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.
Arsenal's Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey (L) vies with Manchester United's French midfielder Paul Pogba (R) during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on November 1, 2020. (Photo by Shaun Botterill / POOL / AFP)

Thomas Partey bosses it against Manchester United

Thomas Partey announced himself as an Arsenal player to the wider footballing world as he bossed the Manchester United midfield
Arsenal's Brazilian defender Gabriel (CR) jokes with Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (CL) at the end of the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on November 1, 2020. (Photo by Shaun Botterill / POOL / AFP)

5 out of 5: Gabriel Magalhaes shuts out Manchester United

Gabriel was one of Arsenal's stand out performers at Old Trafford so let's take a closer look at the defender's match stats.

Arsenal, Manchester United and Mike Dean

Would it even be a trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United if Mike Dean wasn't the referee for Arsenal's game?
Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta gestures during the UEFA Europa League 1st round day 2 Group B football match between Arsenal and Dundalk at the Emirates Stadium in London on October 29, 2020. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta explains his creative plan

Arsenal have come in for criticism recently for lacking a creative spark, something Mikel Arteta has addressed before Arsenal's trip to Manchester United.
FLORENCE, ITALY - NOVEMBER 14: Daniele Rugani of Italy looks on before training session at Centro Tecnico Federale di Coverciano on November 14, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

Agent confirms Arsenal (and Chelsea) bid £30m for £10.6m Juventus star

According to his agent, Arsenal bid £30m for the services of Daniele Rugani during the summer despite the player only being worth £10.6m now.
FILE PHOTO (EDITORS NOTE: COMPOSITE OF IMAGES - Image numbers 1178800802,1196064545 - GRADIENT ADDED) In this composite image a comparison has been made between Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manager of Manchester United (L) and Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal. Arsenal FC and Manchester United meet on January 1,2020 in a Premier League fixture at the Emirates Stadium in London,England. ***LEFT IMAGE*** THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS - OCTOBER 03: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manager of Manchester United looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League group L match between AZ Alkmaar and Manchester United at ADO Den Haag on October 03, 2019 in The Hague, Netherlands. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal 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 Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Manchester United and Arsenal: Battle of the fallen giants

20 years ago it seemed unthinkable Manchester United and Arsenal would be fighting it out in midtable yet here we are
Gabriel Martinelli in training

Gabriel Martinelli in training (video)

Gabriel Martinelli is moving closer to a much-anticipated return to competitive football following his knee injury.
Huss Fahmy, formerly of Team Sky

Arsenal’s top contract negotiator decides to leave

Huss Fahmy will reportedly leave Arsenal at the end of November as the behind-the-scenes clear-out continues.
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Premier League will not shutdown – yet

The Premier League is not expected to shutdown as England moves into tighter restrictions.
Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil arrives at Arsenal's Colney training centre north of London on May 20, 2020 as training continues for Premier League clubs with a June re-start the intention during the COVID-19 pandemic. - Teams have started socially-distanced training in small groups this week, but several Premier League stars have expressed concerns about plans to resume the season. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)

Mesut Ozil provides 1400 school meals per day in North London

Mesut Ozil has praised Marcus Rashford for his charitable efforts but why does Ozil not get the same sort of praise for his charity?
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: Brendon Rodgers manager of Leicester City celebrates as he walks past Mikel Arteta manager of Arsenal after the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on October 25, 2020 in London, 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 Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Episode 261: Arsenal limitations Illuminated by lucky Leicester

This week, we try to work out bad the Leicester game really was, ask did Rapid Vienna provide the template for Brendan Rogers, and talk creativity
COMMERCE CITY, CO - JULY 15: Mesut Oezil #10 of Arsenal jokes with teammates while warming up against the Colorado Rapids at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on July 15, 2019 in Commerce City, Colorado. (Photo by Timothy Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

Laurent Koscielny explains what Mesut Ozil is like in training

Mesut Ozil is reportedly not playing football for Arsenal because he's not showing enough in training but that's not what most people say about him.
FILE PHOTO (EDITORS NOTE: COMPOSITE OF IMAGES - Image numbers 1178800802,1196064545 - GRADIENT ADDED) In this composite image a comparison has been made between Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manager of Manchester United (L) and Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal. Arsenal FC and Manchester United meet on January 1,2020 in a Premier League fixture at the Emirates Stadium in London,England. ***LEFT IMAGE*** THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS - OCTOBER 03: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manager of Manchester United looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League group L match between AZ Alkmaar and Manchester United at ADO Den Haag on October 03, 2019 in The Hague, Netherlands. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal 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 Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Manchester United without 3 Arsenal 4 for showdown

Manchester United will face Arsenal next weekend without at least three players while the Gunners will be missing at least four, if not five. Arsenal...
Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger (C) is greeted by Manchester United's former manager Alex Ferguson (L) and Manchester United's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho (R) during a presentation before the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on April 29, 2018. - Arsene Wenger is unsure of the welcome he will receive on his final visit to Old Trafford as Arsenal boss on Sunday after many 'great battles' against Manchester United during his two decades in charge. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)

Arsene Wenger explains why he left Jurgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho out of his...

