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.

Why Bukayo Saka is becoming a bigger threat with every game

Arsenal returned to winning ways with an impressive 3-1 win over Southampton but what changed from the FA Cup game?
Arsenal's English striker Bukayo Saka celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England on January 26, 2021. (Photo by Frank Augstein / POOL / AFP)

Bukayo Saka now most expensive left midfielder in the world

Bukayo Saka has become one of the hottest young names in football but what is the Arsenal kid now worth?
Real Madrid's Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard reacts during the Spanish league football match Real Betis against Real Madrid CF at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Seville on September 26, 2020. (Photo by JORGE GUERRERO / AFP) (Photo by JORGE GUERRERO/AFP via Getty Images)

Easy option: What some at Real Madrid think about Odegaard moving to Arsenal

Some at Real Madrid feel Martin Odegaard has taken the 'easiest option' by pushing to sign for Arsenal.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 26: Arsenal Youth Head Coach Steve Bould and Captain Jay Emmanuel Thomas celebrate winning the FA Youth Cup during the second leg of the FA Youth Cup final sponsored by E.ON, between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on May 26, 2009 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas: Arsene Wenger was not the voice at Arsenal

Former Arsenal youngster, Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, has been comparing his current manager at Livingston FC with Arsene Wenger.
Granit Xhaka and Shkodran Mustafi of Arsenal in conversation at full-time during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Everton FC at Emirates Stadium on February 23, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

Over £60m: What Shkodran Mustafi has cost Arsenal

Shkodran Mustafi has already cost Arsenal a LOT of money and he will cost more as he will see out the remainder of his contract.
Real Madrid's Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard reacts during the Spanish league football match Real Betis against Real Madrid CF at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Seville on September 26, 2020. (Photo by JORGE GUERRERO / AFP) (Photo by JORGE GUERRERO/AFP via Getty Images)

How much will Martin Odegaard earn at Arsenal?

Arsenal will soon announce the signing of Real Madrid's Martin Odegaard on a six-month loan deal until the end of the season, but how much will they be paying him?
SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN - JULY 02: Martin Odegaard of Real Sociedad looks on during the Liga match between Real Sociedad and RCD Espanyol at Reale Arena on July 02, 2020 in San Sebastian, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta phonecall convinces Odegaard to sign for Arsenal

Mikel Arteta reportedly phoned Martin Odegaard to give the Real Madrid midfielder assurances over the amount of playing time he will get at Arsenal.
Emile Smith Rowe

How much will Emile Smith Rowe earn with his new Arsenal contract?

Emile Smith Rowe spoke about his love for Arsenal after he came on against Newcastle and turned the game.
Mesut Ozil medical via Fenerbahce

Mesut Ozil medical and 1st training session photos

Mesut Ozil has already begun training with his new teammates as he gets ready for life in Turkey
Mesut Ozil medical via Fenerbahce

3 in, 6 out, 2 new contracts: Arsenal deals completed in January 2021

The January transfer window is ramping up to its conclusion, so let's have a look at the deals Arsenal have already completed.
FC Porto's Brazilian midfielder Otavio (R) kicks the ball next to Nacional's Portuguese midfielder Francisco Ramos during the Portuguese league football match between FC Porto and CD Nacional Madeira at the Dragao stadium in Porto on December 20, 2020. (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA / AFP)

Arsenal eye free move for Otávio who’s worth £16.2m

Arsenal are reportedly keeping an eye on Porto's Otávio according to a report from Portugal.
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.

13 Arsene Wenger-era players remain at Arsenal

It has been quite the clearout and with Arsenal set to let Mesut Ozil leave for nothing, just who is left from Arsene Wenger's time at the club?
Ozil with Fenerbahce scarf via Msut Ozil Twitter

Why Meust Ozil will wear no. 67 at Fenerbahce

Mesut Ozil completed his move to Fenerbahce and will take the number 67 shirt and, if you're anything like me, you're probably going 'huh'?
Ozil with Fenerbahce scarf via Msut Ozil Twitter

Mesut Ozil will take 80% paycut

Mesut Ozil will reportedly take an 80% paycut when he signs for Fenerbahce according to reports.
Krystian Bielik with Derby (Photo via Rex Features)

