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.
Future Arsenal teammates? Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Willian (L) vies with Lille's Brazilian defender Gabriel dos Santos Magalhaes during the UEFA Champion's League Group H football match between Chelsea and Lille at Stamford Bridge in London on December 10, 2019. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)

More reports Gabriel will join Arsenal

Gabriel Magalhaes will become a new Arsenal player with L'Equipe now one a list of publications reporting the 22-year-old will join Arsenal.
Tim Akinola with Huddersfield Town (Photo via Akinola on Instagram)

Arsenal sign 19yo central midfielder

Arsenal have announced the signing of Tim Akinola, a 19-year-old who was recently released, so where does he fit?
Lille's Brazilian defender Gabriel dos Santos Magalhaes (L) fights for the ball with Rennes' Senegalese forward Mbaye Niang (R)during the French L1 Football match between Rennes (SRFC) and Lille (LOSC), on September 22, 2019, at the Roazhon Park, in Rennes, northwestern France. (Photo by JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER / AFP)

Arsenal and Gabriel agree 5-year contract

Gabriel Magahlaes has accepted Arsenal's offer of a 5-year contract and has been asking Jose Fonte what the Premier League is like
Gabriel dos Santos Magalhaes of Losc Lille during the during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Valencia CF and Losc Lille at Estadio de Mestalla on November 5, 2019 in Valencia, Spain (Photo by Maria Jose Segovia/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Arsenal draw up 5-year contract for Gabriel, Napoli increase wage offer

Just when it looked like the Gabriel Magalhaes saga was about to come to a conclusion, reports in France have thrown it all wide open again with Napoli putting more money in front of the player.
Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger (L) and Everton's Dutch manager Ronald Koeman (R) watch from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north west England on October 22, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFF

Arsene Wenger doesn’t find management job he wants and doesn’t ask for it

Arsene Wenger has asked the Dutch national team if he can replace Ronald Koeman, who is destined for Barcelona.
Everton's Dutch manager Ronald Koeman (L) greets Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger ahead of the English Premier League football match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north west England on December 13, 2016. / AFP / Paul ELLIS

Arsene Wenger turns down Barcelona job, asks to replace Ronald Koeman

Arsene Wenger has reportedly held talks with Barcelona about taking over as head coach but has told the club no thanks.
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 21: Matteo Guendouzi of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Arsenal FC at Bramall Lane on October 21, 2019 in Sheffield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Unai Emery tables €30m bid for Matteo Guendouzi

Unai Emery may well be Matteo Guendouzi's biggest fan, but as the former Arsenal manager wants to bring the midfielder to Villarreal, the youngster might think he's bigger than the club thanks to Emery himself.
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 15: Kim Little of Arsenal celebrates after scoring her team's first goal during the FA Women's Continental League Cup Quarter Final match between Arsenal Women and Reading Women at Meadow Park on January 15, 2020 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Kim Little gives injury update ahead of PSG Champions League showdown

Arsenal women's captain, Kim Little, has given an update after surgery earlier this year to fix a foot problem and the 30-year-old can't wait to get back playing.

Raul Sanllehi left Barcelona for same reason he left Arsenal

Raul Sanllehi left Arsenal on Saturday with the club saying it was due to restructuring behind the scenes which is also why Sanllehi said he left Barcelona.
MUNICH, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 21: Philippe Coutinho of Bayern Muenchen looks on during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and SC Paderborn 07 at Allianz Arena on February 21, 2020 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Philippe Coutinho Arsenal shirt number: What could it be if he does sign?

Last summer it seemed fanciful that he could join the club but the Barca man could very well become an Arsenal player his summer, so what shirt number could Philippe Coutinho get if he does sign for Arsenal?
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 01: Reiss Nelson of Arsenal runs with the ball during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Norwich City at Emirates Stadium on July 01, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Reiss Nelson becomes number one target for Champions League side

Besiktas have reportedly stepped up their pursuit of Reiss Nelson according to media in Turkey with their board making him their top priority.
Raul Sanllehi and Edu

Raul Sanllehi releases statement about Arsenal departure

Raul Sanllehi has released a statement after he and Arsenal parted ways on Saturday explaining why he left the club.
Raul Sanllehi, Mikel Arteta, Edu and Vinai Venkatesham (Photo via Arsenal)

How does Raul Sanllehi’s ‘finest hour’ at Arsenal look now?

