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.
Arsenal money

Arsenal’s value grows 23% despite terrible on-pitch decline

Arsenal have placed 38th in Forbes' latest list of the world's most valuable sports clubs with a value of $2.8billion (£1.98billion), representing a 23% rise.
LE HAVRE, FRANCE - JUNE 14: Former England player Alex Scott speaks with presenter Gabby Logan prior to the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France group D match between England and Argentina at on June 14, 2019 in Le Havre, France. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Alex Scott named new host of BBC's Football Focus

Alex Scott has been announced as the new host of Football Focus, much to the annoyance of Gammon everywhere
Malin Gut 21 Arsenal during the Vitality Womens FA Cup game between Arsenal v Gilligham at Meadow Park, London, England. The Vitaly Womens FA Cup - Arsenal v Gilligham

Arsenal confirm ACL injury and surgery for midfielder

Arsenal have confirmed that midfielder Malin Gut will undergo surgery for a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament but why do women suffer them more than men?
Arsenal's Brazilian defender David Luiz waits for a red card decision during the English Premier League football match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal at the Molineux stadium in Wolverhampton, central England on February 2, 2021. (Photo by Shaun Botterill / POOL / AFP)

Culture concern at Arsenal why David Luiz won’t renew deal

David Luiz will leave Arsenal this summer because of concerns regarding the culture and direction of the club.
Arsenal Tour Squad for the USA, pre-season 2019

Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham in talks over 3-team pre-season Charity tournament

Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are in talks over competing in a pre-season tournament that would see most of the money raised dished out to various charities
Mesut Ozil (L) and Enner Valencia of Fenerbahce during the Turkish Super league football match between Fenerbahce and BB Erzurumspor at Ulker Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey on May 03 , 2021

Mesut Ozil gets first assist in 321 days and it’s delightful

Mesut Ozil's life in Turkey did not get off to the best start but with the season coming to a close, he has finally grabbed his first assist since his last game in an Arsenal shirt.
AUGSBURG, GERMANY: Herthas Dodi Lukebakio (v) und Matteo Guendouzi celebrate during the Bundesliga match between FC Augsburg and Hertha BSC at WWK-Arena on November 7, 2020. (Photo by Stefan Puchner - Pool/Getty Images)

Matteo Guendouzi becomes a father

Currently sidelined with a broken metatarsal, Matteo Guendouzi couldn't have timed his injury any better as he now has lots of free time to spend with his new daughter.
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)

Manchester United interest in Ainsley Maitland-Niles should be wake-up call to Arsenal

Manchester United and Everton are reportedly interested in signing Ainsley Maitland-Niles but they want the 23-year-old to play as a right-back which probably won't please him.
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

Juventus warned of Serie A expulsion over Super League plans

Juventus have been told they will be thrown out of Serie A if they continue to insist on being part of the European Super League which is still clinging on to life.
Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion - Premier League - Emirates Stadium during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday May 9, 2021. Copyright: Richard Heathcote

Where do Arsenal go from here?

On this week's Daily Cannon podcast, we discuss the fallout from Arsenal's disastrous 2-1 aggregate defeat to Villarreal and how the victory over West Brom left more questions than answers
Hibernian FC 20/04/2021 Training and Press Matt Macey 33 of Hibernian FC during the training session for Hibernian FC at Hibernian Training Centre, Ormiston, Scotland on 20 April 2021, ahead of the SPFL Premiership match with Livingston FC. Editorial use only Copyright: Malcolm Mackenzie

Matt Macey after leaving Arsenal – How is it going?

Matt Macey left Arsenal in January to sign for Hibs, so how has he been getting on?
Arsenal's former German midfielder Mesut Ozil attends the signing cerenomy of his new contract with the Turkish football club Fenerbahce at the Divan Faruk Ilgaz facilities on January 27, 2021 in Istanbul. - Ozil joins Fenerbahce on a three-and-a-half year deal after last playing for the Gunners in March, both clubs announced on January 24. (Photo by Ozan KOSE / AFP)

Bild & Bartley Arsenal digs, Ozil on Smith Rowe, Alex Song, business man

Bild and Kyle Bartley stick the knife into Arsenal while Mesut Ozil gives his opinion on Smith Rowe replacing him and Alex Song ventures into business
Unai Simon of Athletic Club warms up before the Spanish league, La Liga Santander, football match played between Athletic Club and Atletico de Madrid at San Mames stadium on April 25, 2021 in Bilbao, Spain. Soccer: La Liga - Athletic Club v Atletico de Madrid, Bilbao, Vizcaya, Spain - 25 Apr 2021 Soccer: La Liga - Athletic Club v Atletico de Madrid, Bilbao, Vizcaya, Spain - 25 Apr 2021 Copyright: Inigo Larreina/Shutterstock

