Lee Hurley

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Lee Hurley has been a professional writer for nearly 30 years and established LadyArse.com, DailyCannon’s former inception, in 2008. He has been an Arsenal supporter since 1987 and has written for The Guardian, Vice, Huck, Paddy Power, The Mirror, Metro and the Gooner Fanzine amongst many others and also co-owns TransWrites.world.
Germany's midfielder Mesut Ozil (L) and Germany's defender Per Mertesacker celebrate after their team won the 2014 FIFA World Cup final football match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on July 13, 2014. AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ

Arsenal director backs England for Euro 2024 glory

Arsenal director Per Mertesacker backs England for Euro 2024 glory, while highlighting the potential of Arsenal's 11 stars participating in the tournament.
England's midfielder #04 Declan Rice reacts to their defeat on the pitch after the International friendly football match between England and Iceland at Wembley Stadium in London on June 7, 2024. Iceland won the game 1-0. (Photo by HENRY NICHOLLS/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal star reacts to England’s surprise defeat to Iceland

Arsenal's Declan Rice calls for improvement from England after a disappointing 1-0 loss to Iceland in a pre-Euro 2024 friendly at Wembley.
Arsenal's French defender William Saliba celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA Europa League last 16 first leg football match between Sporting CP and Arsenal at Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon on March 9, 2023. (Photo by FILIPE AMORIM/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal star explains ‘very big turning point’ after tough start to Arsenal career

William Saliba credits his loan spell at Marseille as a turning point in his career, propelling him to Arsenal stardom and a spot in France's Euro squad.
Argentina's midfielder Rodrigo De Paul (L) and Brazil's forward Gabriel Martinelli fight for the ball during the 2026 FIFA World Cup South American qualification football match between Brazil and Argentina at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on November 21, 2023. (Photo by CARL DE SOUZA/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal forward explains his favourite position

Arsenal's Gabriel Martinelli expresses his preference for playing on the left wing for Brazil but shows willingness to adapt to other positions for the team's success.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 11: General view outside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Brentford FC at Emirates Stadium on February 11, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s squad value drops but still 2nd highest in world

Premier League squad values fluctuate, with Arsenal and Manchester United experiencing significant drops. Despite this, the Premier League remains the most valuable football league globally.
BRENTFORD, ENGLAND: Emile Smith Rowe of Arsenal warms up prior to the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Brentford and Arsenal at Gtech Community Stadium on September 27, 2023. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal fan favourite targeted by cheeky Luton move

Arsenal midfielder Emile Smith Rowe is a target for both Luton Town and Fulham. Will he stay at Arsenal or seek regular playing time elsewhere?
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 15: Manuela Zinsberger of Arsenal reacts after the Barclays FA Women's Super League match between Arsenal Women and Chelsea Women at Meadow Park on November 15, 2020 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsenal goalkeeper leaves international camp for personal reasons

Arsenal goalkeeper Manuela Zinsberger has left the Austrian national team camp to be with her wife, who is expecting their first child.
Arsenal's French defender William Saliba (L) celebrates with Arsenal's English midfielder Bukayo Saka (R) after the final whistle of the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in London on November 6, 2022.(Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal players: Values and contract status

Arsenal's squad value drops by €63m, but still remains the second highest globally. Find out which players saw their value drop and who remains a top earner.
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - MAY 31: Alessia Russo of England chases the ball during the UEFA Women's EURO 2025 qualifying match between England and France at St James' Park on May 31, 2024 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Arsenal forward challenges England to raise their standards

Arsenal's Alessia Russo calls on England to maintain high standards after a crucial win against France in their Euro 2025 qualifier.
Arsenal's Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla (L) and Spanish midfielder Mikel Arteta (R) attend training for the forthcoming UEFA Champions League group B football match against FC Schalke 04 at Arsenal's training ground, London Colney, North London, England on October 23, 2012. (Photo credit GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Santi Cazorla confirms Arsenal return option after Arteta discussion

