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.
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Arsenal to join social media blackout

Arsenal will join a social media blackout this weekend as clubs look to force the various platforms to do something substantial about abuse online.
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Bergkamp, Henry, Vieira join Spotify billionaire serious about buying Arsenal

Spotify billionaire, Daniel Ek, hwould like to get his hands on Arsenal as reports emerge Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira are all getting involved.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Match Referee, Chris Kavanagh checks a VAR decision on screen ahead of showing Eddie Nketiah of Arsenal (not pictured) a red card during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on July 07, 2020 in London, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Minus 7 – Arsenal suffer most at hands of VAR overturns in Premier League

You aren't imagining it if you think Arsenal are getting the worst of VAR, with ESPN totalling decisions to find Arsenal clear at the bottom of the table.

Joe Willock has Arsenal reservations about return

Arsenal could be set for a fight this summer if they want to keep Joe Willock while they scramble around trying to sign Martin Odegaard or a similar player
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Arsenal Super League shirt goes on sale for £2

Thousands of shirts printed up for the European Super League were reduced by 93% and went on sale for just £2 this weekend.
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What Stan Kroenke failed to understand about Arsenal fans

If Stan Kroenke was in any doubt how Arsenal fans feel about the club, he was given a big reminder on Friday night as thousands protested but they are still far from understanding things.
Hundreds of Arsenal fans gathered outside The Emirates Stadium in London in a oeKroenke out protest demanding the club owner Stanley Kroenke to leave. Owners of the six big British football clubs including Arsenal has become targets of fans after their failed attempt to form a European Super League last week. London United Kingdom - Copyright: Tayfun Salci

Where does Arsenal’s season rank in their worst so far?

If Arsenal win all their remaining Premier League games, they will finish with 61 points, so what does this total mean?
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Arsenal likely to avoid points deduction punishment amid resignations call

The Arsenal protest attracted thousands outside the Emirates on Friday night as the other Premier League clubs called for resignations
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Owner Stan Kroenke of the Los Angeles Rams looks on prior to a game against the Indianapolis Colts at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Arsenal owner one of the stingiest billionaires in world

Stan Kroenke may be worth a whole heap of money but that doesn’t mean he does anything good with it and in 2018 he was named one of the worst when it comes to charitable giving.
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Fan anger rising: Arsenal protest planned as Manchester United fans get into training ground

Fan anger is real and ahead of the planned protest at Arsenal's home game against Everton, a group of Manchester United supporters staged a protest of their own
Arsenal fans have been increasingly frustrated with the current state of affairs at the club. (Picture source: Justin Tallis / Getty Images)

Arsenal confirm withdrawal and apologise, Super League falls apart, Manchester City, Liverpool out too

The Super League fell apart on Tuesday night as Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool withdrew while there was a resignation at United and players started to speak out, including Hector Bellerin.
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Arsene Wenger: I’m not surprised Super League didn’t last long

Arsene Wenger has said he knew the Super League would fail because they ignored the 'basic principles of sporting merit'.
Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal covers his face with his shirt as he goes off injured Arsenal v Fulham, Premier League, Football, The Emirates Stadium, London, UK - 18 Apr 2021 Photo by Javier Garcia/BPI/Shutterstock

Alexandre Lacazette Arsenal trophy plan takes major blow

Speaking before the news about the European Super League upended the entire season, Alexandre Lacazette said he planned to win a trophy with Arsenal this year
Arsenal fans hold up a banner against Arsenal's majority owner Stan Kroenke during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Everton at the Emirates Stadium in London on May 21, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Justin TALLIS

Episode 284: Arsenal & the Super League: Yes or no?

It has certainly been an interesting week for both Arsenal Football Club, and football as a whole.
Mikel Arteta vs Burnley (Photo by Laurence Griffiths / POOL / AFP)

European Super League: All the developments you need to know (and might have missed)

It has been a whirlwind day, so I thought I'd round up a number of points that probably got lost in amongst all the madness.
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)

Hate capitalism, not Arsenal: European Super League

There is, naturally, a lot of anger around about the nerve of the 'top' 12 teams, wanting to re-orientate football but it's no surprise.
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Where is the European Super League money coming from?

