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.
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 01: Danny Rose of Tottenham Hotspur speaks with referee Martin Atkinson during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on September 01, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Which referee gives the most penalties against Arsenal?

Ask any Arsenal fan and they will tell you that referees are quick to give penalties against them but not so quick to give a spot-kick to the Gunners, so is this true and who gives the most penalties against Arsenal?
Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League - Emirates Stadium Arsenal s Alexandre Lacazette scores their side s second goal of the game from a penalty during the Premier League match at Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday March 14, 2021. Copyright: Dan Mullan

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

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang tucked away the rebound against Aston Villa but it goes down as yet another miss for the striker who is Arsenal's worst penalty taker in the Premier League era, but who is the best?
Marc Overmars from Ajax in the stands during the super league match between FC Nordsjaelland and FC Koebenhavn at Farum Park, Monday 10 May 2021, Copenhagen Denmark Copyright: Ritzau/Scanpix Liselotte Sabroe

Marc Overmars talks to Newcastle, wants to bring Ajax coach with him: Report

According to an Exclusive in the Mirror, Marc Overmars has opened talks with Newcastle United showing that money does indeed, well, talk.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal celebrates at the end of 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)

Started in dressing room after Palace: Arteta explains Arsenal win over Villa

Mikel Arteta said that Arsenal 'showed the level they they can play' after they beat Aston Villa on Friday night and highlighted the dressing room's mood after the draw against Palace as a catalyst.
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25% of this official's matches all involve Arsenal or Manchester United

Mike Dean has been in charge of 63 Arsenal Premier League games, far more than any other official in the history of the league, but he's refereed even more Manchester United games.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Axel Tuanzebe and Tyrone Mings help up Emiliano Martinez of Aston Villa after they concede their second goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at Emirates Stadium on October 22, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

So-called ‘cruel’ Arsenal Emi Martinez chant explained

If Emi Martinez is wondering why Arsenal fans have turned on him, all he has to do is look back at any one of the hundred interviews he's given slating the club, including the one he gave before this game.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang interacts with Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal as he is substituted during 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)

Lacazette, Aubameyang and Tierney injury updates

Arsenal lined up without Kieran Tierney against Aston Villa while Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang both limped off, so what are the latest updates on the trio?
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates after scoring their team's second goal during 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)

Arsenal player ratings as Mikel Arteta’s men destroy Aston Villa

Arsenal put in a superb performance to smash Aston Villa on Friday night in a game that delivered the opposite of what we all expected.
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - MAY 03: Ajax Director Marc Overmars looks on during the Eredivisie match between Ajax Amsterdam and NEC Nijmegen at Amsterdam Arena on May 3, 2014 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Marc Overmars would prefer Arsenal over Newcastle but Barcelona over both

Marc Overmars would reportedly prefer to move to Arsenal over Newcastle but he'd prefer Barcelona over them both.
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Ridiculous criticism thrown at new Arsenal star by Daily Mail columnist

Martin Samuel thinks that Arsenal should 'expect more commitment' from Benjamin White after the defender admitted he doesn't watch football.
LONDON, ENGLAND : Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium on October 18, 2021. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta wants ‘serious discussion’ after Steve Bruce’s comments

Mikel Arteta admits he was 'sad' to read Steve Bruce's message when the 60-year-old left Newcastle and he wants to see a 'serious discussion' about how manager's are abused by fans
25th August 2021 - The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, West Midlands, England EFL Cup Football, West Bromwich Albion versus Arsenal - Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates his goal. Photo: ActionPlus / Graham Wilson

Inter Milan ready 3-year €4.5m deal for Arsenal star

Despite his match-saving cameo against Crystal Palace on Monday night, Alexandre Lacazette is likely to leave Arsenal in January with Inter Milan still leading the way in the race for his signature.
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Newcastle keen to appoint former Arsenal star as Sports Director