Arsenal legend Santi Cazorla confirms talks with Mikel Arteta about a potential return to the club after his retirement, fuelling speculation among fans.
DORTMUND, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 12: William Saliba of France runs with the ball during the international friendly match between Germany and France at Signal Iduna Park on September 12, 2023 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s star rates himself against Premier League’s best

Arsenal's William Saliba believes he's among the Premier League's top 3 defenders, as he aims to replicate his club form for France at Euro 2024 despite past struggles.
England's striker #20 Harry Kane (L), England's midfielder #16 Declan Rice (2L), England's midfielder #18 Jack Grealish (2R) and England's midfielder #19 James Maddison warm up on the side of the pitch during the International friendly football match between England and Bosnia-Herzegovina at St James' Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north east England on June 3, 2024. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Declan Rice ‘gutted’ Tottenham and Manchester City men dumped by England

Arsenal's Declan Rice reacts to England Euro 2024 squad exclusions, expressing disappointment for friends James Maddison and Jack Grealish, and praising young talent Adam Wharton.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 28: Sky Sports pundit Roy Keane looks on prior to the Premier League match between Everton FC and AFC Bournemouth at Goodison Park on May 28, 2023 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Arsenal fan banned for 3 years

An Arsenal fan has been banned from football for 3 years and sentenced to community service for headbutting former Manchester United player Roy Keane.
Uruguay's midfielder Lucas Torreira gives a press confernce at Al Erssal in Doha on November 22, 2022 during the Qatar 2022 World Cup football tournament. (Photo by PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP via Getty Images)

Former Arsenal midfielder “sad” after international snub

Former Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira has expressed his disappointment at being left out of the Uruguay squad, despite a successful season at Galatasaray.
Monaco's Youssouf Fofana celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the French L1 football match between AS Monaco and Lille (LOSC) at the Louis II Stadium (Stade Louis II) in the Principality of Monaco on April 24, 2024. (Photo by VALERY HACHE/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal hold talks with €20m 25yo midfielder’s camp

Arsenal have reportedly held talks with AS Monaco midfielder Youssouf Fofana's camp over a potential summer move. The Gunners face competition from PSG, AC Milan, and others.
Leipzig's Benjamin Sesko reacts during the German first division Bundesliga football match between Eintracht Frankfurt and RB Leipzig in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany on May 18, 2024. (Photo by KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP via Getty Images)

Why do Arsenal want Benjamin Šeško?

Arsenal are reportedly leading the race to sign RB Leipzig striker Benjamin Šeško, but face competition from Chelsea. Find out why the Gunners are keen on the Slovenian forward.
Arsenal's Brazilian defender #06 Gabriel Magalhaes (C) celebrates with teammates at the end of during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, on April 28, 2024. Arsenal wins 3 - 2 against Tottenham Hotspur. (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)

I’d be at Corinthians tomorrow: Arsenal’s Gabriel makes surprising admission

Arsenal defender Gabriel Magalhaes has revealed his dream of playing for Corinthians, expressing a desire to join his boyhood club as soon as possible.
Arsenal's Polish defender #15 Jakub Kiwior celebrates at the end of during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, on April 28, 2024. Arsenal wins 3 - 2 against Tottenham Hotspur. (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)

AC Milan believe Arsenal 24yo is for sale

AC Milan are reportedly considering a move for Arsenal defender Jakub Kiwior, who is reportedly open to a return to Serie A in search of more playing time.
HULL, ENGLAND: Omari Hutchinson of Ipswich Town reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Ipswich Town at MKM Stadium on April 27, 2024. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Arsenal to profit, but not as much as Chelsea, from sale of former youngster

Chelsea are set to make a significant profit from the sale of former Arsenal academy product Omari Hutchinson, but thanks to a sell-on clause, the Gunners will also benefit.
Arsenal's Gabriel Magalhaes with his arm in a sling (Photo via Globo Esporte)

