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.
Togo's national football team Togolese forward Emmanuel Adebayor smiles during a training session on January 18, 2017 in Bitam during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations football tournament in Gabon.

Ex-Arsenal man hates club, tweaks his own narrative

Emmanuel Adebayor has been ranting again while three Arsenal loanees are doing things to make people take notice
Mikel Arteta with Stan Kroenke via Reddit

Mikel Arteta flies to America to meet with Stan Kroenke

Mikel Arteta has flown to America to meet with Arsenal owner, Stan Kroenke, in Denver.
Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Burnley at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 23, 2022. - - 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 Glyn KIRK / 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. / 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 GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

What is a red card when it’s not Granit Xhaka?

Arsenal couldn't break down a tough Burnley side, showing their desperate need for a striker, and a referee who knows the rules of the game.
Arsenal's Brazilian striker Gabriel Martinelli (L) vies with Burnley's English defender James Tarkowski (R) during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Burnley at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 23, 2022. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

5 defeats, 3 draws: Arsenal winless in 2022 + news roundup

Arsenal's men and women both drew at the weekend as the club's search for a senior win in 2022 continues.
GOSFORD, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 23: Carl Jenkinson of Melbourne City celebrates his goal wirth team mates during the round 11 A-League match between Central Coast Mariners and Melbourne City at Central Coast Stadium, on January 23, 2022, in Gosford, Australia. (Photo by Ashley Feder/Getty Images)

Carl Jenkinson scores on debut for Melbourne City FC

Carl Jenkinson signed for Melbourne City FC this week and scored a goal on his debut!
VALE OF GLAMORGAN, WALES - NOVEMBER 09: Aaron Ramsey of Wales trains during a Wales Training Session at The Vale Resort on November 09, 2021 in Vale of Glamorgan, Wales. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Aaron Ramsey Premier League return ‘closer and closer’

Aaron Ramsey is reportedly closing in on a move to join Patrick Vieira and Crystal Palace.
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What Arsenal shirt numbers are available for new signings?

The January transfer window is heading to its climax, and with Arsenal shifting a number of players on loan, what shirt numbers are available for new arrivals?
NORWICH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal speaks to 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)

Arsenal to offer Mikel Arteta new 2 year deal with payrise

Arsenal will reportedly offer Mikel Arteta a new two-year deal in order to ward off interest from Manchester City who see the Spaniard as a potential replacement for Pep Guardiola.
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Official: Pablo Mari signs for Udinese on loan

Arsenal have agreed a deal that sees Pablo Mari leave the club to join Udinese on loan until the end of the season.
Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta (R) speaks witj Arsenal's English midfielder Bukayo Saka (L) during the English League Cup semi-final first leg football match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on January 13, 2022. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Liverpool assistant manager hails Arsenal as a ‘proper team’

Liverpool's assistant manager, Pep Lijnders, spoke to the media ahead of the second final of the Carabao Cup semi-final at the Emirates and he couldn't have been full of more praise for Arsenal.
Liverpool's Dutch assistant manager Pepijn Lijnders (L) reacts during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in London on January 2, 2022. - 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 Adrian DENNIS / 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. / 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 ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Liverpool ‘fully respect’ Arsenal’s decision around postponement

Liverpool's assistant manager, Pep Lijnders met the press before Arsenal host Liverpool and he was, inevitably, asked about Arsenal's game against Tottenham being postponed.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal reacts after the Premier League match between Arsenal and Southampton at Emirates Stadium on December 11, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Summer Free Agent Options for Gunners

Mikel Arteta wants to ensure that Arsenal’s momentum continues throughout the rest of the season and into the 2022/23 season and that means more...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 06: (L - R) Martin Odegaard and Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal speak before taking a free kick during the Premier League match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park on December 06, 2021 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Arsenal optimistic Liverpool game will go ahead

Arsenal are said to be optimistic as they assess their squad numbers before the game against Liverpool despite the Daily Mail suggesting the fixture could be in doubt.
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Arsenal sign Rafaelle Souza

Arsenal have finally ended all the speculation and announced that they have signed Brazilian defender, Rafaella Souza.
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Arteta and Arsenal compared to Boris Johnson and Tory parties

The media are still not coping well with Arsenal daring to ask to have the Tottenham game postponed and one ITV correspondent has got himself in a bit of a pickle
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Premier League: What are the Sectors that Invest the Most in the Best Football...

