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: Oleksandr Zinchenko of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal FC at Selhurst Park on August 05, 2022. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Oleksandr Zinchenko injury update ahead of Manchester United

Arsenal travel to Manchester United with a host of injury problems and Mikel Arteta had little optimism for most of the players currently on the sidelines, not least Oleksandr Zinchenko.
Barcelona's Gabonese midfielder Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gestures before the start of the friendly football match between FC Barcelona and Manchester City, at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on August 24, 2022. (Photo by Josep LAGO / AFP)

Barcelona play a blinder as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang signs for Chelsea

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has made a quick return to the Premier League to sign for Chelsea after Arsenal released him for free.
NUREMBERG, GERMANY: Hector Bellerin of Arsenal is challenged by Christoph Daferner and Johannes Geis of 1. FC Nuernberg during the pre-season friendly match between 1. FC Nürnberg and Arsenal F.C. at Max-Morlock-Stadion on July 08, 2022. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Arsenal give Barcelona another freebie but learn lesson after Aubameyang

Hector Bellerin is no longer an Arsenal player after the club agreed to a free transfer, allowing him to sign for Barcelona for nothing.
Eddie Nketiah and Ainsley Maitland-Niles in pre-season training (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Ainsley-Maitland joins Southampton on loan, contract extension reported

Ainsley Maitland-Niles will spend next season on loan with Southampton after extending his Arsenal contract.
Aston Villa's English head coach Steven Gerrard gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Aston Villa and West Ham Utd at Villa Park in Birmingham, central England on August 28, 2022. (Photo by GEOFF CADDICK/AFP via Getty Images)

Steven Gerrard concerned he will be sacked after Arsenal defeat

Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard is concerned he could be sacked after losing to Arsenal at the Emirates on Wednesday night and things aren't likely to improve this weekend.
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)

Arsenal bid £20m for Douglas Luiz, Aston Villa agree £13m midfielder deal

Aston Villa have struck an agreement with Wolves for their defensive midfielder, Leander Dendoncker, which could free them to sell Douglas Luiz to Arsenal who have made a bid of £20m.
Arsenal's Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard applauds the fans following the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium in London on August 31, 2022. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Martin Odegaard injury update ahead of Manchester United

Martin Odegaard came off injured against Aston Villa so will our captain be fit to face Manchester United on Sunday?
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 31: Aaron Ramsdale of Arsenal gestures to the back of their shirt after the final whistle of the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Aston Villa at Emirates Stadium on August 31, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Aaron Ramsdale injury update ahead of Manchester United game

Arsenal are sweating on the fitness of Aaron Ramsdale after the goalkeeper appeared to pick up a hamstring injury against Aston Villa on Wednesday night.
Paris Saint-Germain's Argentinian midfielder Leandro Paredes looks on prior the French L1 football match between Paris-Saint Germain (PSG) and AS Monaco at The Parc des Princes Stadium in Paris on August 28, 2022. (Photo by ALAIN JOCARD/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal move for Paredes rejected as he signs for Juventus

Arsenal made a late move for PSG's Leandro Paredes which was rejected because the defensive midfielder was signing for Juventus.
Eddie Nketiah and Ainsley Maitland-Niles in pre-season training (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Ainsley Maitland-Niles close to Arsenal contract extension and Southampton loan

Ainsley Maitland-Niles looks like he will spend next season on loan with Southampton but only after extending his Arsenal contract.
WATFORD, ENGLAND - MARCH 06: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal celebrates after scoring their sides second goal during the Premier League match between Watford and Arsenal at Vicarage Road on March 06, 2022 in Watford, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Arsenal and Saka confident over new deal that will double wages

Bukayo Saka's new contract will see the Arsenal man's wages more than double according to a report in the Daily Mail which gives the same information as a report we covered back in July.
Willian crying

Announcement today as Arsenal flop agrees 1yr deal with Fulham

Arsenal flop Willian is set to join Fulham after his Corinthians contract was cancelled earlier this month following numerous problems.
BARCELONA, SPAIN - AUGUST 28: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Barcelona warms up prior to the LaLiga Santander match between FC Barcelona and Real Valladolid CF at Camp Nou on August 28, 2022 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Aubameyang prefers Chelsea move to Manchester United

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reportedly prefers the idea of moving to Chelsea instead of Manchester United as he wants to play Champions League football.
Nice's new recruit Ivorian forward Nicolas Pepe is presented during the UEFA Conference League play-off second leg football match between OGC Nice and Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice on August 25, 2022. - Nice's new recrue Pepe (Photo by Valery HACHE / AFP) (Photo by VALERY HACHE/AFP via Getty Images)

