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 - OCTOBER 29: Joe Willock of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Europa League Group B stage match between Arsenal FC and Dundalk FC at Emirates Stadium on October 29, 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 Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Joe Willock delighted to join Newcastle’s ‘massive history’

Joe Willock is delighted to have joined Newcastle Unite don loan until the end of the season, noting the club's 'massive history'.
The aftermath of the Jamie Vardy kick on Shkodran Mustafi (Photo via Mustafi on Instagram)

Arsenal confirm Mustafi-to-Schalke is not a loan

Arsenal have confirmed that Shkodran Mustafi's deadline day move to Germany is not a loan as they detailed his transfer to Schalke.
Arsenal's English midfielder Joe Willock (L) celebrates scoring his team's fourth goal during the UEFA Europa League Group B football match between Arsenal and Molde at the Emirates Stadium in London on November 5, 2020. - Arsenal won the game 4-1. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)

Joe Willock joins Newcastle United

Joe Willock has joined Newcastle on loan until the end of the season.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 28: Ainsley Maitland-Niles of Arsenal in action during the Emirates Cup match between Arsenal and Olympique Lyonnais at the Emirates Stadium on July 28, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Ainsley Maitland-Niles signs for West Brom after a whirlwind day

Ainsley Maitland-Niles has signed for Sam Allardyce and West Bromwich Albion despite it being claimed Arsenal didn't want him to go there.
Shkodran Mustafi

Arsenal finally get rid of Shkodran Mustafi

Arsenal and Shkodran Mustafi have finally parted ways after the defender terminated his contract to join Schalke on transfer deadline day.
Arsenal's English striker Bukayo Saka celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England on January 26, 2021. (Photo by Frank Augstein / POOL / AFP)

Bukayo Saka blow or boost ahead of Arsenal's game vs Wolverhampton Wanderers?

Bukayo Saka was a surprise omission from the Arsenal squad that drew against Manchester United at the weekend with a sore hip, so when will he be fit?
German midfielder Mesut Ozil gives a press conference after he signed his new three-and-a-half year contract with Turkish football club Fenerbahce at the Divan Faruk ilgaz facilities on January 27,2021 in Istanbul. (Photo by Ozan KOSE / AFP)

Mesut Ozil: I will never play for Germany again

Mesut Ozil has said he will never play for Germany again as he looks forward to his new life in Turkey.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 15: Emile Smith Rowe of Arsenal comes on for Mesut Ozil of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on December 15, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Emile Smith Rowe shirt number set to change this summer

Emile Smith Rowe's shirt number looks set to change to the vacant number 10 shirt for the start of the new season.
Manchester United's Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandes (L) gets his shot away past Arsenal's Brazilian defender David Luiz (R) but misses the target 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)

“The ambition has to be there” says senior Arsenal man

The senior Arsenal man has said that the side need to be 'humble' after drawing with Manchester United on Saturday at the Emirates before talking chasing first place.
Arsenal's French striker Alexandre Lacazette (top) clashes with Manchester United's English defender Harry Maguire during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 30, 2021. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / IKIMAGES / AFP)

11 photos: How Harry Maguire injured Alexandre Lacazette

Arsenal played Manchester United on Saturday without Aubameyang, Tierney and Saka in the squad & now have concerns over Lacazette.
Martin Odegaard with Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Why Martin Odegaard took 11 at Arsenal and not 10

Martin Odegaard took the number 11 shirt at Arsenal after signing for the club but why didn't he take the number 10 shirt?

Unacceptable that Manchester United only drew with Arsenal says Shaw

Luke Shaw said it is 'unacceptable' that Manchester United only left the Emirates with a point if they want to win the title.
Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta (R) watches as Arsenal's English midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles takes a throw in during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Southampton at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 16, 2020. (Photo by PETER CZIBORRA / POOL / AFP)

Arsenal want 23yo to go to Southampton as Newcastle make contact

Arsenal are once again open to letting Ainsley Maitland-Niles leave the club with four clubs said to be after his signature this month.
Arsenal's English striker Bukayo Saka celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England on January 26, 2021. (Photo by Frank Augstein / POOL / AFP)