Derby Head of Recruitment explains how they signed Arsenal star youngster

Former Arsenal youngster, Krystian Bielik, picked up a nasty eye injury during the week when playing for Derby, but that didn’t stop him picking...
Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil (L) and Arsenal's French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi (R) reacts as they wait to restart after Leicester City score the opening goal during 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)

What Arsene Wenger really thought about Mesut Ozil’s wages

Mesut Ozil is almost out Arsenal’s door and yet he’s still being blamed for what’s gone wrong at the club but there are many falsehoods doing the rounds.
STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24: Tyrese Campbell of Stoke City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Stoke City and Norwich City at Bet365 Stadium on November 24, 2020 in Stoke on Trent, 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 Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Arsenal legend’s son proving to be deadlier striker with Stoke

Tyrese Campbell turning out to be a better forward than his Arsenal legend father but a serious knee injury has brought a halt to his career

Jack Wilshere on Mesut Ozil: It’s not nice

Jack Wilshere has expressed sympathy for the situation Mesut Ozil found himself in at Arsenal, comparing the German's plight to his own at West Ham.

Why Arsenal lost to Southampton and desperately need a #10

On this week's Tactics Board, Stephen Bradley reviews Arsenal's lacklustre 1-0 defeat to Southampton in the fourth round of the F.A Cup.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: David Luiz of Arsenal discusses with Sokratis of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Brighton & Hove Albion at Emirates Stadium on December 05, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Sokratis closes in on move to Olympiacos

Former Arsenal defender Sokratis is reportedly in negotiations with Olympiacos about a return to his home country.

Swansea City relieved as Arsenal sign 28-year-old

Arsenal were reportedly interested in signing Newcastle’s goalkeeper, Freddie Woodman, who is currently on loan in the Championship with Swansea but with their signing of Maty Ryan on Friday, the Swans are breathing a sigh of relief.
Charleroi's Guillaume Gillet and Anderlecht's Killian Sardella fight for the ball during a soccer match between Sporting Charleroi and RSCA Anderlecht, Friday 18 December 2020 in Charleroi, on day 15 of the 'Jupiler Pro League' first division of the Belgian championship. BELGA PHOTO VIRGINIE LEFOUR

Killian Sardella: Arsenal wanted me as a defensive midfielder

Killian Sardella has revealed that Arsenal tried to sign him but after 10 years with Anderlecht, he couldn’t leave them.

How were Arsenal able to sign Premier League man?

Arsenal announced the signing of Maty Ryan out of the blue on Friday so how did they end up signing a keeper who was Brighton’s first choice until recently?
SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN - JULY 02: Martin Odegaard of Real Sociedad looks on during the Liga match between Real Sociedad and RCD Espanyol at Reale Arena on July 02, 2020 in San Sebastian, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Odegaard joins Arsenal hoping to turn his luck, Real Sociedad ‘not an option’

Arsenal seem to have sealed a deal to bring Martin Odegaard to the club on loan for the remainder of the season.
Real Madrid's Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard reacts during the Spanish league football match Real Betis against Real Madrid CF at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Seville on September 26, 2020. (Photo by JORGE GUERRERO / AFP) (Photo by JORGE GUERRERO/AFP via Getty Images)

How much are Arsenal paying for Martin Odegaard?

Arsenal are closing in on an agreement that would see them sign Real Madrid's Martin Odegaard on loan for the rest of the season but how much will he cost?
Mat Ryan after signing for Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal.com)

How much are Arsenal paying Maty Ryan?

