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.
Turkey's forward #21 Baris Alper Yilmaz runs for the ball during the UEFA Euro 2024 quarter-final football match between the Netherlands and Turkey at the Olympiastadion in Berlin on July 6, 2024. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal meeting with €30m winger’s agent after Liverpool offer

Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Galatasaray winger Barış Alper Yılmaz, with his agent set to hold talks with the club in the coming days.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 17: Ben White of Arsenal in action during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Brighton & Hove Albion at Emirates Stadium on December 17, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Ben White can now return to England setup

Ben White's England return could be on the cards after Steve Holland's exit. Will the Arsenal star mend fences with the national team?
HERZOGENAURACH, GERMANY - JULY 02: Leroy Sane of Germany talks to the media during a press conference at Herzo-Base on July 02, 2024 in Herzogenaurach, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Arsenal linked with surprising £40m+ move for Bayern Munich star

Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Bayern Munich winger Leroy Sane. The Gunners see the German international as a potential replacement for Nico Williams.
ISERLOHN, GERMANY - JUNE 26: Riccardo Calafiori of Italy arrives at Hemberg-Stadion prior to the Italy training session on June 26, 2024 in Iserlohn, Germany. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images for FIGC)

Calafiori left out of Bologna pre-season squad ahead of Arsenal move

Riccardo Calafiori's absence from Bologna's pre-season training camp fuels speculation about his imminent transfer to Arsenal.
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 22: Cesc Fabregas takes part in Enterprise Rent-A-Player at Westway Sports Centre on April 22, 2024 in London, England. Enterprise Rent-A-Player, a competition offering five-a-side football teams across Europe the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have a European legend join their squad for one night only. The star-studded Enterprise 'Rent-A-Player' line-up is formed of legends Cesc Fabregas, Radamel Falcao and Fabien Barthez. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images for Enterprise Rent-A-Car Rent-A-Player UEFA Europa League Campaign)

Arsenal legend sacked as another is appointed

Patrick Vieira leaves Strasbourg after a single season, while Cesc Fabregas takes the reins at Serie A newcomers Como. Two Arsenal legends, two different managerial paths.
ISERLOHN, GERMANY - JUNE 26: Riccardo Calafiori of Italy arrives at Hemberg-Stadion prior to the Italy training session on June 26, 2024 in Iserlohn, Germany. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images for FIGC)

Calafiori rejects Juventus, Tottenham & others to join Arsenal

Arsenal secure the signing of Italian defender Riccardo Calafiori, beating out top European clubs and sparking a financial dispute between former clubs.
France's midfielder #14 Adrien Rabiot leaves the pitch after being substituted by teammate midfielder #06 Eduardo Camavinga during the UEFA Euro 2024 semi-final football match between Spain and France at the Munich Football Arena in Munich on July 9, 2024. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO/AFP via Getty Images)

Agent contacts Arsenal over free Juventus midfielder

Arsenal joins the race to sign free agent midfielder Adrien Rabiot, as the Gunners seek to bolster their midfield options for the upcoming season.
ISERLOHN, GERMANY - JUNE 26: Riccardo Calafiori of Italy arrives at Hemberg-Stadion prior to the Italy training session on June 26, 2024 in Iserlohn, Germany. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images for FIGC)

Legal action threatened as Arsenal €45m+ Calafiori fee to be shared by 3 clubs

Arsenal's agreement to sign Riccardo Calafiori from Bologna triggers a unique sell-on clause, potentially benefiting Basel and Roma financially.
WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: Daniel Bentley of Wolverhampton Wanderers arrives at the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Fulham FC at Molineux on March 09, 2024 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Arsenal bid £300k for former Academy youngster

Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Wolves goalkeeper Dan Bentley, a former academy player, in a surprise transfer move.
Takehiro Tomiyasu signs his new Arsenal contract (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Takehiro Tomitasu picks up knee injury

Arsenal defender Takehiro Tomiyasu has been ruled out of the club's pre-season tour of the United States due to a knee injury.
WALSALL, ENGLAND - MARCH 03: Daphne van Domselaar of Aston Villa during the Barclays Women´s Super League match between Aston Villa and Liverpool FC at Poundland Bescot Stadium on March 03, 2024 in Walsall, England. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Arsenal to announce Aston Villa signing in coming days

Arsenal are set to announce the signing of Dutch goalkeeper Daphne van Domselaar from Aston Villa, strengthening their squad for the upcoming season.
LONDON, ENGLAND: Alex Iwobi of Fulham looks on during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Sheffield United at Craven Cottage on October 07, 2023. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Former Arsenal star drops debut single “Don’t Shoot” with powerful message

Former Arsenal player Alex Iwobi teams up with fellow footballers to release "Don't Shoot", a song addressing youth violence in London.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 06: Colin Kazim-Richards of Derby County looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Derby County at The Den on November 06, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Jacques Feeney/Getty Images)