The formation of the new European Super League will see the founding clubs split €3.5bn between them just for signing up, but where is that money coming from?
Jose Mourinho of Tottenham Hotspur looks on ahead of the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur at Villa Park on February 16, 2020 in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Tottenham sack Jose Mourinho, Bayern Munich coach wants contract terminated

Tottenham Hotspur have sacked Jose Mourinho just hours after a breakaway European Super League was announced while Hansi Flick has told Bayern Munich he wishes to terminate his contract from the end of the season.
MUNICH, GERMANY - OCTOBER 14: Raul Sanllehi (L) and Fernando Gomes (R) are seen during the ECA European Club Association meeting at the Allianz Arena on October 14, 2008 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Thomas Niedermueller/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Arsenal European Super League talks confirmed 3 years ago

Raul Sanllehi confirmed that Arsenal were involved in talks over forming a European Super League back in 2018 despite denials being issued but that it wouldn't be happening anytime soon.
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 29: Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke on the sidelines before playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 29, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)

What lies at the heart of the European Super League

It's frustrating to read only people who 'hate' football could come up with a plan as heinous at the European Super League when it's much more simple than that.
March 31, 2021, Kiev, Ukraine: Ukraine s Roman Yaremchuk reacts during the World Cup 2022 group D qualifying football match between Ukraine and Kazakhstan at the Olimpiyskiy stadium. Kiev Ukraine - Copyright: Anatolii Stepanov

25-year-old 18-goal striker catches Arsenal’s eye

According to Het Laatste Nieuws, Arsenal are interested in FAA Gent's striker, Roman Yaremchuk.

Arsene Wenger’s final Arsenal prediction comes true

Arsene Wenger said we would soon see a European Super League usurping weekend domestic football in his final Mystic Weg prediction before he called it a day as Arsenal manager.
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Moving Arsenal from London: Stan Kroneke and the European Super League dream

The European Super League is coming and, if Stan Kroneke gets his way, it could be the end of football as we know it with Arsenal going truly global

14 Arsenal goals in 2 wins and 1 draw this weekend

Arsenal's teams played three matches this weekend and while we all bored ourselves stupid, the women and u18s were putting on a show.
London, England, 18th April 2021. Referee Craig Pawson talks to Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture credit: David Klein / Sportimage

VAR and Fulham hold Arsenal to 1-1 draw

Despite having the ball in the back of the net three times, Arsenal could only draw 1-1 with Fulham thanks to a dodgy penalty on an afternoon to forget.
Nicklas Bendtner of FC Köpenhamn ahead of the Europa League match between FC Köpenhamn and Malmö FF on December 12, 2019 in Copenhagen. Photo: Petter Arvidson / BILDBYRAN / kod PA / 92404

Nicklas Bendtner in trouble again

Nicklas Bendtner has landed himself in more trouble, picking up seven driving offences including doing 157-kmph in a 110-kmph zone.
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How is Charlie Gilmour getting on since he left Arsenal?

Charlie Gilmour left Arsenal on a free transfer in the summer of 2019, joining Norwich City before moving on loan to Dutch second-division side Telstar, but how is he getting on now?

Steven Gerrard hails ‘sensational’ Arsenal: I was really proud

Steven Gerrard has hailed Arsenal for facing down Slavia Prague before the game started after their player had been banned for 10 games for racially abusing Ranger's Glen Kamara.
Bukayo Saka of Arsenal scores and celebrates 0-3 Slavia Prague v Arsenal, UEFA Europa League Quarter-final 2nd Leg, Football, Sinobo Stadium, Prague, Czech Republic - 15 Apr 2021 Slavia Prague v Arsenal, UEFA Europa League Quarter-final 2nd Leg, Football, Sinobo Stadium, Prague, Czech Republic - 15 Apr 2021 Copyright: Gabriel Kuchta/BPI/Shutterstock