Arsenal identify 23yo Athletic Club goalkeeper Unai Simon as possible future #1

Arsenal are reportedly considering a move for Athletico Bilbao's goalkeeper, Unai Simon as La Razon claim that Mikel Arteta isn't best pleased with Bernd Leno.
ESP: Cadiz CF-Real Betis. La Liga Santander. Guido Rodriguez of Real Betis during the La Liga match between Cadiz CF and Real Betis played at Ramon de Carranza Stadium on February 28, 2021 in Cadiz, Spain. kpng Copyright: PRESSINPHOTO

River Plate want to help Arsenal sign Guido Rodriguez from Real Betis

River Plate want to help Arsenal to sign Guido Rodriguez from Real Betis this summer, find out why here.
Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion - Premier League - Emirates Stadium Arsenal s Willian celebrates scoring their side s third goal of the game during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday May 9, 2021. Copyright: Richard Heathcote

Arteta calls on Smith Rowe to do more as he praises Willian

Mikel Arteta has called on Emile Smith Rowe to do more while defending Willian despite the latter having a terrible season.
Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion - Premier League - Emirates Stadium Arsenal s Emile Smith Rowe celebrates scoring their side s first goal of the game during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday May 9, 2021. Copyright: Frank Augstein

Emile Smith Rowe injury update: Arsenal hope it’s nothing major

Emile Smith Rowe was substituted against West Brom on Sunday so what's the latest on his fitness?
Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League - Emirates Stadium Arsenal s Alexandre Lacazette before the Premier League match at Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday March 14, 2021. Copyright: Julian Finney

Arsenal change their mind about Alexandre Lacazette

Arsenal have reportedly changed their mind about getting rid of Alexandre Lacazette and will open talks with the striker over signing a new deal.

Mat Ryan: Leno and I are world class

Mat Ryan has claimed that both he and Bernd Leno are 'world class' goalkeepers.
Daniel Ek

Arsenal takeover: Europa embarrassment won’t stop bid

Daniel Ek still wants to buy Arsenal despite them flopping out of the Europa League against Villarreal this week.
Manchester United, ManU fan protest - Old Trafford Fans holds up a banner as they protest against the Glazer family, owners of Manchester United, before their Premier League match against Liverpool at Old Trafford, Manchester. Issue date: Sunday May 2, 2021. Copyright: Barrington Coombs

£200m Manchester United blow serves as warning to Arsenal

Manchester United have lost a 10-year, £200m sponsorship deal in the wake of their fans' anti-Glazers protest and Arsenal need to be careful they don't start losing deals, too.
Arsenal's Brazilian midfielder Denilson (L) celebrates scoring the opening goal with Danish striker Nicklas Bendtner (2nd L) during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and West Ham United at the Emirates stadium, north London on March 20, 2010. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK

Whatever happened to Denilson?

Arsene Wenger once said that he didn't want to 'kill' Denilson by buying a big-name midfielder, but the king of the sideways pass never made it at Arsenal, so where is he now?
Arsenal money

Arsenal to repay taxpayers’ loan as Tottenham roll theirs over

Arsenal are expected to repay the loan they took out from the government in full this month while Tottenham have opted to roll their repayments over for a year.
European Super League money

Arsenal fined £7m by UEFA for Super League nonsense

Arsenal and the other clubs involved have reportedly been fined £7m by UEFA for their part in attempting to breakaway to form a European Super League.
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Arsenal reportedly make €9m offer for £22m PSG 24yo

According to reports in France, Arsenal have submitted an offer of €9m for Thilo Kehrer who is seemingly valued at around £22m.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19: Dani Ceballos of Arsenal looks dejected following his sides defeat in the Premier League match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park on December 19, 2020 in Liverpool, England. A limited number of fans (2000) are welcomed back to stadiums to watch elite football across England. This was following easing of restrictions on spectators in tiers one and two areas only. (Photo by Peter Powell -

Real Madrid set €25m-€30m price for midfielder at Arsenal who wants out

Real Madrid believe they can get between €25m and €30m for their midfielder at Arsenal which will no doubt make quite a lot of fans laugh their arses off.
Disappointment FC Schalke 04 Shkodran Mustafi

Badly: How is Shkodran Mustafi doing since he left Arsenal?