The Premier League's principal function is to organize the football contest between the league's 20 clubs.
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Premier League will not change rules despite Arsenal outrage

The Premier League will resist calls to change their rules around matches being postponed, despite the mass hysteria over Arsenal's game against Tottenham being moved.
Atletico Mineiro's Diego Costa reacts during the first leg football match of the 2021 Brazil Cup final against Athletico Paranaense at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, on December 12, 2021. (Photo by DOUGLAS MAGNO / AFP) (Photo by DOUGLAS MAGNO/AFP via Getty Images)

Diego Costa compared to Granit Xhaka and linked with Arsenal

Arsenal are being linked with an annoying move for Diego Costa, a player who has, ridiculously, been called the 'Granit Xhaka of strikers'.
HOFFENHEIM, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 17: Laura Wienroither of Hoffenheim reacts during the UEFA Women's Champions League group C match between 1899 Hoffenheim and FC Barcelona at Ditmar-Hopp-Stadion on November 17, 2021 in Hoffenheim, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

Arsenal sign Wienroither from TSG 1899 Hoffenheim

Arsenal women have announced the signing of Austrian Laura Wienroither from TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JANUARY 09: Kim Little of Arsenal walks off the pitch after the Barclays FA Women's Super League match between Birmingham City Women and Arsenal Women at St Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium on January 09, 2022 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Postponed: Arsenal women’s game vs Reading

Arsenal's FA WSL game against Reading, that was due to take place on Sunday, has been postponed.
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Arsenal beat Manchester United to sign Stina Blackstenius

Arsenal have confirmed they have signed Stina Blackstenius from BK Hacken so what does that mean for Vivianne Miedema's future?
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 13: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal leaves the field of play after being sent off during the Carabao Cup Semi Final First Leg match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on January 13, 2022 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

What games will Granit Xhaka miss through suspension?

Granit Xhaka picked up the fifth red card of his Arsenal career so what matches will the former Arsenal captain miss through suspension?
Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta (R) speaks witj Arsenal's English midfielder Bukayo Saka (L) during the English League Cup semi-final first leg football match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on January 13, 2022. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

10-man Arsenal impress as they deny Liverpool

Arsenal produced a display to be proud off against Liverpool at Anfield, despite playing most of the match with just 10 men and now go into the second leg all level.

Gabon win without Aubameyang as Ghana lose with Partey

AFCON is underway and on Monday, Thomas Partey's Ghana and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's Gabon played to mixed fortunes.
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp speaks during a television interview after the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on September 28, 2020. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / POOL / AFP)

No EFL investigation into Liverpool after absurd ‘false positives’ claim

Jurgen Klopp said that Liverpool's recent Covid outbreak was actually a 'lot of false positives' but that seems highly unlikely and it has annoyed a number of EFL clubs, not that the EFL and their former Liverpool chief executive chairman care about that.
STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - JANUARY 09: D'Margio Wright-Phillips of Stoke City during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Stoke City and Leyton Orient at Bet365 Stadium on January 09, 2022 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Feel old as Ian Wright’s grandson makes debut for Stoke

If you wanted to feel old, then the news that Ian Wright's grandson is old enough to play professional football should just about do it.
MILAN, ITALY - DECEMBER 22: Alexis Sanchez of FC Internazionale FC reacts during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and Torino FC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on December 22, 2021 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Alexis Sanchez offered to Everton for free

Former Arsenal frontman, Alexis Sanchez, has reportedly been offered to Everton as Inter Milan look to shift him from the their books.
Arsenal's English midfielder Bukayo Saka (L), Arsenal's French striker Alexandre Lacazette (C) and Arsenal's Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard (R) react to their defeat on the pitch on the final whistle in the English FA Cup third round football match between Nottingham Forest and Arsenal at The City Ground in Nottingham, central England, on January 9, 2022. - Forest won the game 1-0. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal pathetic but who was worst against Nottingham Forest?