Arsenal announced the signing of Maty Ryan in a rare unexpected transfer, but how much will the Australian cost over the cost of the next six months?
Real Madrid's Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard reacts during the Spanish league football match Real Betis against Real Madrid CF at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Seville on September 26, 2020. (Photo by JORGE GUERRERO / AFP) (Photo by JORGE GUERRERO/AFP via Getty Images)

6 years after trial Arsenal in negotiations for talented midfielder

Six years after the Norwegian midfielder opted for Real Madrid following a trial with Arsenal, Arsenal are back for Martin Ødegaard
Arsenal vs Newcastle United tactics board

Tactics Board | Arsenal vs Newcastle 17/01/2021

Stephen Bradley is back for Daily Cannon with a much more enjoyable game to analyse, looking at how Arsenal beat Newcastle United 3-0 on Monday night.
BARCELONA, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 27: Neto of FC Barcelona looks on during the La Liga Santander match between FC Barcelona and Villarreal CF at Camp Nou on September 27, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Barcelona player’s agent changes the game for Arsenal

Arsenal are being linked with a move for Barcelona's Neto whom Ronald Koeman says has put in a transfer request, so what's going on?
LONDON, ENGLAND: David Luiz of Arsenal is embraced by Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal as he is substituted off following an injury during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on October 25, 2020. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

The Premier League is not a fair competition

In an overdue move, the Premier League are planning to bring in concussion substitutes, perhaps from as early next week in what will be another rule change in the middle of a competition.
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 15: Alfie Doughty of Charlton Athletic breaks away from Dan Crowley during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Charlton Athletic at St Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium on July 15, 2020 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

23yo former Arsenal midfield youngster signs for 9th club

Former Arsenal youngster Dan Crowley has signed for Hull City on loan from Birmingham.
Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil (L) celebrates with Arsenal's French striker Alexandre Lacazette after scoring their first goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on October 22, 2018. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / IKIMAGES / AFP)

Alexandre Lacazette makes Mesut Ozil shirt joke

Alexandre Lacazette has posted the infamous double Spiderman meme, joking that both he and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang want Mesut Ozil's number 10 shirt.
Brighton and Hove Albion v Arsenal - Premier League - AMEX Stadium Arsenal s Alexandre Lacazette Copyright: Markx Pain

Lacazette’s relationship with Arteta questioned amid Atletico Madrid interest

Atletico Madrid are interested in signing Alexandre Lacazette with the Spanish paper, AS, claiming that the forward does not enjoy a good relationship with Mikel Arteta.

Yaya Sanogo could finally get new club

Yaya Sanogo could be about to resume his playing career in the Egyptian 2nd division with Zamalek SC.
Arsene Wenger, Mesut Ozil

Mesut Ozil’s exit signals end of era

Mesut Ozil arrived at Arsenal, heralding a new era, but has he turned out to be the last remnants of the old one?
WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 02: Kieran Tierney of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal at The Hawthorns on January 02, 2021 in West Bromwich, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Rui Vieira - Pool/Getty Images)

Phenomenal: Sir Alex Ferguson hails Arsenal fan favourite

Sir Alex Ferguson, who knows a thing or two about good players, has hailed Kieran Tierney as 'phenomenal' but admits Scotland have a problem.
Israel's forward Manor Solomon (R) celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Nations League B Group 2 football match between Israel and Scotland at the Netanya Municipal Stadium in the Israeli city on November 18, 2020. (Photo by JACK GUEZ / AFP)

Arsenal to make offer for 21-year-old Shakhtar forward

Arsenal are planning to make an offer in the summer for Shakhtar Donetsk's winger, Manor Solomon.
BARCELONA, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 27: Neto of FC Barcelona looks on during the La Liga Santander match between FC Barcelona and Villarreal CF at Camp Nou on September 27, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Barcelona 31-year-old wants Arsenal assurance before making move

Arsenal are reportedly keen on a move for Barcelona's goalkeeper, Neto but the 31-year-old wants assurances he just won't get.
Daily Cannon Tactics Board Arsenal vs Crystal Palace

Tactics: Why Arsenal vs Crystal Palace was so awful

Stephen bravely returns to dissect one of the most dour matches of the season as Arsenal's winning run came to a boring end against Crystal Palace.
Crystal Palace's Ivorian striker Wilfried Zaha (L) clashes with Arsenal's Brazilian defender David Luiz (R) during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 14, 2021. (Photo by Julian Finney / POOL / AFP)

Episode 271: Back to Life, Back to Reality for Arsenal

In this week's podcast, Matthew and Paul look back at the FA Cup victory over Newcastle and the thrilling draw against Crystal Palace, and are reminded that the green shoots of progress are just that.