Gabriel Magalhaes injury update ahead of Copa America

Arsenal defender Gabriel Magalhaes is recovering from a shoulder dislocation, and his participation in the Copa America remains uncertain.
Viktor Tsygankov in a Girona FC jersey, holding up a lightsaber and smiling during a match.- Girona's Ukrainian forward #08 Viktor Tsygankov celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Spanish league football match between Girona FC and Granada FC at the Montilivi stadium in Girona on May 24, 2024. (Photo by MANAURE QUINTERO/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal make contact with 26yo Ukrainian winger’s reps

Arsenal are reportedly in contact with Girona winger Viktor Tsygankov's entourage over a potential summer move. Will the Ukrainian star join the Gunners?
Spain's forward #08 Mariona Caldentey celebrates after scoring her team's third goal during the UEFA Women's Nations League group A4 football match between Spain and Sweden, at La Rosaleda stadium in Malaga on December 5, 2023.(Photo by JORGE GUERRERO/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal still on track to sign 28yo Barcelona striker

Arsenal remain hopeful of signing Barcelona star Mariona Caldentey, despite the Catalan club's recent success.
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31: Caitlin Foord of Australia taken from the pitch by medical staff during the international friendly match between Australia Matildas and China PR at Adelaide Oval on May 31, 2024 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Sarah Reed/Getty Images)

Arsenal star picks up worrying injury on international duty

Arsenal and Matildas star Caitlin Foord sustains a hamstring injury, raising concerns over her availability for the upcoming Paris Olympics
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND: Albert Sambi Lokonga of Luton Town celebrates victory at full-time following the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Luton Town at Bramall Lane on December 26, 2023. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Arsenal duo in Bayern Munich’s sights as Kompany takes charge

New Bayern boss Vincent Kompany reportedly targets Arsenal duo Oleksandr Zinchenko and Albert Sambi Lokonga for summer transfer swoop.
Newcastle United's Brazilian midfielder #39 Bruno Guimaraes reacts to their third goal during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St James' Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north east England on April 13, 2024. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Did Zubimendi rejection pave the way for Arsenal’s Guimaraes pursuit?

Arsenal's pursuit of Martin Zubimendi ends as the midfielder opts to remain in Spain. Has this paved the way for a move for Newcastle's Bruno Guimaraes?
Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta looks on during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium in London on April 23, 2024. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal boss fears mental health toll of packed fixture list

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has sounded the alarm on the potential for player burnout and mental health problems caused by the relentless football schedule. Speaking...
BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 20: Martin Zubimendi of Real Sociedad looks on during the LaLiga Santander match between FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad at Spotify Camp Nou on May 20, 2023 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Arsenal make decision on €60m Martin Zubimendi move

Arsenal have ended their pursuit of Real Sociedad midfielder Martin Zubimendi, who prefers a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid or Barcelona.
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - APRIL 13: Newcastle United player Bruno Guimaraes sprays his face with water before the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St. James Park on April 13, 2024 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

How long do Arsenal have to trigger Bruno Guimaraes’s £100m release clause?

Arsenal are reportedly interested in Newcastle United's Bruno Guimaraes, but they face a race against time to activate his £100m release clause.
CRAWLEY, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 19: Frida Maanum of Arsenal celebrates after scoring the team's third goal during the Barclays Women´s Super League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal FC at Broadfield Stadium on November 19, 2023 in Crawley, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

“It’s been tough”: Arsenal star reflects on heart scare

Arsenal midfielder Frida Maanum breaks silence on her collapse during the League Cup final, discussing her recovery and new outlook on life.
Leipzig's Benjamin Sesko reacts during the German first division Bundesliga football match between Eintracht Frankfurt and RB Leipzig in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany on May 18, 2024. (Photo by KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP via Getty Images)

21yo striker favours Arsenal move instead of Chelsea or Manchester United

Arsenal are leading the race to sign RB Leipzig striker Benjamin Sesko, who has expressed his preference for a move to the Emirates Stadium.
BILBAO, SPAIN: Nico Williams of Athletic Bilbao celebrates scoring the 2nd goal during the Copa del Rey Semifinal match between Athletic Club Bilbao and Atletico de Madrid at San Mames Stadium on February 29, 2024. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