Arsenal were deservedly dumped out of the FA Cup in the third round, again, by Nottingham Forest as they put in perhaps their worst performance of the season.
Angers' French midfielder Pierrick Capelle (C) and Paris Saint-Germain's French defender Colin Dagba (R) fight for the ball during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and SCO Angers at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on October 15, 2021. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP) (Photo by ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal identify 23yo PSG Cedric Soares replacement

Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing PSG's defender, Colin Dagba, after the 23-year-old right-back turned down a loan to Saint-Etienne.
Carabao Cup Arsenal v AFC Wimbledon Alexandre Lacazette 9 of Arsenal celebrates his goal with , Cedric Soares to make it 1-0 London Emirates Stadium Greater London United Kingdom Copyright: Arron Gent/News Images

Atletico Madrid target Cedric Soares for January move

Atletico Madrid are apparently interested in signing Cedric Soares from Arsenal during the January transfer window to replace Kieran Trippier.
Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta gestures on the touchline during the English FA Cup third round football match between Nottingham Forest and Arsenal at The City Ground in Nottingham, central England, on January 9, 2022. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal lineup against Liverpool likely to be similar as against Forest

Arsenal face having to field a similar lineup against Liverpool as the side that shamed themselves at Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup.
BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 28: Danilo dos Santos of Palmeiras controls the ball during a semi final second leg match between Atletico Mineiro and Palmeiras as part of Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2021 at Mineirao Stadium on September 28, 2021 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Douglas Magno - Pool/Getty Images)

Arsenal make €20m offer for Danilo

Arsenal have reportedly offered €20m for Danilo dos Santos, a player they've been linked with for some time.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang modelling the new Arsenal third kit for 2021/22 (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Barcelona and Saint-Etienne consider Aubameyang move but neither likely to happen

Barcelona and Saint-Etienne are said to be set to fight it out for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's signature, even though the former side have others on their list and the latter can't afford him.
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Jamie Vardy could miss Arsenal game

Jamie Vardy could miss Arsenal's Premier League game against Leicester when the two sides in march with the forward struggling with injury.
Tottenham Hotspur's South Korean striker Son Heung-Min reacts during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 2, 2018. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / IKIMAGES / AFP)

Tottenham hitman to miss Arsenal clash

Son Heung-min will miss Arsenal's crunch Premier League tie against Tottenham that takes place later this month.
25th August 2021 The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, West Midlands, England EFL Cup Football, West Bromwich Albion versus Arsenal Arsenal players celebrate Alexandre Lacazette& x2019s goal after 69 minutes 0-6 Graham Wilson

8 players who could leave Arsenal in January

The January transfer window is upon us and it is the last chance for Arsenal to obtain a few £££ for a number of players, so who is likely to leave?
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 15: Emile Smith Rowe of Arsenal celebrates after scoring their team's second goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on December 15, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta explains Emile Smith Rowe’s bench status

Emile Smith Rowe has spent most of his time since recovering from injury on the bench with many speculating that he is struggling to get back in to the starting lineup but, as many others suspected, that is because he has been carrying an injury all this time.
FLORENCE, ITALY: Dusan Vlahovic of ACF Fiorentina reacts during the Serie A match between ACF Fiorentina and Spezia Calcio at Stadio Artemio Franchi on October 31, 2021. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti / Getty Images)

Arsenal best positioned to sign Dusan Vlahovic in January as Merson hails striker

Arsenal seem to be in pole position to land Fiorentina's Dusan Vlahovic in the January window as they look to life after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26: Eddie Nketiah of Arsenal celebrates after scoring their side's second goal during the Carabao Cup Round of 16 match between Arsenal and Leeds United at Emirates Stadium on October 26, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Eddie Nketiah in pre-contract talks with Bayer Leverkusen

Eddie Nketiah has reportedly entered talks with Bayer Leverkusen ahead of potentially signing a pre-contract deal to join them in the summer.
Barcelona's Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho warms up before the Spanish league football match between FC Barcelona and Elche CF at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on December 18, 2021. (Photo by Pau BARRENA / AFP) (Photo by PAU BARRENA/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal Coutinho links finally end with Aston Villa transfer

Arsenal fans can rest easy today as the links with Philippe Coutinho are finally set to end with the player signing for former teammate, Steven Gerrard, and Aston Villa.