New boss criticises Nicolas Pepe as Nuno Tavares scores again for Marseille

Nicolas Pepe got his Nice debut on Sunday and his new manager was not that impressed with what he saw from the Arsenal man.
Barcelona's Gabonese midfielder Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gestures before the start of the friendly football match between FC Barcelona and Manchester City, at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on August 24, 2022. (Photo by Josep LAGO / AFP)

Aubameyang robbed and beaten by gunmen in Barcelona home

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was beaten and robbed in the early hours of the morning by gunmen who were also wielding iron bars when they broke into his home in Barcelona.
Arsenal's French defender William Saliba celebrates as Arsenal's Brazilian defender Gabriel Magalhaes scores during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Fulham at the Emirates Stadium in London on August 27, 2022. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal goals “lucky” says bitter Fulham manager

Fulham's manager Marco Silva was more than a tad bitter after his side lost 2-1 at the Emirates, claiming that Arsenal had few 'clear chances' and that both goals were 'lucky'.
LONDON, ENGLAND: Oleksandr Zinchenko of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal FC at Selhurst Park on August 05, 2022. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Zinchenko and Partey injury update as pair miss Arsenal vs Fulham

Arsenal's team news brought a disappointing update with Oleksandr Zinchenko out of the game with an injury while Thomas Partey also missed out.
Nice's new recruit Ivorian forward Nicolas Pepe is presented during the UEFA Conference League play-off second leg football match between OGC Nice and Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice on August 25, 2022. - Nice's new recrue Pepe (Photo by Valery HACHE / AFP) (Photo by VALERY HACHE/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal reunion with 6 players to feature in Nice vs Marseille

Nice play Marseille on Sunday with a 2pm kick-off at the Allianz Riviera and it might be a match Arsenal fans want to tune in to with six players on show that we are more than a little familiar with.
Nice's new recruit Ivorian forward Nicolas Pepe is presented during the UEFA Conference League play-off second leg football match between OGC Nice and Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice on August 25, 2022. - Nice's new recrue Pepe (Photo by Valery HACHE / AFP) (Photo by VALERY HACHE/AFP via Getty Images)

No option to buy as Nicolas Pepe admits his time at Arsenal ‘hardened’ him

This week, Arsenal confirmed that Nicolas Pepe will spend the season on loan with OGC Nice but while the Ivorian looks to get back to 'enjoying football' there is no option to buy in his deal.
Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, on May 12, 2022. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta asked if Arsenal are title contenders

As we head into Matchweek 4 with with Arsenal set to face Fulham having won their opening three matches of the season, some people are getting a little carried away, like whichever journalist at the pre-game press conference asked Mikel Arteta if Arsenal are title contenders this season.
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - APRIL 30: Referee Jarred Gillett in action during the Premier League match between Southampton and Crystal Palace at St Mary's Stadium on April 30, 2022 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Jarred Gillett to referee Arsenal vs Fulham

Jarred Gillett will step away from the TV screens to take up his whistle as he is appointed referee for Arsenal's game against Fulham at the Emirates this weekend.
Nice's new recruit Ivorian forward Nicolas Pepe is presented during the UEFA Conference League play-off second leg football match between OGC Nice and Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice on August 25, 2022. - Nice's new recrue Pepe (Photo by Valery HACHE / AFP) (Photo by VALERY HACHE/AFP via Getty Images)

“It’s been 3 years” Mikel Arteta explains Nicolas Pepe left

Mikel Arteta spoke with the press on Friday ahead of Arsenal's game against Fulham and has explained why he sent Arsenal's record signing out on loan until the end of the season.
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)

“We are human beings, we doubt” Arteta on his 100th Premier League game

Saturday’s game against Fulham will be Mikel Arteta’s 100th Premier League game as Arsenal manager and it’s quite interesting to look at the progress that has been made over that time, even if Arteta wasn't aware of his approaching milestone.
Sports journalist and presenter Adriano del Monte (L) and Former German football player Karl-Heinz Korbel (R) attend the draw for the UEFA Europa League football tournament group stage 2022-2023 in Istanbul on August 26, 2022. (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP) (Photo by OZAN KOSE/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal get very good Europa League draw

The Europa League draw for group stages was made on Friday and Arsenal finally learned who they will be spending their Thursday evenings with for the foreseeable future.
arsenal newspaper review and roundup

Neto, Tielemans, Maitland-Niles & Arteta: Arsenal in the papers 25/8/22

Let's take a look at what's going on in the papers in terms of Arsenal coverage
FARO, PORTUGAL - JULY 30: Pedro Neto of Wolverhampton Wanderers FC during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sporting CP at Estadio Algarve on July 30, 2022 in Faro, Portugal. (Photo by Gualter Fatia/Getty Images)