New contracts & positions: Arsenal news this week

All the Arsenal news from this week rounded up in bitesize-chunks, filtering out the noise and nonsense to bring you pure news.
ROME, ITALY - OCTOBER 29: Valentin Antov of CSKA-Sofia in action during the UEFA Europa League Group A stage match between AS Roma and CSKA-Sofia at Stadio Olimpico on October 29, 2020 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)

Arsenal transfer scuppered by Brexit

Arsenal reportedly tried to bring Valentin Antov to the club during the summer but the shadow of Brexit made the deal much harder to complete than normal.
Arsenal deals: Arsenal's Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard (L) gets instructions from Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta (R) as he comes on as a substitute during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 30, 2021. (Photo by Shaun Botterill / POOL / AFP)

Real Madrid make Martin Odegaard decision

Real Madrid are not open to selling Martin Odegaard this summer in a story that seems to swing back and forth every week.
Coach of Arsenal Mikel Arteta in action during the FC European Football League quarterfinal match SK Slavia Prague vs Arsenal in Prague, Czech Republic, April 15, 2021. CTKxPhoto/OndrejxDeml CTK

Mikel Arteta on facing Unai Emery and Emery on facing Arsenal

After Arsenal's 5-1 aggregate win over Slavia Prague, Mikel Arteta was rewarded with a tie against the man he replaced, so how does he feel about facing Unai Emery?
UDINE, ITALY: Achraf Hakimi of FC Internazionale looks on during the Serie A match between Udinese Calcio and FC Internazionale at Dacia Arena on January 23, 2021. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

10 Arsenal transfer targets

Whether the transfer window is open or not, there are always players being reported as targets, so let's look 10 Arsenal transfer targets
WOLFSBURG, GERMANY: Sead Kolasinac of FC Schalke 04 looks dejected during the DFB Cup Round of Sixteen match between VfL Wolfsburg and FC Schalke 04 at Volkswagen Arena on February 03, 2021. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Mikel Areta blocks Sead Kolasinac permanent move to Schalke

Mikel Arteta has reportedly blocked Schalke signing Sead Kolasinac on a permanent basis according to a report in Bild.
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Aubameyang returns home after 2 days in hospital

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang contracted malaria while on international duty during the last break but the player has now returned home after two days in hospital
UDINE, ITALY - DECEMBER 07: Dries Mertens of SSC Napoli greets his fans after the Serie A match between Udinese Calcio and SSC Napoli at Stadio Friuli on December 7, 2019, in Udine, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

Ageing Napoli striker appeals to Arsenal

Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Dries Mertens this summer as Napoli look to remove his wage bill from their books.

Barcelona top Forbes’ list, Arsenal 8th

Barcelona top Forbes' Soccer Business Most Valuable Clubs list with Arsenal valued at $2.8bn in 8th place.
Jesse Lingard of West Ham celebrates scoring the 1st goal Wolverhampton Wanderers v West Ham United, Premier League, Football, Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton, 05 Apr 2021 Copyright: Paul Currie/BPI/Shutterstock

Arsenal fans relieved as Jesse Lingard Arsenal move won’t happen

Arsenal fans can breathe a sign of relief that they won't have to pretend to like Jesse Lingard with Rio Ferdinand stating the player would be 'going nowhere near Arsenal'.
Arsenal's Brazilian defender David Luiz (L) reacts during the English Premier League football match between Aston Villa and Arsenal at Villa Park in Birmingham, central England on July 21, 2020. (Photo by Rui Vieira / POOL / AFP)

Unlikely Arsenal will renew senior star's contract this summer: Report

According to a report in the press, Arsenal will not be extending David Luiz's contract when his current deal expires this summer.
Arsenal's English striker Bukayo Saka (L) celebrates with Arsenal's English midfielder Emile Smith Rowe before his goal is disallowed during the English Premier League football match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal at the Molineux stadium in Wolverhampton, central England on February 2, 2021. - 14 (Photo by Catherine Ivill / POOL / AFP)

Double boost for Arsenal ahead of Slavia Prague game

Arsenal have confirmed that both Bukayo Saka and Emile smith Rowe have returned to training ahead of Arsenal's crunch tie with Slavia Prague on Thursday night.