Raul Sanllehi has gone from Arsenal, his departure announced on a Saturday at high noon, so how does the summer 2019 window, after which he was hailed as a transfer whizz, look now?
Vlad Dragomir (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Former Arsenal midfielder relegated to Serie C with Perugia, will probably leave

Former Arsenal midfielder, Vlad Dragomir, was relegated to Serie C with Perugia after the lost 4-2 on penalties to Pescara on Friday night.
Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates scoring their second goal 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)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang now a midfielder according to Premier League fantasy football

The Premier League's Fantasy Football game has listed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, one of the most deadly strikers on the planet, as a midfielder ahead of the new season.
Raul Sanllehi and Edu

Raul Sanllehi had 1 goal at Arsenal and it cost him

Why did Raul Sanllehi leave Barcelona and join Arsenal? It's a question few cared to ask when he first arrived but many questions raised their head, most of them very uncomfortable.
Raul Sanllehi and Edu

Arsenal get rid of Raul Sanllehi

Arsenal have announced that Raul Sanllehi is no longer with the club and that Vinai Venkatesham will take over his position.
Lyon's French midfielder Houssem Aouar (L) celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Metz (FC Metz) and Lyon (OL) at Saint Symphorien stadium in Longeville-lès-Metz, eastern France, on February 21, 2020. (Photo by JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN / AFP)

Edu offers Matteo Guendouzi plus cash for Houssem Aouar

Arsenal have reportedly offered Matteo Guendouzi plus cash to Lyon in order to sign Houssem Aouar with Edu making the call himself.
COBHAM, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 24: Willian of Chelsea walks out ahead of a training session ahead of their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg match against Bayern Munich at Chelsea Training Ground on February 24, 2020 in Cobham, England. (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images)

Official: Willian joins Arteta’s Arsenal revolution

Arsenal have convinced Willian to reject all offers thrown at him and signed the Brazilian forward on a three-year deal.
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)

Arsenal furious at Mesut Ozil for telling the truth

Arsenal are reportedly furious at Mesut Ozil for speaking out about his situation at the club, turning once again to their pals in the media to help them drive him from the Emirates.
Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Willian arrives at Chelsea's Cobham training facility in Stoke D'Abernon, southwest of London on May 19, 2020 as training resumes for the first time since the Premier League was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

‘Free’ Arsenal transfer to cost £35m and comes with 4th year option

Thanks to his agent, Willian's wages will double at Arsenal and cost the club around £35m despite claims he was taking a paycut to sign.
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 16: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal on the bench during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Arsenal FC at St Mary's Stadium on December 16, 2018 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Mesut Ozil sends clear message to Arsenal fans

Mesut Ozil rarely speaks publicly so, when he does, his words tend to hit home that little bit harder and his latest interview, given to The Athletic, was no exception.
NAPLES, ITALY - APRIL 17: Mesut Ozil and Mohamed Elneny of Arsenal looks on during an Arsenal training session ahead of their UEFA Europa League quarter-final second leg match against SSC Napoli. At Stadio San Paolo on April 17, 2019 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Arsenal close to loan agreement for midfielder

Arsenal are reportedly close to finding an agreement with Trabzonspor over the signing of Mohamed Elneny on loan for next season.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 10: (L-R) Santi Cazorla, Mikel Arteta and Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal pose with the trophy after the FA Community Shield match between Manchester City and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on August 10, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Arsenal vs Liverpool Community Shield details confirmed as FA Cup money halved

The details for Arsenal v Liverpool at Wembley in the men's Community Shield to kick-off the 20/21 season have finally been confirmed as have the details for both the men's and women's 20/21 FA Cups.
Coquelin signs for Unai Emery and Villarreal

Unai Emery signs former Arsenal midfielder

Unai Emery has signed Francis Coquelin and Dani Parejo from Valencia in a deal said to be worth around €10m for both.
quincy promes

4 years later, Arsenal considering £25m Quincy Promes move

Arsenal are apparently interested in signing Quincy Promes from Ajax and the player would love to come to London and the Premier League.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 03: Dani Ceballos of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's fourth goal during the UEFA Europa League group F match between Arsenal FC and Standard Liege at Emirates Stadium on October 03, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arteta blow as Real Madrid want to keep Dani Ceballos