Arsenal in Pedro Neto talks for 4+ weeks

Arsenal have been speaking with Pedro Neto's agent for more than a month with the club very keen to sign him
Ukraine's midfielder Mykhaylo Mudryk reacts during the friendly football match between German first division Bundesliga club Borussia Moenchengladbach and Ukraine's naional football team, in preparation for Ukraine's upcoming World Cup play-off match in Moenchengladbach, western Germany on May 11, 2022. (Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal identify 21yo ‘Ukrainian Messi’ as Pepe replacement

Arsenal have apparently identified Shakhtar Donetsk's 21-year-old winger, Mykhaylo Mudryk, as a possible replacement for Nicolas Pepe.
Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta (front) applauds as he celebrates with his players 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)

Arsenal injury report following 3-0 win at Bournemouth

Arsenal claimed all three points at Bournemouth on Saturday with an impressive display that saw a brace from club captain Martin Odegaard and a sublime strike from William 'do do do do' Saliba.
Arsenal's French defender William Saliba (C) celebrates after scoring his team third goal during the English Premier League football match between Bournemouth and Arsenal at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth, southern England on August 20, 2022. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal players sing Saliba song in dressing room

William Saliba put in yet another brilliant performance this weekend, capping it all with a spectacular goal as he was serenaded by Arsenal fans with a chant the players are now joining in with.
Los Angeles Rams' owner Stan Kroenke holds the Vince Lombardi trophy after the LA Rams won Super Bowl LVI against the Cincinnati Bengals at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, on February 13, 2022. (Photo by Frederic J. Brown / AFP) (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)

Arteta hails Kroenke as Arsenal spend hits £270m since 2021

Mikel Arteta has hailed Stan Kroenke's ownership of Arsenal saying it is 'as good as I've seen in football' with the Gunners sitting second in the transfer spend table across Europe.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang modelling the new Arsenal third kit for 2021/22 (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Chelsea submit £15m bid for Aubameyang

Chelsea have reportedly submitted a bid of £15m as they try to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Barcelona.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 06: Referee Craig Pawson during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Chelsea FC at Goodison Park on August 06, 2022 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Mixed bag of officials for Arsenal’s trip to Bournemouth as Mike Dean says ‘I...

Craig Pawson will take charge of Arsenal's game against Bournemouth on Saturday and he will be 'assisted' by Paul Tierney on VAR.
Arsenal's Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus celebrates after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on August 13, 2022. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Jesus on being no9, injury updates & more: Arsenal news roundup 18/8/22

There isn't that much going on as we wait for Mikel Arteta's pre-Bournemouth press conference, but here's a roundup of what's making the headlines today.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates a goal for Barcelona (Photo via Aubameyang on Instagram)

Chelsea talks amid Manchester United interest & Aubameyang comment

Manchester United are reportedly interested in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who had 'nothing to say' when asked about the rumours of Chelsea's interest.
Nacho Monreal and Gabriel Martinelli (via Arsenal)

Former Arsenal fan favourite announces retirement from football

When  Monreal signed for Arsenal in 2013, he was brought in early due to a defensive injury crisis but the man known as 'Cabra' as a kid made himself a real cult hero with the Arsenal fans.
Barcelona's new player Gabonese forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang poses for pictures during his official presentation, at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on February 3, 2022. (Photo by LLUIS GENE / AFP) (Photo by LLUIS GENE/AFP via Getty Images)

Barcelona want €20m+ from Chelsea for Aubameyang

Barcelona will accept an offer for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Chelsea in the region of half what they paid for Robert Lewandowski, according to a report.
Lyon's French midfielder Houssem Aouar reacts during the French Cup round of 64 football match between Paris FC and Olympique Lyonnais (OL) at the Charlety stadium in Paris, on December 17, 2021. (Photo by BERTRAND GUAY/AFP via Getty Images)

Nottingham Forest to sign 24yo midfielder after brother messed up Arsenal deal

Houssem Aouar is on the verge of signing for Nottingham Forest two years after he was supposedly meant to sign for Arsenal.
Gabon's Pierre Aubameyang (R) celebrates after scoring during the 2012 Olympic mens football match between Gabon and Switzerland at St James' Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north-east England on July 26, 2012.(Photo credit PAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages)

Chelsea finally get Aubayemang answer from Barcelona

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will not be leaving Barcelona to join Chelsea according to a report in AS, at least, not at the minute.
Kieran Tierney trains with Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Manchester City target Arsenal fan favourite to replace Zinchenko

Manchester City apparently want to buy Kieran Tierney to replace Oleksandr Zinchenko who joined Arsenal earlier in the summer.
Arsenal's Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka (R) vies with Leicester City's Northern Irish defender Jonny Evans (L) during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on August 13, 2022. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsene Wenger right about Granit Xhaka

Granit Xhaka is relishing life in a new position after grabbing a goal and an assist as Arsenal beat Leicester 4-2 at the Emirates but Mikel Arteta has said that Fabio Vieira will also play in that role.