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.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 04: Martin Oedegaard of Arsenal applauds fans after the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal FC at Old Trafford on September 04, 2022 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Arsenal with 100% record in Premier League without VAR

ESPN have calculated that, without VAR this season, Arsenal would be even further clear at the top of the table with a 100% win...
Marseille's Portuguese defender Nuno Tavares celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the French L1 football match between Stade Brestois 29 (Brest) and Olympique de Marseille (OM) at Stade Francis-Le Ble in Brest, western France on August 14, 2022. (Photo by FRED TANNEAU / AFP)

Nuno Tavares suspended

Arsenal loanee Nuno Tavares has been suspended for an accumulation of yellow cards and will miss Marseille's next game against Angers on Friday night.
In this composite image a comparison has been made between Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal (L) and Antonio Conte, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur. Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal meet in a Premier League match on January 16,2022 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London,England. ***LEFT IMAGE*** Manager of Arsenal, Mikel Arteta looks on during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Arsenal FC at Vitality Stadium on December 26, 2019 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** WATFORD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: Antonio Conte, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on during the Premier League match between Watford and Tottenham Hotspur at Vicarage Road on January 01, 2022 in Watford, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Positive Arsenal injury update ahead of Tottenham game

Mikel Arteta met with the press ahead of Arsenal's match against Tottenham on Saturday and gave the latest team news.
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Arsenal issue ticket tout warning ahead of Tottenham game

Arsenal have issued a warning to fans to be careful when buying tickets for the Premier League game against Tottenham this weekend.
Arsenal WFC's head coach Jonas Eidevall looks on during the UEFA Champions League women's second round football match between Ajax Amsterdam and Arsenal FC at De Toekomst sports complex in Amsterdam, on September 28, 2022. - Netherlands OUT (Photo by Gerrit van Keulen / ANP / AFP) / Netherlands OUT (Photo by GERRIT VAN KEULEN/ANP/AFP via Getty Images)

Concussion sub confusion during Arsenal’s match v Ajax

When Beth Mead went off with a head injury on Wednesday night against Ajax, Arsenal thought they should have been allowed to use a concussion sub but the referee said 'no'.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 17: David Luiz of Arsenal receives a red card from match referee Anthony Taylor during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal FC at Etihad Stadium on June 17, 2020 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Peter Powell/Pool via Getty Images)

Officials for Arsenal vs Tottenham announced

Anthony Taylor will take charge of Arsenal's match against Tottenham while Jarred Gillett is, once again, on VAR for a game at the Emirates.
Nicolas Pepe of Arsenal with the Heads Up logo on his shirt during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium on February 16, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

Arsenal still owe £20.8m for Nicolas Pepe

There's is nobody alive who doesn't know that Arsenal agreed to pay £72m for Nicolas Pepe when they bought him from Lille in 2019, but, given how those payments were structured, did you know they seem to still have £21m left to pay.
Teesside University unveil Beth Mead plaque

Beth Mead plaque unveiled at Teesside University

Beth Mead's former university have unveiled a plaque in honour of the Arsenal forward after her Golden Boot performance that helped England win the Euros this summer.
ROTHERHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27: Auston Trusty of Birmingham City runs with the ball during the Sky Bet Championship between Rotherham United and Birmingham City at AESSEAL New York Stadium on August 27, 2022 in Rotherham, England. (Photo by Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images)

Auston Trusty tipped to challenge for Arsenal 1st team next season

Birmingham City's head coach John Eustace believes Auston Trusty has what it takes to play in the Premier League with Arsenal, saying they are 'very lucky' to have him.
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 24: Beth Mead of Arsenal celebrates with teammates after scoring their team's first goal during the FA Women's Super League match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on September 24, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Beth Mead: I’ve never experienced that before

Beth Mead was buzzing as she admitted she's still on 'cloud nine' following her Euros triumph with England and Arsenal's start to the WSL season.
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 24: Kieran Tierney of Scotland leaves the field after recieving medical treatment during the UEFA Nations League League B Group 1 match between Scotland and Republic of Ireland at Hampden Park National Stadium on September 24, 2022 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Kieran Tierney injury update after Scotland substitution