Arsenal to trigger 21yo winger’s €50m release clause

Arsenal are reportedly ready to activate Nico Williams' €50m release clause, making the Athletic Bilbao winger a top target for the summer transfer window.
BOLOGNA, ITALY - JANUARY 05: Joshua Zirkzee of Bologna FC looks on during the Serie A TIM match between Bologna FC and Genoa CFC at Stadio Renato Dall'Ara on January 05, 2024 in Bologna, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

Striker’s agent pushes for Arsenal move, lucrative deal on the table

Arsenal are leading the race for Bologna striker Joshua Zirkzee, with his agent Kia Joorabchian pushing for a move to the Emirates.
Spain's forward #08 Mariona Caldentey celebrates after scoring her team's third goal during the UEFA Women's Nations League group A4 football match between Spain and Sweden, at La Rosaleda stadium in Malaga on December 5, 2023.(Photo by JORGE GUERRERO/AFP via Getty Images)

Caldentey drops exit hint: Arsenal move on the cards for Barcelona forward

Barcelona star Mariona Caldentey hints at departure, fuelling rumours of a potential move to Arsenal. Will the Gunners secure the Champions League hero's signature?
MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 31: Gabriel Paulista of Atletico Madrid looks on from the substitute bench prior to the LaLiga EA Sports match between Atletico Madrid and Rayo Vallecano at Civitas Metropolitano Stadium on January 31, 2024 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

Former Arsenal star wants return to former club amid uncertain future

Former Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista, currently a free agent after a brief spell at Atletico Madrid, hints at a potential return to Valencia.
A general view outside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium on February 16, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

Arsenal leads race for Hajduk Split’s midfield maestro Pukstas

Arsenal renews interest in American midfield prospect Rokas Pukstas. The Hajduk Split starlet's impressive performances have caught the eye of Premier League clubs.
Mikel Arteta receiving his award at the Globe Soccer Awards from Cesc Fabregas (Photo via Globe Soccer Awards on Twitter)

Mikel Arteta set for massive pay rise in new Arsenal deal

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is set for a significant pay rise in a new contract, potentially placing him among the highest-paid Premier League managers.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal pre-match during the 2021/22 Pre Season Friendly Mind series tournament match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on 8 August 2021. Copyright: Andy Rowland

Depression “started a little before I was fired from Arsenal” Aubameyang admits

Former Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reveals his struggle with depression and alcohol after leaving the club, highlighting the mental health challenges faced by footballers.
Arsenal's German midfielder #29 Kai Havertz (3rdL) and Arsenal's Norwegian midfielder #08 Martin Odegaard (3rdR) celebrate their team victory in the English Premier League football match between Bournemouth and Arsenal at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth, southern England on September 30, 2023. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal stars holiday together as bromance flourishes

Arsenal stars Kai Havertz and Martin Odegaard share a post-season holiday, showcasing their close bond after a challenging Premier League campaign.
Arsenal's French Midfielder Mathieu Flamini (R) Spanish Midfielder Cesc Fabregas after their Premier League match against Everton at the Emirates Stadium, North London, England, on May 4, 2008.(Photo credit rad GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Ex-Arsenal star’s shocking mercury discovery sparked massive change

Ex-Arsenal star Mathieu Flamini reveals extreme vegan diet, high mercury levels during his time at the club, and his journey to becoming a biochemical entrepreneur.
ROME, ITALY: Justin Bijlow of Feyenoord gestures during the UEFA Europa League Quarterfinal Second Leg match between AS Roma and Feyenoord at Stadio Olimpico on April 20, 2023. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)

Bijlow admits Arsenal interest but Liverpool lead race for Feyenoord keeper

Feyenoord goalkeeper Justin Bijlow confirms interest from Arsenal and Liverpool, fueling speculation about a potential Premier League move.