Arsene Wenger has revealed that the reason he left Jurgen Klopp, Jose Mourinho, and Pepe Guardiola out of his book is a lot less exciting than we imagine
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 17: Thomas Partey of Arsenal is substituted on for Granit Xhaka of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal at Etihad Stadium on October 17, 2020 in Manchester, 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 Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Thomas Partey yellow cards could be an issue for Arsenal but it’s not all...

Thomas Partey yellow cards are likely to become an issue this season for Arsenal but that just means he's a true Gunner
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Mikel Arteta (R) embraces Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil (L) on the pitch after the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 1, 2020. - Arsenal won the game 2-0. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / IKIMAGES / AFP)

Mesut Ozil’s agent challenges Mikel Arteta to tell the truth

Mesut Ozil's agent has thrown more fuel on his Arsenal fire as he publicly questions Mikel Arteta and the explanation the manager gave for the midfielder being frozen out at Arsenal.
Salah-Eddine Oulad M'hand with Feyenoord (Photo via SCCR212 on Twitter)

Arsenal shirt numbers: Salah-Eddine Oulad M’Hand

Known simply as 'Salah,' Salah-Eddine Oulad M'Hand is a Dutch 18-year-old who arrived at Arsenal out-of-the-blue this summer from Feyenoord
Thomas Partey

Aubameyang names 5 Thomas Partey strengths

Arsenal's captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, has been singing the praises of Thomas Partey after the midfielder made his full debut for Arsenal.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Adidas Humanrace Arsenal shirt

Arsenal stars model new Adidas Humanrace Arsenal shirt

Arsenal stars have been modelling the new Adidas Humanrace Arsenal shirt which has been produced in collaboration with Pharrell Williams.
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: Vivianne Miedema of Arsenal is interviewed following the Barclays FA Women's Super League match between Arsenal Women and Tottenham Hotspur Women at Meadow Park on October 18, 2020 in Borehamwood, 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 Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsenal forward sends clear message to Arsenal about new deal

In an interview back in her homeland, Vivianne Miedema has made it clear that she wants to see Arsenal developing before she will sign a new deal.

Arsene Wenger on Jose Mourinho: I feel like I am at kindergarten

Arsene Wenger has hit back brilliantly at Jose Mourinho's claims he was left out of the Frenchman's autobiography because he never beat him.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 17: Assistant referee Sian Massey-Ellis and Sergio Aguero of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal at Etihad Stadium on October 17, 2020 in Manchester, 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 Michael Regan/Getty Images)

No retroactive punishment for Manchester City man after Arsenal game

Sergio Aguero will not face any retroactive punishment following Arsenal's game at the Etihad when the Manchester City man put his hands on the assistant referee.

Arsene Wenger gets perfect revenge on Jose Mourinho

Arsene Wenger's long-anticipated book dropped this week and there was not a single mention of Jose Mourinho, the best snub possible from the former Arsenal manager.
Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (C) celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the English FA Community Shield football match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium in north London on August 29, 2020. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / POOL / AFP)

What Arsenal players are out of contract next summer?

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang agreed a new deal but he wasn't the only player of contract next summer, so who else only has one year left?
Arsenal's English defender Rob Holding leaves Arsenal's Colney training centre north of London on May 20, 2020 as training continues for Premier League clubs with a June re-start the intention during the COVID-19 pandemic. - Teams have started socially-distanced training in small groups this week, but several Premier League stars have expressed concerns about plans to resume the season. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)

Rob Holding injury update: When will he be fit?