Kieran Tierney had to be replaced after just 42 minutes of Scotland's 2-1 win over the Republic of Ireland, leaving Arsenal fans fearing the worst, but it seems like he will be ok.
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Beth Mead partners with ‘Arsenal-obsessed’ Camden Town Brewery

Beth Mead has partnered with Camden Town Brewery and have honoured her with a limited-edition beer called 'Goalden Mead Honey Wheat Ale'.
Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League - Emirates Stadium Arsenal s Bukayo Saka is interviewed after the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday September 26, 2021. Copyright: Nick Potts

Bukayo Saka named England Men’s Player of the Year 21/22

Bukayo Saka has been named as England's Player of the Year 21/22 and was presented with his award at a rather different type of press conference.
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 21: Kieran Tierney of Scotland is seen during the UEFA Nations League League B Group 1 match between Scotland and Ukraine at Hampden Park on September 21, 2022 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Tierney getting tips from Celtic friend on new Arsenal role

Kieran Tierney has revealed he has been getting tips on his new Arsenal role from his Scottish national teammate, Greg Taylor.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 13: Takehiro Tomiyasu of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on August 13, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Takehiro Tomiyasu ‘not satisfied’ with bench role, will ‘work harder’

Takehiro Tomiyasu has used his time on international duty to give an interview about his role on the bench this season and he's keen to get his starting spot in the side back.
Arsenal's English midfielder Emile Smith Rowe (L) and Arsenal's French defender William Saliba celebrate after winning at the end of the English Premier League football match between Bournemouth and Arsenal at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth, southern England on August 20, 2022. - Arsenal won 3 - 0 against Bournemouth. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

William Saliba repeats thoughts on Mikel Arteta decision

There is no doubt that William Saliba is one of the hottest young defenders playing the game at the minute and the Frenchman says he came back to Arsenal to 'win'.
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - MARCH 17: Jesper Lindstrom of Frankfurt reacts during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 Leg Two match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Real Betis at Football Arena Frankfurt on March 17, 2022 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

Arsenal open talks with £17m midfielder Jesper Lindstrom

Arsenal have reportedly opened talks with Eintracht Frankfurt over their £17m-rated attacking midfielder, Jesper Lindstrom, ahead of the January transfer window.
The Visit Rwanda logo is seen on the sleeve of Arsenal's Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard during a club-friendly football match between Arsenal and Sevilla at the Emirates Stadium in London on July 30, 2022. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Positive Martin Odegaard injury update

Martin Odegaard was not included in the Arsenal squad Sunday, but he is expected to train with Norway on Thursday ahead of their games during this international break.
Leicester City's Belgian midfielder Youri Tielemans celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Arsenal at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on April 28, 2019. (Photo by Lindsey PARNABY / AFP)

Youri Tielemans explains why he stayed at Leicester

Youri Tielemans' future was the subject of much speculation over the summer as his contract enters its final year and he has explained why he didn't make a move.
Lille's Portuguese midfielder Xeka celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Lille LOSC and Nimes Olympique at the Pierre Mauroy Stadium in Villeneuve d'Ascq on March 21, 2021. (Photo by FRANCOIS LO PRESTI / AFP) (Photo by FRANCOIS LO PRESTI/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal contact 27yo free agent midfielder

Arsenal were apparently considering a move 27-year-old midfielder, Xeka, who was currently a free agent until today when it was announced he had signed for Rennes.
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 20: Kim Little of Arsenal celebrates with teammates Vivianne Miedema and Lina Hurtig after scoring their team's second goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Women´s Champions League Second Qualifying Round First Leg match between Arsenal and AFC Ajax at Meadow Park on September 20, 2022 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Disappointing night for Arsenal in 2 competitions

