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.

Everton fans plan mass walkout at Arsenal game

Everton fans are planning a mass walkout on the 27th minute of Monday night's game against Arsenal.
London, England, 1st August 2021. Eddie Nketiah of Arsenal during the Pre Season Friendly match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture credit should read: Paul Terry / Sportimage SPI-1111-0117

Eddie Nketiah rejects Arsenal contract extension

Eddie Nketiah has turned down another contract extension with Arsenal, as he targets more playing time with his deal running down. Sky Sports were the...
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Katie McCabe of Arsenal reacts during the Vitality Women's FA Cup Final between Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC at Wembley Stadium on December 05, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Arsenal blow women’s FA Cup final against Chelsea

Arsenal put in a very poor performance against Chelsea in the FA Cup final, losing 3-0 on what was a disappointing afternoon at Wembley.
WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01: Rafael Benitez, Manager of Everton ahead of the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Everton at Molineux on November 01, 2021 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Rafa Benitez urges Everton to use Mikel Arteta as example

Everton boss Rafa Benitez believes that Mikel Arteta can serve as an example for his struggling Toffees side.
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)

Aubameyang is ‘trying his best’ says Arteta ahead of Everton game

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang goes into Arsenal's game against Everton on Monday night amid a swirl of speculation regarding his future and questions being asked by Arsenal fans.
12th May 1925: The French women's football team, complete with berets, line up before the England vs France Women's International Football match in aid of shipwrecked mariners at Herne Hill in London. England is represented by Dick Kerr's team From Preston. (Photo by MacGregor/Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Why men are ‘better’ at football than women

The outliers theory translates across gender lines and helps explain why women’s football still struggles. That, and the FA banning the game for 50 years.
LISBON, PORTUGAL - OCTOBER 20: Darwin Nunez of Benfica reacts after a missed opportunity during the UEFA Champions League group E match between SL Benfica and Bayern Muenchen at Estadio da Luz on October 20, 2021 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

11 goals in 17 games: Arsenal find 22yo striker who fits the bill

Arsenal have reportedly identified Darwin Nunez as an alternative to Dusan Vlahovic whom they have already supposedly made a major bid for.
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)

Aubameyang’s agent contacts Barcelona about January move according to Spanish report

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's agent has reportedly contacted Barcelona about a possible January move with Arsenal said to be less than impressed with the forward.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Mohamed Elneny of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on December 02, 2021 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Al-Ittihad start negotiations with Mohamed Elneny

Saudi Arabian club, Al-Ittihad, are reportedly in negotiations with Mohamed Elneny over a January move for the player, despite Mikel Arteta wanting the midfielder to stay.
MANCHEavSTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal walks onto the pitch after their sides defeat in the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on December 02, 2021 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta explains where Arsenal went wrong vs Manchester United

Mikel Arteta didn't hold back when he talked about what Arsenal did wrong against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Thursday night.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Match Referee, Martin Atkinson checks the VAR monitor before awarding Manchester United a penalty during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on December 02, 2021 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

VAR and stupidity cost Arsenal again vs Manchester United

Arsenal lost on Thursday night at Old Trafford thanks to some dodgy refereeing and their own stupidity.
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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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.