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.

Wenger reveals the key to Gabriel’s signing

Arsene Wenger has explained what convinced him to buy Gabriel from Villarreal and what the Arsenal fans can expect from their new centreback.

Arsenal's new number five and what he has to live up to

Arsenal have handed their new boy, Gabriel, the number five shirt. We take a look at the last four players to wear that shirt.

Why Arsenal and Aston Villa should both worry about Sunday’s referee

Anthony Taylor will take charge of Arsenal v Aston Villa at the Emirates on Sunday. His track record is not a good one.

Injury Update - Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain 30th January 2015

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will miss out on Arsenal's game against Aston Villa, while Alexis Sanchez will be rested. There could, however, be a surprise inclusion in the squad.

Arsenal close to another new deal

Out of contract in the summer, Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Francis Coquelin is close to agreeing a new deal, but what about the others who are free to leave in the summer?

Jack Wilshere return date given

Jack Wilshere has been out since November last year with an ankle injury. Arsene Wenger has given the latest update as the player recovers.

Danny Welbeck to return for Tottenham game

Danny Welbeck hasn't played since the end of December but he is set to make his return against Tottenham at White Hart Lane.

Proof Alexis Sanchez is human after all

Alexis Sanchez is a doubt for the game against Aston Villa with a minor injury. Find out more here.

Arsenal renew second contract

As Arsenal announced the arrival of Gabriel on a permanent deal, they also slipped in some Joel Campbell news. Leaving to join Villarreal on loan...

Thierry Henry and Freddie Ljungberg set for Welsh coach trip

Thierry Henry will start his coaching badges in Wales, accompanied by his former teammate, Freddie Ljungberg.

Arsenal’s FA Cup tie against Middlesbrough to be shown on TV

Arsenal's fifth round tie in the FA Cup against Middlesbrough has been selected for TV with the date and time for the fixture now confirmed.

Arsenal captain signs new deal

Arsenal have a greed a contract extension with their skipper, Mikel Arteta.

Young guns out of UEFA Youth League

Arsenal's u19's were knocked out of the UEFA Youth League on Tuesday night after conceding within the first 30 seconds of the game. Find out more here.

Gabriel medical passed, number 5 shirt awaits him

He's got his work permit, Arsenal have paid the fee and shipped Joel Campbell off. Now, with his medical complete, Gabriel is almost an Arsenal player.

Arsenal ready for third January signing – report

Arsenal have two in the bag already, but are they about to land a third?

Fitness update – Krystian Bielik 27th January 2015

Krystian Bielik has been working hard since arriving from Legia Warsaw and has spoken about his first impressions and when he is likely to make an appearance.

Atletico Madrid wary of Arsenal midfielder

Ahead of Arsenal's UEFA Youth League game against Atletico Madrid, the Spanish press are concerned about what Dan Crowley can deliver on the pitch.

Arsenal youth roundup + loan watch

Catch up with all of Arsenal's players who are currently out on loan as well as the news from the youth team and reserves for the past week.

Arsenal drawn against Middlesbrough in the FA Cup

The FA Cup draw for the fifth round took place on Monday. Find out more here.

Work permit done, only one more hurdle before Gabriel signs for Arsenal

Arsenal have been granted a work permit which means they can sign Gabriel Paulista, leaving only one more hurdle to overcome.

The man in the middle – Brighton 2 Arsenal 3 referee review

We take a look at how Michael Oliver and his assistants got on during Arsenal's FA Cup win at the AMEX against Brighton.

Neville claims he was joking about ‘two-footing’ Tomas Rosicky

An average player, an average pundit and now, apparently, a less-than-average 'joke' teller, Phil Neville backtracks on his comments that he would 'smash' Tomas Rosicky.

Video – Arsene Wenger post-Brighton reaction + confirming Gabriel

Watch Arsene Wenger talk about the win at Brighton and give the latest update on the imminent arrival of Gabriel Paulista.

Walcott – We can beat anyone

Arsenal have a great chance to retain the FA Cup and write Arsene Wenger into history, and given the current mood, who would bet against them?

Brighton 2 Arsenal 3 – Gunners give themselves a scare

If it was easy, it wouldn’t be Arsenal, right? The fact was, for the best part 60 minutes of this FA Cup fourth round game...

Wenger confirms Gabriel, expects deal done Monday, work permit ‘alright’

Arsene Wenger has spoken about the deal to bring Paulista to Arsenal and the situation with the Brazilian's work permit.

Result – Brighton 2 Arsenal 3

Arsenal travelled to Brighton for their Fourth Round FA Cup tie knowing a win would see them progress while the majority of the big boys stumbled.

Campbell ‘very happy’ to join Villarreal – with video

Joel Campbell has been shipped out on loan again and the Costa Rican gave an interview about the move.

OFFICIAL – Arsenal sign Gabriel ‘in principle’, Campbell goes on loan

Arsenal have signed Brazilian centreback Gabriel Paulista after meeting his release clause and allowing Joel Campbell to join them on loan.

West Ham have not enquired about signing Jenkinson on a permanent deal

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has spoken out about rumours he is about to land Arsenal's Carl Jenkinson on a permanent deal. Earlier this week it...

Brighton v Arsenal – predicted lineup

Arsenal travel to the seaside on Sunday for their FA Cup fourth round tie against Brighton. Going into the game with only a few injury...

Gabriel left out of Villareal squad as Arsenal move gets closer

Gabriel Paulista appears to be closing in on a move to Arsenal. Letting slip at the Diamond Club Q&A that the deal was ‘virtually done,’...

Brighton ready to get dirty against Arsenal

We all know this story. A team who can’t hope to match Arsenal playing football admits they will have to ‘get amongst them’ and, the...

Fitness update – Mesut Ozil 24th January 2015

Set to start against Brighton on Sunday in the FA Cup, Arsene Wenger has been speaking about how hard Mesut Ozil has worked to...

Arsenal try to raid Real Madrid, player doesn’t want to leave

Arsenal have apparently submitted a bid for Real Madrid's defensive midfielder Asier Illarramendi. The offer, which was reported in Spain by Marca, proposed that the midfielder...

Fitness update – Krystian Bielik

Arsene Wenger has revealed that new boy, Krystian Bielik, will not feature for Arsenal for at least three weeks. The Pole, who was originally supposed...

The man in the middle – Brighton v Arsenal

I guess the biggest compliment I can pay Michael Oliver is that when I hear his name I don’t immediately want to smash things. That’s...

Podolski complains about time on Arsenal bench

Something happens to a footballer when they leave England. They find themselves more open and able to criticse things they don’t like. Lukas Podolski has been...

Wenger reveals he would have had to sell to buy Cesc Fabregas

It has been a sore point all season, the arrival of Cesc Fabregas in London with Chelsea and not Arsenal. Hard enough to take in...

Injury update – Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 22nd January 2015

Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain is a doubt for Sunday’s game against Brighton in the FA Cup. The midfielder is suffering from another groin problem, this time inflammation,...