Newcastle are  moving closer to appointing Paulo Fonseca as their new manager and they are keen to lure Marc Overmars from Ajax to take over as their Sporting Director.
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As 6 Arsenal games are moved, BT Sport to be sold to DAZN

DAZN are reportedly in advanced talks to buy BT Sport according to the Financial Times as Arsenal have another six games moved to suit TV companies.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal breaks past Luka Milivojevic and James McArthur of Crystal Palace during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium on October 18, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta baffled over Mike Dean decision

Mikel Arteta says that he does not understand how James McCarthy was able to remain on the pitch after the Crystal Palace player hacked Bukayo Saka down with zero intention of playing the ball.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal acknowledges the fans after the Premier League match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium on October 18, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsenal player ratings vs Crystal Palace don’t lie

Arsenal returned to Premier League action with another very poor showing, this time against Patrick Vieira's Crystal Palace, so how did the player's rate?
Arsenal's English striker Bukayo Saka (L) celebrates with Arsenal's English midfielder Emile Smith Rowe before his goal is disallowed during the English Premier League football match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal at the Molineux stadium in Wolverhampton, central England on February 2, 2021. - 14 (Photo by Catherine Ivill / POOL / AFP)

Arsenal’s 10 most valuable players as Smith Rowe’s value rockets

Who are Arsenal's 10 most valuable players this season when it comes to cash value?
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 later, he was out of the squad altogether, so what happened between Mikel Arteta and Matteo Guendouzi?
Hector Bellerin at Real Betis

Agent explains why Arsenal 26-year-old was determined to leave

Hector Bellerin's agent has confirmed that the defender's decision to leave Arsenal was not just about the club.
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Xhaka no outlier: Premier League Covid vaccine hesitancy worst in the world

Granit Xhaka recently made the headlines for catching Covid when it was revealed he had not been vaccinated, but it seems he is far from alone in the Premier League which has the worst uptake rate in the world.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of Liverpool looks on from the bench during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool at Etihad Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Liverpool man considering Arsenal move but Arsenal won't want him

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is reportedly eyeing up a return to Arsenal but I doubt the club are interested in him, regardless of his desires.
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Willian in tears as injury strikes former Arsenal man

Willian left the pitch in tears earlier this week as scans show the former Arsenal man is set for a spell on the sidelines.
WATFORD, ENGLAND - AUGUST 24: Patrick Vieira the manager of Crystal Palace during the Carabao Cup second round match between Watford and Crystal Palace at Vicarage Road Stadium on August 24, 2021 in Watford, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Patrick Vieira on supporting Daniel Ek's takeover bid and facing Arsenal

Patrick Vieira is 'really looking forward to' returning to Arsenal where the club legend is sure to get a great reception from the home fans.
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Arsenal star gives honest answer to question

Arsenal's Benjamin White has informed the world he doesn't watch football, doesn't know much about Patrick Vieira and that he'd prefer it if people call him Benjamin, which absolutely nobody has paid attention to.
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 Inter Milan’s 1st choice to replace Alexis Sanchez

Inter Milan have made Alexandre Lacazette their 'top target' for a January move, but they have to get rid of Alexis Sanchez, who has been told he can leave for free.
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Arsene Wenger says offsides likely to be automated at Qatar World Cup

In a move that will have implications for world football moving forward, Arsene Wenger has revealed that the Qatar World Cup next year is likely to have automated offside calls.
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Former Arsenal striker guilty on 7 charges, Porsche seized

Nicklas Bendtner has had his £176,000 Porsche seized after clocking up a number of driving offences.
Hector Bellerin at Real Betis

Arsenal star on loan hints at future away from club

Hector Bellerin is hopefully his loan spell with Real Betis will turn into a longer affair with the defender unlikely to return to Arsenal again.
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal applauds fans after his sides draw in the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal at American Express Community Stadium on October 02, 2021 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