Arsenal suffered a disappointing night in two competitions on Tuesday with the women drawing in the Champions League and the u21s losing to Ipswich Town in the Papa John's trophy.
ST GALLEN, SWITZERLAND - SEPTEMBER 08: Gabriel Jesus of Arsenal FC reacts during the UEFA Europa League group A match between FC Zürich and Arsenal FC at Kybunpark on September 08, 2022 in St Gallen, Switzerland. (Photo by Christian Kaspar-Bartke/Getty Images)

Gabriel Jesus booked 5 times more for Arsenal than Manchester City

Gabriel Jesus was booked again against Brentford on Sunday as the former Manchester City man learns cards come much easier when you aren't in the blue of Manchester City.
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Gabriel trolls Ivan Toney after Arsenal beat Brentford

A lot has been made of Ivan Toney's tweet after Brentford beat Arsenal last season but Gabriel has used it to get a laugh after Arsenal demolished them on Sunday.
BRENTFORD, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27: Thomas Frank, Manager of Brentford interacts with the crowd following the Premier League match between Brentford FC and Everton FC at Brentford Community Stadium on August 27, 2022 in Brentford, England. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Arsenal ‘can win the Premier League’ says Brentford boss

Ahead of their game against Arsenal, Brentford's manager, Thomas Frank, has called the Gunners 'remarkable' as he talks up their title chances.
Lyon's French forward Alexandre Lacazette celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the French Ligue 1 football match between Olympique Lyonnais (OL) and Ajaccio at The Groupama Stadium in Decines-Charpieu, central-eastern France, on August 5, 2022.(Photo by JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK/AFP via Getty Images)

Former Arsenal striker to have surgery

Alexandre Lacazette is set for surgery on his vocal chords to fix a problem with his voice that has been troubling him since the start of the summer.
BURNLEY, ENGLAND - AUGUST 14: Match Referee, David Coote reacts during the Premier League match between Burnley and Brighton & Hove Albion at Turf Moor on August 14, 2021 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

Awful VAR ref in charge of Brentford vs Arsenal

Arsenal return to action this weekend with a trip to Brentford for a 12pm kick-off on Sunday, so which officials have been charged with messing things up?
BATH, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 13: In this photo illustration, £1 coins are seen with the new £10 note on October 13, 2017 in Bath, England. Currency experts have warned that as the uncertainty surrounding Brexit continues, the value of the British pound, which has remained depressed against the US dollar and the euro since the UK voted to leave in the EU referendum, is likely to fluctuate. (Photo Illustration by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Arsenal receive £3m more Premier League prize money than Manchester United

Arsenal received £145.699m from the Premier League for finishing fifth last season - the fifth highest amount handed out.
Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta applauds supporters on the pitch after the English Premier League football match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal at Selhurst Park in south London on August 5, 2022. - Arsenal won the game 2-0. - (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta wins Manager of the Month for August

Mikel Arteta has been named manager of the Month for August after guiding his team to five straight wins at the start of the season.
Arsenal's English midfielder Emile Smith Rowe celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Brentford at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 19, 2022. (Photo by IAN KINGTON / AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal vs Brentford to go ahead with new kick-off time

Arsenal's game against Tottenham on 1 October looked like it would be the next match after the Queen's death was announced at half-time of the game against FC Zurich on Thursday but the game against Brentford will go ahead with a rearranged kick-off time.
Japan v Spain: Men s Football Semi-final - Olympics: Day 11 7 ASENSIO Marco of Team Spain celebrate for first goal during the match between Japan and Spain on day eleven of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Olympische Spiele, Olympia, OS at Saitama Stadium Tokyo Japan aref-notitle210803_npkqL Copyright: Ayman Aref

Arsenal to return for Real Madrid winger

Arsenal are reportedly ready to return for Real Madrid's Marco Asensio as they look to sign a winger that will allow them to send Marquinhos out on loan.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 31: Beth Mead of England is awarded with the Top Goalscorer and Player of the Tournament awards after the final whistle of the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 final match between England and Germany at Wembley Stadium on July 31, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Beth Mead to release 2 books

