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.
Formula 1 2021: British GP SILVERSTONE CIRCUIT, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 18: Alexandre Lacazette during the British GP at Silverstone Circuit on Sunday July 18, 2021 in Northamptonshire, United Kingdom. (Photo by Zak Mauger LAT Images)

Alexandre Lacazette says "I don't really have any illusions about it anymore" about France...

Alexandre Lacazette has just 16 caps for France and has not been selected for his national team since November 2017 when he played 76 minutes against Germany and scored two goals, so what's the problem? If Lacazette knows, he isn't saying...
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Gabriel Martinelli celebrates with teammates Ben White and Gabriel Magalhaes of Arsenal after scoring their team's second goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium on November 27, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Martinelli magic: Arsenal player ratings vs Newcastle United

Arsenal got back to winning ways with a 2-0 win over a stubborn Newcastle at the Emirates on Saturday to set us all off on a good weekend.
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Best 10 sports betting tips

Whether you are just starting your sports betting adventure or are a seasoned bettor already, we have the best 10 sports betting tips to help you have a great experience.
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I’m quite smug about it actually: Arsenal star signs with Miss Kick

Arsenal winger and Republic of Ireland captain, Katie McCabe has become the first global athlete to sign a deal with women's football brand, Miss Kick.
Burnley v Arsenal. Referee Anthony Taylor awards a penalty against Aaron Ramsdale of Arsenal which is later overturned photo by Daniel Chesterton Burnley UK Copyright: Daniel Chesterton

Police seeking fans from Burnley vs Arsenal match

Police are looking to speak to a number of men after bottles and wooden seats were thrown when crowd trouble flared up at the...
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Mesut Ozil scores superb goal after 30-yard sprint

Mesut Ozil scored a brilliant solo goal for Fenerbahce on Sunday to draw his side level as they came back from 1-0 down to win 2-1.
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Arsenal join national safeguarding campaign Play Safe

Arsenal and other clubs in the Premier League are joining the FA and others in a national safeguarding campaign called 'Play Safe'.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 20: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal looks dejected following their side's defeat in the Premier League match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on November 20, 2021 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

How Liverpool exploited Arsenal’s youngsters & how they can fix it

Arsenal gave Liverpool a better run for their money than we have seen from them at Anfield in recent years but Liverpool preyed on psychological weaknesses to tear Arsenal apart in the second half. The good news is, these can be fixed.
LEIGH, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 21: Vivianne Miedema of Arsenal celebrates with teammates after scoring their team's first goal during the Barclays FA Women's Super League match between Manchester United Women and Arsenal Women at Leigh Sports Village on November 21, 2021 in Leigh, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

100 up for Little as Arsenal beat Manchester United

Kim Little is making her her 100th FA WSL appearance for Arsenal against Manchester United on Sunday.
VERONA, ITALY - OCTOBER 30: Wojciech Szczesny of Juventus greet his fans during the Serie A match between Hellas and Juventus at Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi on October 30, 2021 in Verona, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

Wojciech Szczesny celebrates Juventus milestone

Wojciech Szczesny marked his 150th appearance for Juventus with three points and a cleansheet.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 20: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal gestures to Juergen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on November 20, 2021 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Split-seconds separate great from good: Arsenal vs Liverpool

An Anfield on Saturday, Arsenal went down with a fight, sort off, the Scousers' experience showing in the end as the youngest team in the Premier League lost 4-0.
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 24: Isco of Real Madrid and Andres Guardado of Real Betis during the La Liga Santander match between Real Madrid and Real Betis at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 24, 2021 in Madrid, Spain. Sporting stadiums around Spain remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Have Arsenal really started talks to sign Real Madrid midfielder?

According to a report in Spain, Arsenal have entered talks to sign Isco from Real Madrid but I'd be very surprised if there was much truth to the rumours.
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Stan Kroenke buys $23.8m luxury 2nd apartment in Beverly Hills

Stan Kroenke, and his wife, Ann Walton Kroenke, heir to the Walmart fortune, have purchased a second luxury condo in the Maybourne Beverly Hills for a record price of $23.8m.
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - AUGUST 14: Leah Williamson of Arsenal looks on during the Pre Season Friendly match between Arsenal and Barcelona at Meadow Park on August 14, 2019 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Jordan Nobbs England recall as Leah Williamson suffers ‘significant hamstring injury’

Arsenal women have been handed a major blow with the news that Leah Williamson is set for a long spell on the sidelines with a serious hamstring injury while Jordan Nobbs has been called back into the England squad.
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 23: Shuai Peng of China plays a backhand during her Women's Doubles first round match with partner Shuai Zhang of China against Veronika Kudermetova of Russia and Alison Riske of the United States on day four of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 23, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Where is Peng Shuai?