Arsenal seemed on track to secure another season of Dani Ceballos on loan but it's now being reported that Real Madrid want to keep the player for next season, but do they really?
TURIN, ITALY - JANUARY 19: Aaron Ramsey of Juventus FC looks on during the Serie A match between Juventus and Parma Calcio at Allianz Stadium on January 19, 2020 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Emmanuel Petit Aaron Ramsey comments not new and also wrong

Emmanuel Petit has seemingly hit out recently at rumours linking Aaron Ramsey with a return to Arsenal saying the midfielder 'wanted to leave' but none of it is what it seems.
Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Willian arrives at Chelsea's Cobham training facility in Stoke D'Abernon, southwest of London on May 19, 2020 as training resumes for the first time since the Premier League was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Willian Arsenal medical complete

According to the Evening Standard, Willian has completed his medical ahead of his move across London to join Arsenal.
Zak Swanson at MVV Maastricht (via MVV Maastricht)

Reverse alphabet: Arsenal confirm Zech and Zak deals, Willian next?

Arsenal have confirmed that Zak Swanson and Zech Medley have both left the club on loan as they start at the bottom of the alphabet and work up meaning a Willian announcement is probably not far off.
HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12: Emile Smith Rowe of Huddersfield Town dejectedly reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Huddersfield Town and Cardiff City at John Smith's Stadium on February 12, 2020, in Huddersfield, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Arteta wanted ‘exceptional talent’ back laments Dale Tempest

Proving himself an 'exceptional talent' on loan, Arteta wanted Smith Rowe back at Arsenal, much to Dale Tempest's disappointment.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 21: Willian of Chelsea looks up during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC at Stamford Bridge on January 21, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta specifically requested Arsenal sign Willian despite concerns

According to the Daily Telegraph, Mikel Arteta 'personally requested' Arsenal sign Willian despite his age in 'news' that sounds so like spin I'm a little dizzy.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: Emiliano Martinez of Arsenal is seen with a Always Forward on their back during the Heads Up FA Cup Final match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on August 01, 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 Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Emi Martinez gives Arsenal an ultimatum

Emi Martinez has made it perfectly clear to Arsenal that if he doesn't get more playing time next season, he's off.
Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Willian celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English FA Cup fifth round football match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in London on March 3, 2020. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)

Willian sends letter to Chelsea fans saying Goodbye

Willian has confirmed that he is leaving Chelsea and it seems like he is about to become an Arsenal player as he says goodbye to Chelsea fans in an open letter.
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 17: Rob Holding of Arsenal FC looks on during the Premier League 2 match between Arsenal FC U23s and Chelsea FC U23s at Meadow Park on February 17, 2020 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

Rob Holding seen as backup option for Leeds United

Leeds United are reportedly considering a move for Rob Holding if they can't complete a move for Ben White as they look to strengthen ahead of their return to the Premier League.
The aftermath of the Jamie Vardy kick on Shkodran Mustafi (Photo via Mustafi on Instagram)

Arsenal 28yo walking without crutches, club hoping to sell

Shkodran Mustafi is walking without the aid of crutches just in time to be sold this summer after an operation to reattach a tendon in his right leg to the bone.
Marseille's French midfielder Dimitri Payet (C) heads the ball to score next to Lille's French defender Adama Soumaoro (R) and Lille's Brazilian defender Gabriel dos Santos Magalhaes (L) during the French L1 football match between Olympique de Marseille and Lille LOSC at the Orange Velodrome stadium in Marseille, southeastern France, on November 2, 2019. (Photo by Christophe SIMON / AFP) (Photo by CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP via Getty Images)

Lille give Gabriel’s shirt number to 18yo amid Arsenal transfer talk

Gabriel Magalhaes has been left out of Lille's squad for their friendly on Saturday and the club have handed his number 4 shirt to an 18-year-old.
Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang holds the winner's trophy as the team celebrates victory after the English FA Cup final football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium in London, on August 1, 2020. - Arsenal won the match 2-1. (Photo by Catherine Ivill / POOL / AFP)

Arsenal name Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as Player of the Season

In news that will surprise no-one, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been named as Arsenal's Player of the Season.
Philippe Coutinho

Arsenal ask Barcelona to cover some of Philippe Coutinho’s wages

Arsenal have reportedly asked Barcelona to cover some of Philippe Coutinho's wages as they look to complete a loan deal for the player with an option to buy next summer.
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’s father: He’d be happy if he went to Arsenal

Thomas Partey's father Jacob has told a radio station in Ghana that his son would be 'happy if he went to Arsenal' amid speculation the midfielder will join this summer.