Rob Holding was named in the starting lineup against Manchester City but picked up a hamstring problem in the warmup.
Arsenal's French striker Alexandre Lacazette (L) celebrates scoring the opening goal with Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (R) who provided the assist during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium in London on September 19, 2020. (Photo by Julian Finney / POOL / AFP)

51 players who’ve cost Arsenal the most

Arsenal aren't known as big spenders, something that is evident when you see their 51 most expensive players.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 09: Nacho Monreal of Arsenal checks out his new Puma snapback as the team prepares to fly off for pre season tour at Stansted Airport on July 9, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Nacho Monreal: Arsenal’s unlikely Goat

When Nacho Monreal signed for Arsenal in 2013 he was brought in early due to a defensive injury crisis but the man known as...
Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger (R) and Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil smile as Arsenal players celebrate their victory over Chelsea in the English FA Cup final football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley stadium in London on May 27, 2017. (ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Wenger explains how Arteta can get the best from Ozil

Arsene Wenger has explained how you get the best out of Mesut Ozil, a player Arsenal are still trying to get out of the club.
Arsenal's French-born Ivorian midfielder Nicolas Pepe (R) celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Sheffield United at the Emirates Stadium in London on October 4, 2020. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth / POOL / AFP)

Liverpool and Chelsea concede more than Arsenal playing out from the back

Arsenal are the supposedly the worst at playing out from the back but did you know Liverpool and Chelsea are actually much worse?
SINGAPORE - JULY 29: Thomas Partey of Atletico Madrid gives a pitch side interview during training ahead of the International Champions Cup match between Paris Saint Germain and Atletico Madrid at Bishan Stadium on July 29, 2018 in Singapore. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images for ICC)

Thomas Partey Arsenal fans’ message

Thomas Partey Arsenal fan's message is enough to get supporters even more excited than they already were over the £45m signing.
Atletico Madrid' Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey controls the ball during the Spanish league football match SD Huesca against Club Atletico de Madrid at the El Alcoraz stadium in Huesca on September 30, 2020. (Photo by Pau BARRENA / AFP) (Photo by PAU BARRENA/AFP via Getty Images)

Thomas Partey starts in poor game as Ghana lose 3-0 to Mali

Thomas Partey started for Ghana on Friday evening as they lost 3-0 to Mali in a friendly and the Arsenal man had a poor game
Dejan Iliev via Shrewsbury Town

Arsenal goalkeeper joins Shrewsbury Town

Arsenal have confirmed that goalkeeper, Dejan Iliev, has joined Shrewsbury Town on loan.
Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil warms up for the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 15, 2019.

Arsenal to leave Mesut Ozil and Sokratis out of Europa League squad

Arsenal will leave both Mesut Ozil and Sokratis out of their Europa League after failing to get both players out of the club this summer.
Arsenal's Scottish defender Kieran Tierney controls the ball during the English FA Cup semi-final football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium in London, on July 18, 2020. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / POOL / AFP)

Kieran Tierney required to isolate for longer than positive teammate

Kieran Tierney will isolate for 14 days despite testing negative while his 'close contact' who tested positive only has to isolate for 10
Arsenal's US owner Stan Kroenke (R) looks on during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Burnley at the Emirates Stadium in London on May 6, 2018. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / IKIMAGES / AFP

Why do Arsenal fans hate Stan Kroenke?

Arsenal fans don't like Stan Kroenke, not many people do, but when it comes to Arsenal, why is that exactly?
kieran tierney via arsenal

Arsenal want answers over Kieran Tierney but asking the wrong ones

Arsenal are seeking clarification on Kieran Tierney after the Arsenal defender after Stuart Armstrong tested positive for Covid-19.
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 02: Thomas Partey of Atletico Madrid warms up prior to the La Liga match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Girona FC at Wanda Metropolitano on April 02, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

Thomas Partey: The stats

Arsenal pulled off the biggest transfer on deadline day so how do Thomas Partey's pre-Arsenal stats stack up?
SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - APRIL 24: (L-R) Substitutes Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere and Danny Welbeck of Arsenal look on from the bench during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Arsenal at the Stadium of Light on April 24, 2016 in Sunderland, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Wilshere, Welbeck, Walcott: What went wrong?

Danny Welbeck and Jack Wilshere ended deadline day without a club while Theo Walcott ended up back at Southampton, so what happened?
Atletico Madrid's Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey (C) celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match between Valencia CF and Club Atletico de Madrid at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on February 14, 2020. (Photo by JOSE JORDAN / AFP) (Photo by JOSE JORDAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Thomas Partey tipped to have same impact at Arsenal as Bruno Fernandes at Manchester...

Thomas Partey's Ghanaian teammate, Kwesi Appiah, believes he is a player that will really suit the style of Arsenal after sealing a £45m move

Arsenal get rid of Gunnersaurus but Mesut Ozil offers to assist

Arsenal have got rid of Gunnersaurus in a 'cost cutting' exercise after deeming his role unnecessary but Mesut Ozil has offered to assist