If Shkodran Mustafi thought life was tough at Arsenal, he learned things could get much worse at Schalke
Corentin Tolisso Bayern Muenchen beim Lauftraining GER, Training FC Bayern Muenchen, Fussball, 1.Bundesliga, Saison Copyright: EIBNER/Marcel Engelbrecht EP_EER

Bayern Munich midfielder who dreams of Arsenal move will cost €20m

Corentin Tolisso, who has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal and has dreamed of playing for them, is back in the transfer mix.
Newcastle United v Arsenal - Premier League - St James Park Arsenal s Mohamed Elneny right celebrates scoring their side s first goal of the game during the Premier League match at St James Park, Newcastle upon Tyne. Issue date: Sunday May 2, 2021. Copyright: Molly Darlington

Do Arsenal need a heart transplant & will Wojciech Szczesny return?

Stephen Bradley is joined by Lana Dawood to discuss Arsenal's upcoming second-leg clash with Villarreal and whether Gabriel Martinelli deserves to be dropped after...
Newcastle United v Arsenal - Premier League - St James Park Arsenal s Granit Xhaka warming up before the Premier League match at St James Park, Newcastle upon Tyne. Issue date: Sunday May 2, 2021.Copyright: Lindsey Parnaby

Anti-Arsenal Sky Sports commentary hits new low

As Arsenal brushed Newcastle to the side, the main thing most people seemed to be talking about was the incredible commentary of Don Goodman.
Zech Medley celebrating his first goal for Kilmarnock (Photo via Medley on Twitter)

Arsenal youngster eyed for Netherlands move as Rangers land KVO star

Arsenal youngster, Zech Medley, could be on his way from Kilmarnock to join KV Oostende in the Netherlands as Fashion Sakala gets set to head the other way to join Rangers in the SPL.
Newcastle United v Arsenal - Premier League - St James Park Arsenal s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang right scores their side s second goal of the game during the Premier League match at St James Park, Newcastle upon Tyne. Issue date: Sunday May 2, 2021. Copyright: Stu Forster

Arsenal Women Champions League return 99.9% sealed as Newcastle brushed aside

It's been a mixed bag of a week for the Arsenal men and youth but Arsenal women had a week to remember.
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)

Arsenal ARE up for sale despite Kroenke’s denial

Arsenal are for sale and Stan Kroenke quoted a price of £1.7 billion just two years ago despite his insistence that they are not looking to sell.
Joe Willock of Newcastle United celebrates with Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce after scoring in added time to level the score at 1-1 ActionPlus David Blunsden

Joe Willock could still have Arsenal future

Newcastle United would like to keep Joe Willock but it looks like his price will be prohibitive, even if Mikel Arteta wants to sell him, which is not a certainty.
Mesut Ozil of Fenerbahce and Fedor Kudryashov of Antalyaspor during the Turkish Super League football match between Fenerbahce and Antalyaspor at Ulker Stadium in Istanbul , Turkey on March 04 , 2021.

Mesut Ozil returns to play

Mesut Ozil returned to playing with Fenerbahce after rupturing his ankle ligaments at the start of March.
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Arsenal midfielder 'proud' to sign for Wolfsburg

Jill Roord has become the first departure ahead of what looks to be a busy summer for all teams at Arsenal as her move to Wolfsburg is announced.
April 29, 2021, Villarreal, Spain: Artur Soares Dias referee and Etienne Capoue, Pau Francisco Torres, Dani Parejo of Villarreal CF and Daniel Ceballos Fernandez, Granit Xhaka of Arsenal FC react during the UEFA Europa League Semi Final First Leg football match between Villarreal and Arsenal at Estadio de la Ceramica. Villarreal Spain Copyright: Xisco Navarro

How Mikel Arteta failed to succeed as Unai Emery shows why he was sacked

Focusing on Mikel Arteta's decision to pick no striker in his starting XI, and how it failed to succeed, Stephen Bradley reviews what went wrong for Arsenal vs Villarreal
Vinai Venkatesham

Arsenal CEO resigns from Club Strategic Advisory Group

Arsenal CEO Vinai Venkatesham has stepped down from his role on the Premier League's Club Strategic Advisory Group as requested
Daniel Ek

Daniel Ek believes this is his best chance to buy Arsenal

Daniel Ek has spent a lot of Wednesday talking about his intentions to buy Arsenal, despite Stan Kroenke saying the club isn't for sale.
Daniel Ek

I hope they hear me out: Daniel Ek gives update on Arsenal takeover

Daniel Ek has been speaking on CNBC and has given an update on the status of his bid to takeover Arsenal.