Episode 273: Strengthening Arsenal’s squad and focussing on the Premier League

In this week's edition of the Daily Cannon podcast, we look back on the double header at Southampton, discuss selection options and welcome the new loan arrivals.
Arsenal's English striker Bukayo Saka celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England on January 26, 2021. (Photo by Frank Augstein / POOL / AFP)

Bukayo Saka now most expensive left midfielder in the world

Bukayo Saka has become one of the hottest young names in football but what is the Arsenal kid now worth?
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 24: Paul Pogba of Manchester United looks on during The Emirates FA Cup 4th Round match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on January 24, 2021 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 Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Paul Pogba: I was an Arsenal fan

Paul Pogba revealed he was an Arsenal fan as a child growing up before he moved to Manchester United and he hasn't just said it once.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 15: Gabriel Martinelli of Arsenal battles for possession with Rodrigo of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on December 15, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Gabriel Martinelli explains why he didn’t sign for Manchester United

Gabriel Martinelli has been speaking to the Daily Mail and has revealed that he used to train regularly with Manchester United, so why didn't he sign for them?
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 26: Arsenal Youth Head Coach Steve Bould and Captain Jay Emmanuel Thomas celebrate winning the FA Youth Cup during the second leg of the FA Youth Cup final sponsored by E.ON, between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on May 26, 2009 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas: Arsene Wenger was not the voice at Arsenal

Former Arsenal youngster, Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, has been comparing his current manager at Livingston FC with Arsene Wenger.
Real Madrid's Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard reacts during the Spanish league football match Real Betis against Real Madrid CF at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Seville on September 26, 2020. (Photo by JORGE GUERRERO / AFP) (Photo by JORGE GUERRERO/AFP via Getty Images)

How much will Martin Odegaard earn at Arsenal?

Arsenal will soon announce the signing of Real Madrid's Martin Odegaard on a six-month loan deal until the end of the season, but how much will they be paying him?
SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN - JULY 02: Martin Odegaard of Real Sociedad looks on during the Liga match between Real Sociedad and RCD Espanyol at Reale Arena on July 02, 2020 in San Sebastian, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta phonecall convinces Odegaard to sign for Arsenal

Mikel Arteta reportedly phoned Martin Odegaard to give the Real Madrid midfielder assurances over the amount of playing time he will get at Arsenal.
Emile Smith Rowe

How much will Emile Smith Rowe earn with his new Arsenal contract?

Emile Smith Rowe spoke about his love for Arsenal after he came on against Newcastle and turned the game.
Mesut Ozil medical via Fenerbahce

Mesut Ozil medical and 1st training session photos

Mesut Ozil has already begun training with his new teammates as he gets ready for life in Turkey
FC Porto's Brazilian midfielder Otavio (R) kicks the ball next to Nacional's Portuguese midfielder Francisco Ramos during the Portuguese league football match between FC Porto and CD Nacional Madeira at the Dragao stadium in Porto on December 20, 2020. (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA / AFP)

Arsenal eye free move for Otávio who’s worth £16.2m

Arsenal are reportedly keeping an eye on Porto's Otávio according to a report from Portugal.
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.

13 Arsene Wenger-era players remain at Arsenal

It has been quite the clearout and with Arsenal set to let Mesut Ozil leave for nothing, just who is left from Arsene Wenger's time at the club?
Ozil with Fenerbahce scarf via Msut Ozil Twitter

Why Meust Ozil will wear no. 67 at Fenerbahce

Mesut Ozil completed his move to Fenerbahce and will take the number 67 shirt and, if you're anything like me, you're probably going 'huh'?
Ozil with Fenerbahce scarf via Msut Ozil Twitter

Mesut Ozil will take 80% paycut

Mesut Ozil will reportedly take an 80% paycut when he signs for Fenerbahce according to reports.
Krystian Bielik with Derby (Photo via Rex Features)

Derby Head of Recruitment explains how they signed Arsenal star youngster

Former Arsenal youngster, Krystian Bielik, picked up a nasty eye injury during the week when playing for Derby, but that didn’t stop him picking...
Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil (L) and Arsenal's French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi (R) reacts as they wait to restart after Leicester City score the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Arsenal at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on November 9, 2019. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)