Following on from her success at the Euros this summer, Arsenal's Beth Mead will release two books with the first due out in November.
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Arsenal’s head of emerging talent to leave

Arsenal's head of emerging talent, Yousuf Sajjad, will leave his role at the club, three years after he joined from Chelsea.
NAPIER, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 10: A tribute is paid to the late Queen Elizabeth II before the round six Bunnings NPC match between Hawke's Bay and Southland at McLean Park, on September 10, 2022, in Napier, New Zealand. (Photo by Kerry Marshall/Getty Images)

Fans not trusted: Why football was cancelled following death of Queen

Football fans are not trusted to show appropriate respect to the memory of the Queen and that's why football is the only sport to be cancelled this weekend, according to a report in Saturday's Daily Mail.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 18: Conditions in North London worsen as the match is postponed before the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Stoke City at the Emirates Stadium on December 18, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Premier League clubs discuss offering warm bank areas

Premier League clubs are discussing opening up parts of their stadiums as warm banks for those who cannot afford to heat their homes this winter due to soaring energy costs.
London, UNITED KINGDOM: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II meets with Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood and manager Arsene Wenger (R) at Buckingham Palace, 15 February 2007. Queen Elizabeth II hosted Arsenal footballers in a teatime fixture at Buckingham Palace 15 February to make up for her having to forfeit opening their new ground last November because of a bad back. The 80-year-old monarch invited the English Premiership club's players and staff to the palace for a tour of the State Apartments before their gathering in the Bow Room. AFP PHOTO / PA / Fiona Hanson

Arsenal’s games against Everton and Manchester City off as football is cancelled

Arsenal's match against Everton will not take place this weekend as all football in England is cancelled, from the Premier League down to the National League, while the women's season opener against Manchester City will also not take place.
Aston Villas midfielder Douglas Luiz looks eyes the ball during the friendly football match between Stade Rennais and Aston Villa, at the Roazhon Park stadium in Rennes, western France on July 30, 2022. (Photo by Damien Meyer / AFP) (Photo by DAMIEN MEYER/AFP via Getty Images)

Aston Villa wanted £40m for Douglas Luiz

Arsenal made three deadline day bids for Douglas Luiz, but Aston Villa turned them all down because they wanted a stupid fee for a player who is out of contract in nine months.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 04: Martin Oedegaard of Arsenal applauds fans after the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal FC at Old Trafford on September 04, 2022 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Martin Odegaard: I barely touched him

Arsenal's afternoon might have unfolded differently if Greater Manchester's Lee Mason on VAR hadn't told Salford's Paul Tierney to have a look at Christian Eriksen falling over and even Martin Odegaard has no clue why it was called back.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Emile Smith Rowe attends the "All Or Nothing: Arsenal" Global Premiere at Islington Assembly Hall on August 02, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Lia Toby/Getty Images)

Emile Smith Rowe appears to pick up injury as Arteta rues lack of discipline

As if Arsenal's afternoon was bad enough, losing 3-1 against Manchester United at Old Trafford despite being the better team for most of the game, they also look like they might have lost Emile Smith Rowe ahead of the Europa League starting this week.
NUREMBERG, GERMANY - JULY 08: Gabriel Jesus of Arsenal looks on uring the pre-season friendly match between 1. FC Nürnberg and Arsenal F.C. at Max-Morlock-Stadion on July 08, 2022 in Nuremberg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

All 57 Arsenal deals completed in the transfer window

The summer transfer window is now closed, so what deals did Arsenal complete?
Austria's midfielder Florian Grillitsch plays the ball during the UEFA EURO 2020 Group C football match between the Netherlands and Austria at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam on June 17, 2021. (Photo by Peter Dejong / POOL / AFP) (Photo by PETER DEJONG/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal rejected free 27yo midfielder who signed for Ajax

Arsenal were left scrambling on deadline day for a midfielder after injuries to a number of key players and it has been revealed they turned down the chance to sign Florian Grillitsch on a free transfer.