China remains silent on the whereabouts of Peng Shuai, who has not been seen since making a sexual assault allegation against a former top Chinese official.
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)

Ex Arsenal star set for January Premier League return as Juventus journey winds down

Aaron Ramsey looks set to return to the Premier League in January as Juventus look to push him out the door.
BREMEN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 26: Luka Jovic of Frankfurt in action during the Bundesliga match between SV Werder Bremen and Eintracht Frankfurt at Wohninvest Weserstadion on February 26, 2021 in Bremen, Germany. Sporting stadiums around Germany remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Arsenal very interested in 23-year-old Real Madrid forward as Ancelotti opens door

Real Madrid are apparently ready to listen to offers for Luka Jovic and Arsenal are said to be very interested.
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 28: Nicolas Pepe ofArsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Arsenal at The King Power Stadium on February 28, 2021 in Leicester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images)

Arsenal ready to sell Nicolas Pepe to fund replacement

Arsenal are reportedly open to selling Nicolas Pepe in order to raise funds for other players.
Formula 1 2021: British GP SILVERSTONE CIRCUIT, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 18: Alexandre Lacazette during the British GP at Silverstone Circuit on Sunday July 18, 2021 in Northamptonshire, United Kingdom. (Photo by Zak Mauger LAT Images)

What Arsenal players are out of contract in 2022?

The transfer window is approaching and the players remaining at Arsenal less than one year left on their contracts are likely to leave for nothing next summer if the club can't find a buyer in January, so who is on their way out?
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 29: Jonathan Lewis #7 of Colorado Rapids celebrates with his teammates after scoring the game winning goal against the D.C. United in the second half at Audi Field on February 29, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Arsenal and Colorado Rapids: What is the partnership for?

Back in 2007, Arsenal and one of Stan Kroenke's other teams, the Colorado Rapids, signed a partnership agreement but what, exactly, was the point of it?
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7-week Qatar World Cup break: Premier League 2021/22 dates announced

The dates for the 2021/22 season have been announced with the season taking a seven-week break to accommodate the 2022 Qatar World Cup. In a...
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 07: Emile Smith Rowe of Arsenal scores their side's first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Watford at Emirates Stadium on November 07, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Giving some Arsenal love to Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Benjamin White and Emile Smith Rowe

On this week's podcast, Matthew is joined by Paul (and Anita, briefly) to look back at Arsenal turning what should have been a 4-0 win over Watford into a narrow 1-0, and give some love to Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Benjamin White and (as per usual) Emile Smith Rowe.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 07: Nuno Tavares of Arsenal in action during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Watford at Emirates Stadium on November 07, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta with player dilemma ahead of Liverpool game

Kieran Tierney was fit again this weekend but Mikel Arteta stuck with Nuno Tavares and after the match wouldn't be drawn on who his preferred player is for that position.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 07: Emile Smith Rowe of Arsenal applauds the fans after the Premier League match between Arsenal and Watford at Emirates Stadium on November 07, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Emile Smith Rowe called into England squad & Gabriel gets Brazil call

Emile Smith Rowe has been called up to the senior England squad after a number of players reported fitness concerns and Gabriel has been called up by the senior Brazil squad.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrate after the Premier League match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at Emirates Stadium on October 22, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Manchester City turn to Arsenal forward after Harry Kane failure

Manchester City will reportedly attempt to sign Alexandre Lacazette in the January transfer window.
Arsene Wenger (R), manager of Arsenal FC and Mikel Arteta address the media during a press conference ahead of their UEFA Champions League round of sixteen second leg match against FC Bayern Muenchen at Allianz Arena on March 10, 2014 in Munich, Germany.

Is Arteta really better than Wenger over 100 games?