What Arsene Wenger really thought about Mesut Ozil’s wages

Mesut Ozil is almost out Arsenal’s door and yet he’s still being blamed for what’s gone wrong at the club but there are many falsehoods doing the rounds.
STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24: Tyrese Campbell of Stoke City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Stoke City and Norwich City at Bet365 Stadium on November 24, 2020 in Stoke on Trent, 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 Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Arsenal legend’s son proving to be deadlier striker with Stoke

Tyrese Campbell turning out to be a better forward than his Arsenal legend father but a serious knee injury has brought a halt to his career

Jack Wilshere on Mesut Ozil: It’s not nice

Jack Wilshere has expressed sympathy for the situation Mesut Ozil found himself in at Arsenal, comparing the German's plight to his own at West Ham.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: David Luiz of Arsenal discusses with Sokratis of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Brighton & Hove Albion at Emirates Stadium on December 05, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Sokratis closes in on move to Olympiacos

Former Arsenal defender Sokratis is reportedly in negotiations with Olympiacos about a return to his home country.

Swansea City relieved as Arsenal sign 28-year-old

Arsenal were reportedly interested in signing Newcastle’s goalkeeper, Freddie Woodman, who is currently on loan in the Championship with Swansea but with their signing of Maty Ryan on Friday, the Swans are breathing a sigh of relief.
Charleroi's Guillaume Gillet and Anderlecht's Killian Sardella fight for the ball during a soccer match between Sporting Charleroi and RSCA Anderlecht, Friday 18 December 2020 in Charleroi, on day 15 of the 'Jupiler Pro League' first division of the Belgian championship. BELGA PHOTO VIRGINIE LEFOUR

Killian Sardella: Arsenal wanted me as a defensive midfielder

Killian Sardella has revealed that Arsenal tried to sign him but after 10 years with Anderlecht, he couldn’t leave them.

How were Arsenal able to sign Premier League man?

Arsenal announced the signing of Maty Ryan out of the blue on Friday so how did they end up signing a keeper who was Brighton’s first choice until recently?
SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN - JULY 02: Martin Odegaard of Real Sociedad looks on during the Liga match between Real Sociedad and RCD Espanyol at Reale Arena on July 02, 2020 in San Sebastian, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Odegaard joins Arsenal hoping to turn his luck, Real Sociedad ‘not an option’

Arsenal seem to have sealed a deal to bring Martin Odegaard to the club on loan for the remainder of the season.
Real Madrid's Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard reacts during the Spanish league football match Real Betis against Real Madrid CF at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Seville on September 26, 2020. (Photo by JORGE GUERRERO / AFP) (Photo by JORGE GUERRERO/AFP via Getty Images)

How much are Arsenal paying for Martin Odegaard?

Arsenal are closing in on an agreement that would see them sign Real Madrid's Martin Odegaard on loan for the rest of the season but how much will he cost?
Mat Ryan after signing for Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal.com)

How much are Arsenal paying Maty Ryan?

Arsenal announced the signing of Maty Ryan in a rare unexpected transfer, but how much will the Australian cost over the cost of the next six months?
Real Madrid's Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard reacts during the Spanish league football match Real Betis against Real Madrid CF at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Seville on September 26, 2020. (Photo by JORGE GUERRERO / AFP) (Photo by JORGE GUERRERO/AFP via Getty Images)

6 years after trial Arsenal in negotiations for talented midfielder

Six years after the Norwegian midfielder opted for Real Madrid following a trial with Arsenal, Arsenal are back for Martin Ødegaard
BARCELONA, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 27: Neto of FC Barcelona looks on during the La Liga Santander match between FC Barcelona and Villarreal CF at Camp Nou on September 27, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Barcelona player’s agent changes the game for Arsenal

Arsenal are being linked with a move for Barcelona's Neto whom Ronald Koeman says has put in a transfer request, so what's going on?
LONDON, ENGLAND: David Luiz of Arsenal is embraced by Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal as he is substituted off following an injury during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on October 25, 2020. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

The Premier League is not a fair competition

In an overdue move, the Premier League are planning to bring in concussion substitutes, perhaps from as early next week in what will be another rule change in the middle of a competition.