, expressing disappointment for friends James Maddison and Jack Grealish, and praising young talent Adam Wharton.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 28: Sky Sports pundit Roy Keane looks on prior to the Premier League match between Everton FC and AFC Bournemouth at Goodison Park on May 28, 2023 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Arsenal fan banned for 3 years

An Arsenal fan has been banned from football for 3 years and sentenced to community service for headbutting former Manchester United player Roy Keane.
Uruguay's midfielder Lucas Torreira gives a press confernce at Al Erssal in Doha on November 22, 2022 during the Qatar 2022 World Cup football tournament. (Photo by PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP via Getty Images)

Former Arsenal midfielder “sad” after international snub

Former Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira has expressed his disappointment at being left out of the Uruguay squad, despite a successful season at Galatasaray.