Mikel Arteta took charge of his 100th match against Watford and, in true Arsenal style, grabbed a 1-0 win, but are his stats really better than Arsene Wenger as claimed?
ANDORRA LA VELLA, ANDORRA - OCTOBER 08: Aaron Ramsdale of England looks on during a training session at Estadi Nacional on October 08, 2021 in Andorra la Vella, Andorra. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Personality: Southgate explains Ramsdale Arsenal advice & England selection

Gareth Southgate has been singing Aaron Ramsdale's praises and has revealed how the goalkeeper spoke to him in the summer about returning to the Premier League with Arsenal.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 07: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal reacts after having his penalty kick saved by Ben Foster of Watford FC during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Watford at Emirates Stadium on November 07, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s best and worst penalty takers in the Premier League

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang tucked away the rebound of his missed penalty against Aston Villa but he wasn't so fortunate against Watford and his penalty record for Arsenal does make good reading.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 07: Emile Smith Rowe and Takehiro Tomiyasu of Arsenal shake hands after the Premier League match between Arsenal and Watford at Emirates Stadium on November 07, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Smith Rowe saves the day as Ainsley stars: Arsenal player ratings vs Watford

Emile Smith Rowe's third goal in three games was the difference between Arsenal and Watford on Sunday at the Emirates although on a different day the Gunners could have won four or five nil.
17-10-2020, Arsenal's Thomas Partey. Copyright: Alex Livesey

Thomas Partey injury update as midfielder misses Watford game

Arsenal fans were surprised to see Ainsley Maitland-Niles starting instead of Thomas Partey when their lineup was announced for the game against Watford on Sunday with the Ghanaian missing out.
WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02: Joe Willock of Newcastle United warms up prior to the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newcastle United at Molineux on October 02, 2021 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

How is Joe Willock doing since leaving Arsenal?

Joe Willock was the only player to be sold by Arsenal during the summer transfer window so how has he fared since his £26.5m move to Newcastle United?
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12 Arsenal call-ups, crazy u23 comeback, injury updates & more: Arsenal news roundup

Arsenal's men play Watford on Sunday while the women take on West Ham, but the u18s played Reading on Saturday morning, the u23s travelled to Leicester at lunchtime and there was some other news as well.
Lokomotiv Moscow v Olympique de Marseille: Group E - UEFA Europa League. Matteo Guendouzi of Marseille looks on during the UEFA Europa League Group E match between Lokomotiv Moscow and Olympique de Marseille on September 16, 2021. Copyright: Mike Kireev

Newcastle identify bargain Arsenal midfielder as Arteta reunion unlikely

Newcastle United are eyeing up a move for Matteo Guendouzi as they look to rebuild their squad.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 25: Raphael Varane of Manchester United reacts during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Old Trafford on September 25, 2021 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Key Manchester United man to miss Arsenal clash

Raphael Varane will miss Arsenal's trip to Old Trafford at the start of December after the defender picked up a hamstring strain against Atalanta midweek.
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)

Crystal Palace still want Arsenal forward as contract expires

Crystal Palace and Patrick Vieira are still interested in signing Eddie Nketiah according to reports this week.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Antonio Conte, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur acknowledges the fans prior to the UEFA Europa Conference League group G match between Tottenham Hotspur and Vitesse at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on November 04, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Sky Sports stick with decision to show Arsenal over Tottenham

Tottenham fans wanting to watch Antonio Conte take charge of his first Premier League game will have to use an illegal stream or make-do with the Arsenal match as Sky explain why they won't be showing their match.
Aaron Ramsdale and David Seaman at London Colney (Photo via Ramsdale on Instagram)

3 Arsenal awards, injury updates, jail + more: Arsenal news roundup

It's Manager and Player of the month time and Arsenal are all over those awards, while we have some fitness updates for some key players over the next month.
Takehiro Tomiyasu A at the EPL match Arsenal v Norwich City, at the Emirates Stadium, London, UK on 11th September, 2021.

Tomiyasu thought he was going to Spurs until deadline day

Arsenal's new fan favourite, Takehiro Tomiyasu has said that he thought he was going to Spurs until deadline day when the Gunners finally moved.
Bukayo Saka with his Player of the Match award with England (Photo via England on Twitter)

Man jailed for racially abusing Saka, Rashford & Sancho

One of the people who racially abused Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho after England's Euro 2020 final has been jailed.
Miguel Molina speaking to Kieran Tierney in training with Arsenal (Photo via Molina on Twitter)

Positive Kieran Tierney fitness update as international break approaches

Although Mikel Arteta was not able to say when he thought Kieran Tierney would return to fitness, Scotland's manager Steve Clarke expects the full-back to be fit for the international break.