Arsenal welcome back former youngster as new coach

Colin Kazim-Richards is back at Arsenal, this time as a youth coach, bringing his wealth of experience to nurture the next generation of Gunners.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Oleksandr Zinchenko of Arsenal reacts prior to the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Liverpool FC at Emirates Stadium on February 04, 2024 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Arsenal star changes agent

Arsenal's Oleksandr Zinchenko changes agents amidst uncertainty about his future at the club. Is a transfer on the horizon for the Ukrainian international?
Arsenal star Kai Havertz gets married

Arsenal star gets married

Arsenal midfielder Kai Havertz celebrates his wedding to Sophia Weber after Euro 2024, looking forward to the new season with Arsenal.
Tommy Setford playing for the England youth teams (Photo via Setford on Instagram)

Arsenal announce 3rd summer signing

Arsenal have signed talented young goalkeeper Tommy Setford from Ajax, adding depth and promise to their goalkeeping department.
Tommy Setford playing for the England youth teams (Photo via Setford on Instagram)

Next Arsenal signing expected to be confirmed today

Arsenal is set to officially announce the signing of 18-year-old goalkeeper Tommy Setford from Ajax on a four-year contract.
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 win behind-closed-doors friendly as big names start

Arsenal's youngsters and established stars impressed in a 2-0 pre-season win against Leyton Orient, setting the tone for an exciting season ahead.
AURONZO DI CADORE, ITALY - JULY 18: Nuno Tavares of SS Lazio in action during the pre-season friendly match between SS Lazio v Trapani on July 18, 2024 in Auronzo di Cadore, Italy. (Photo by Marco Rosi - SS Lazio/Getty Images)

Arsenal man injured 22 minutes into debut

Arsenal loanee Nuno Tavares suffers an injury setback on his Lazio debut.
ISERLOHN, GERMANY - JUNE 26: Riccardo Calafiori of Italy arrives at Hemberg-Stadion prior to the Italy training session on June 26, 2024 in Iserlohn, Germany. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images for FIGC)

Fee agreed as Riccardo Calafiori’s ‘ex’ confirms Arsenal move

Arsenal's pursuit of Bologna's Calafiori takes a positive turn with an agreed fee, but a sell-on clause with Basel remains a hurdle to the transfer's completion.
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 hold firm on midfielder as £35m+ bid readied

Arsenal rejects Fulham's bid for Emile Smith Rowe, with Crystal Palace poised to make their move. Will the Gunners cash in on their young talent?
Marseille's French forward #10 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates after scoring his team's fourth goal during the UEFA Europa League round of 16 first-leg football match between Olympique de Marseille and Villareal CF at the Velodrome Stadium in Marseille, souteastern France, on March 7, 2024. (Photo by CLEMENT MAHOUDEAU/AFP via Getty Images)

Former Arsenal captain quits new club after 1 year

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leaves Marseille after one season, potentially impacting transfer plans for Eddie Nketiah and Alexis Sanchez.
BERLIN, GERMANY: Riccardo Calafiori of Italy looks on prior to the UEFA EURO 2024 round of 16 match between Switzerland and Italy at Olympiastadion on June 29, 2024. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images for FIGC)

Arsenal remain in talks after €50m 22yo agrees 5-year deal

Arsenal's pursuit of Bologna defender Riccardo Calafiori is on hold due to a disagreement over the transfer fee. Will the clubs find common ground?
Mat Ryan via FC Copenhagen

Former Arsenal man joins 11th club

Former Arsenal goalkeeper joins 11th club in his career, signing with AS Roma
Johan Djourou, player of English premier league football team Arsenal, attends a press conference in Hong Kong on July 28, 2012. Arsenal will play Hong Kong side Kitchee on July 29. AFP PHOTO / Dale de la Rey (Photo credit should read DALE de la REY/AFP/GettyImages)

Former Arsenal star appointed sports coordinator for Swiss women’s national football team

Ex-Arsenal defender Johan Djourou takes on a new role with the Swiss women's national team, inspired by his daughter's passion for the sport.
Departure of Nuno Tavares, Benfica player, to London, at Humberto Delgado airport. Departure from Nuno Tavares to London Lisbon, 07/02/2021 - Copyright Andr xLuisxAlvesx

Arsenal confirm Lazio loan deal

Arsenal defender Nuno Tavares joins Serie A side Lazio on loan with an obligation to buy, seeking a fresh start in Italy.
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - JULY 16: Nuno Tavares #20 of Arsenal in action during a preseason friendly against the Evertonat M&T Bank Stadium on July 16, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Forgotten Arsenal 24yo wanted by Ajax but wages might be an issue