Arsenal reality check

Matthew and Anita discuss Arsenal's draw at Brighton and what to make of it after the high of beating Tottenham. Plus, we talk Wenger's World...
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02: Aaron Ramsdale of Arsenal gives instructions during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal at American Express Community Stadium on October 02, 2021 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

Aaron Ramsdale: No-ones hiding away from that

Aaron Ramsdale added another cleansheet to his Arsenal tally against Brighton on Saturday and the keeper believes Mikel Arteta's men have finally turned a corner.
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal applauds fans after his sides draw in the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal at American Express Community Stadium on October 02, 2021 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

35-year low for Arsenal with blank at Brighton

Arsenal kept another cleansheet this weekend in the Premier League but they also failed to score again, leaving them with just five goals from seven games - and three of those came against Tottenham!
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02: Ainsley Maitland-Niles of Arsenal embraces Lewis Dunk of Brighton & Hove Albion after the draw in the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal at American Express Community Stadium on October 02, 2021 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

Poor captain showing: Arsenal player ratings vs Brighton

Arsenal played out their first draw of the season when they came away with a 0-0 from The Amex against Brighton but, in truth, they were lucky to get that.
Newcastle United v Arsenal - Premier League - St James Park Arsenal s Granit Xhaka warming up before the Premier League match at St James Park, Newcastle upon Tyne. Issue date: Sunday May 2, 2021.Copyright: Lindsey Parnaby

Mikel Arteta expects key midfielder to 'evolve and develop in other areas'

Mikel Arteta believes that Granit Xhaka will use his time on the sidelines to evolve and develop in other areas, although he doesn't say...
Ben White (via Arsenal)

Mikel Arteta explains why Arsenal paid £50m for Ben White

Ben White faces his former side Brighton on Saturday for the first time and before the match, Mikel Arteta explained why Arsenal opted to pay so much for the defender.
Gabriel Magalhaes playing for the Arsenal u23s against Spurs (Photo via Gabriel on Instagram)

Gabriel explains why Arsenal were awful and what changed

Gabriel has been speaking to the Daily Mail and has touched on his dream for the future, his best moment as an Arsenal player and why Arsenal were a bit rubbish at the start of the season.
Napoli's Italian forward Lorenzo Insigne celebrates after scoring an equalizer during the Italian Serie A football match Sassuolo vs Napoli on March 10, 2019 at the Mapei Stadium-Citta del Tricolore in Reggio Emilia. (Photo by Miguel MEDINA / AFP)

Arsenal ready to take advantage of failing Napoli negotiations

Arsenal are hoping to take advantage of 'frosty' negotiations between Napoli and Lorenzo Insigne as the Italians try to renew his contract.
Harrison Parker

Arsenal youngster signs for Manchester United

Arsenal youngster, Harrison Parker, has signed for Manchester United.
Noa Lang of Club Brugge KV during the UEFA Champions League group A match between Club Brugge KV and Paris Saint-Germain at Jan Breydel Stadium on September 15, 2021 in Brugge, B Club Brugge KV v Paris Saint-Germain: Group A - UEFA Champions League Copyright: Sebastian Frej

AC Milan concerned about Arsenal’s interest in Noa Lang

AC Milan are worried about Arsenal's interest in Noa Lang as the Italians consider a January move for the Club Brugge forward.
Newcastle United v Arsenal - Premier League - St James Park Arsenal s David Luiz warming up before the Premier League match at St James Park, Newcastle upon Tyne. Issue date: Sunday May 2, 2021. Copyright: Lindsey Parnaby

David Luiz gets injured in 2nd Flamengo game

David Luiz was forced to limp out of his second game for Flamengo after picking up a groin injury.
London, England, 22nd September 2021. Albert Sambi Lokonga of Arsenal during the Carabao Cup match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture credit should read: David Klein / Sportimage SPI-1207-0050

Albert Sambi Lokonga reveals how Mikel Arteta and Edu convinced him to sign

Albert Sambi Lokonga has given an interview in which he talks signing for 'legendary club' Arsenal and the love he already feels from the fans.