Ajax shows interest in Arsenal defender Nuno Tavares following his loan stint at Nottingham Forest. Will the Portuguese left-back find redemption in Amsterdam?
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal, and David Raya of Arsenal embrace at full-time after victory in the penalty shoot out following the UEFA Champions League 2023/24 round of 16 second leg match between Arsenal FC and FC Porto at Emirates Stadium on March 12, 2024 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal confirm 2nd summer signing

Arsenal have confirmed the permanent signing of goalkeeper David Raya from Brentford for £27 million, following a successful loan spell at the Emirates.
ISERLOHN, GERMANY: Riccardo Calafiori of Italy arrives at the training ground at Hemberg-Stadion on June 23, 2024. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images for FIGC)

3rd Arsenal transfer edges closer as €50m bid accepted and player agrees move

Arsenal are closing in on the signing of Bologna defender Riccardo Calafiori after reportedly agreeing on a €50 million transfer fee with the Italian club.
COLOGNE, GERMANY - JUNE 30: Nico Williams of Spain during the UEFA EURO 2024 round of 16 match between Spain and Georgia at Cologne Stadium on June 30, 2024 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Chelsea offer €58m Arsenal target €15m a season wages

Arsenal's pursuit of Spanish winger Nico Williams has taken a dramatic turn as Chelsea enter the fray with a staggering €15 million-a-season salary offer. The Gunners, who have long admired the 21-year-old, now face stiff competition from their London rivals for the Euro 2024 star's signature.
Mika Biereth signing for Sturm Graz (Photo via Sturm Graz on Twitter)

Arsenal will sell 21yo striker confirms sporting director

Sturm Graz sports director confirms Arsenal's willingness to sell striker Mika Biereth after a successful loan spell. Sheffield Wednesday also interested.
Lucas Nygaard signing for Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Who is Lucas Nygaard, Arsenal’s 1st signing of the 2024 summer transfer window?

Arsenal confirm signing of 18-year-old Danish goalkeeper Lucas Nygaard, a promising prospect for the future. Nygaard joins after a successful trial period, but who is he?
ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - JUNE 06: Lutsharel Geertruida of Netherlands stands for the national anthem prior to the international friendly match between Netherlands and Canada at De Kuip on June 06, 2024 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Arsenal prepare formal bid for €32m Geertruida

Arsenal enters the race for Feyenoord's versatile defender Lutsharel Geertruida, facing competition from Liverpool and PSG. Transfer saga intensifies ahead of Euro 2024.
Arsenal's German-born Portuguese defender Cedric Soares claps fans after the UEFA Europa League Group A football match between Arsenal and FC Zurich at The Arsenal Stadium in London, on November 3, 2022. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Ajax interested in signing released Arsenal man

Ajax leads the chase for ex-Arsenal right-back Cedric Soares, who is attracting interest from clubs in France, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey.
Ryan McAidoo playing for the England u17s (Photo via McAidoo on Instagram)

Arsenal’s ‘best proposal’ undercut as late Manchester City move seals deal

Arsenal lose out on Chelsea wonderkid Ryan McAidoo to Manchester City despite offering the "best proposal." Guardiola's team hijacks the deal, leaving the Gunners frustrated.
Zech Medley

Former Arsenal and Chelsea youngster signs for Fleetwood Town

Ex-Arsenal academy graduate Zech Medley signs for Fleetwood Town following the financial collapse of Belgian club KV Oostende.
Spain's midfielder #06 Mikel Merino addresses a press conference of Spain's national football team, ahead of the UEFA Euro 2024 European football Championships, in Donaueschingen, on June 12, 2024. (Photo by LLUIS GENE/AFP via Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta’s ‘secret talks’ with 28yo Spanish midfielder

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta's direct contact with Mikel Merino sparks transfer speculation. Is it a secret tactic or a transparent approach? The race for the Real Sociedad midfielder heats up.
ISERLOHN, GERMANY: Riccardo Calafiori of Italy arrives at the training ground at Hemberg-Stadion on June 23, 2024. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images for FIGC)

Massive Arsenal bid rejected for 22-year-old

Arsenal's €47m bid for Bologna defender Riccardo Calafiori rejected. The Gunners face competition from Chelsea as they seek to strengthen their defence.
Albert Sambi Lokonga with Luton Town (Photo via Luton Town on Twitter)

Arsenal accelerate Sevilla talks over 24yo midfielder deal

Arsenal midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga is close to joining Sevilla on loan with a purchase option. Both clubs are finalising terms, with Lokonga eager for more playing time.
BOLOGNA, ITALY: Riccardo Calafiori of Bologna FC celebrates after the Serie A TIM match between Bologna FC and US Sassuolo at Stadio Renato Dall'Ara on February 03, 2024. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

Arsenal face competition from Chelsea and Liverpool for €40m+ Calafiori signature

Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Bologna defender Riccardo Calafiori, but face competition from Premier League rivals. The Italian club is open to offers exceeding €40 million.