Lee Hurley

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.
AMSTERDAM Ajax technical director Marc Overmars during the Dutch Eredivisie match between Ajax Amsterdam and FC Emmen at the Johan Cruijff Arena on May 2, 2021 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands ANP MAURICE VAN STEEN Dutch Eredivisie 2020 2021 xVIxANPxSportx xxANPxIVx 430942719

Marc Overmars says he would choose Barcelona over Arsenal

With much talk around the futures of Mikel Arteta and Edu, names are starting to be linked with both jobs and, in Marc Overmars, there is a name at the top of one of the piles.
Folarin Balogun after signing his new long-term contract with Arsenal (Photo via Balogun on Twitter)

Folarin Balogun scores 2 as Arsenal u23s beat Manchester United

Folarin Balogun hit a brace for the u23s as they swept past Manchester United 3-1 on Saturday with a side captained by Eddie Nketiah.
Takehiro Tomiyasu A at the EPL match Arsenal v Norwich City, at the Emirates Stadium, London, UK on 11th September, 2021.

Arteta explains Tomiyasu and Sambi fitness problems

After Arsenal's win against Norwich, Mikel Arteta explained why he took Takehiro Tomiyasu off and what Albert Sambi Lokonga's problem was during the international break.
Aaron Ramsdale A celebrates the win at the EPL match Arsenal v Norwich City, at the Emirates Stadium, London, UK on 11th September, 2021.

Arteta throws down challenge to Aaron Ramsdale and Bernd Leno

Aaron Ramsdale got his Premier League debut for Arsenal against Norwich on Saturday and we could well see him take the number one shirt given what Mikel Arteta said after the game.
Mikel Arteta Arsenal head coach after a miss at the EPL match Arsenal v Norwich City, at the Emirates Stadium, London, UK on 11th September, 2021.

Mikel Arteta hails ‘best 10 to 15 days’ he’s ever had in football

After Arsenal's win over Norwich on Saturday to claim their first win of the season, Mikel Arteta called the last two weeks the 'best' of his footballing life.
Mikel Arteta Arsenal head coach after a miss at the EPL match Arsenal v Norwich City, at the Emirates Stadium, London, UK on 11th September, 2021.

2 standouts: Arsenal player ratings vs Norwich

Arsenal finally got a win and a goal on Saturday when they beat Norwich 1-0 at the Emirates, but how did the players rate?
Hector Bellerin at Real Betis

Mikel Arteta explains why Hector Bellerin wanted to leave

Hector Bellerin took his first steps away from Arsenal this summer when he left for Real Betis but why did he really want to leave Arsenal where he was adored?
LUTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 21: (L-R) Sead Kolasinac and Shkodran Mustafi of Arsenal at Luton Airport on October 21, 2020 in Luton, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal flop shirt number mess cleared up after La Liga refusal

Shkodran Mustafi's shirt debacle at Levante seems to have been sorted out with La Liga registering the player with his preferred number after refusing to do so.
Arsenal's Invincibles LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Arsenal's Patrick Vieira (L) and Thierry Henry celebrate after winning the Premiership title and defeating Leicsester City 15 May, 2004 at Highbury in London. Arsenal defeated Leicester City 2-1 and finish the season undefeated. AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)

He’s a different level: Patrick Vieira compares Harry Kane and Thierry Henry

Patrick Vieira thrashed Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday but before the game, the Arsenal legend was asked to compare Harry Kane with Thierry Henry, leaving no doubt about who he thought was a better player.
Belgium s Albert Sambi Lokonga pictured during a press moment of Belgian national soccer team Red Devils to prepare three qualification games for the 2022 World Cup, Monday 30 August 2021 in Tubize. Copyright VIRGINIE LEFOUR

Albert Sambi Lokonga Arsenal boost ahead of Norwich

Albert Sambi Lokonga did not make the Belgium squad for two of their three matches during this interlull because a 'discomfort' in training but he looks to have recovered in time to face Norwich.
Takehiro Tomiyasu Arsenal

New Arsenal signing cleared to play against Norwich City

Takehiro Tomiyasu is available for selection for Arsenal this weekend after the defender's work permit was granted.

Emile Smith Rowe Arsenal boost ahead of Norwich game

Emile Smith Rowe could be in line to feature for Arsenal against Norwich this weekend after the midfielder returned to training following his illness.
Klagenfurt, Austria, 8th August 2021. Martin Odegaard of Real Madrid reacts during the warm up prior to the Pre Season Friendly match at Worthersee Stadion, Klagenfurt. Picture credit should read: Jonathan Moscrop / Sportimage

New Arsenal signing targets winning Premier League

Martin Odegaard believes Arsenal will be challenging for the Premier League within a couple of years.
Thomas Partey modelling the new Arsenal third kit for 2021/22 (Photo via Arsenal.com)

5 return as Arsenal midfielder ruled out for Norwich game

Arsenal have delivered their latest team news update ahead of their game against Norwich this weekend.
Brentford v Arsenal - Premier League - Brentford Community Stadium Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta reacts after the final whistle during the Premier League match at the Brentford Community Stadium, London. Picture date: Friday August 13, 2021.

Mikel Arteta very clear on his Covid vaccination stance

Mikel Arteta believes players who don't get vaccinated are putting the club and team at risk because it is them who 'will pay the price'.
Vinai Venkatesham

Arsenal CEO welcomed back into ‘European Club Association family’

Vinai Venkatesham has been reappointed to the Executive Board of the European Club Association after his resignation earlier this year.
Vivianne Miedema, second from right, celebrates a goal during the UEFA Women s Champions League 2nd round match Slavia Praha vs Arsenal in Prague, Czech Republic, September 9, 2021. CTK Photo/Vit Simanek CTKPhoto

Watch: Arsenal striker scores 3 to bring up 100 goals in 110 games

Vivianne Miedema scored a hattrick against Slavia Prague on Thursday night, bringing up her ton as an Arsenal player and helping Arsenal into the group stages of the Champions League.
Arsenal-themed banners cover the empty seats ahead of the English FA Cup final football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium in London, on August 1, 2020. (Photo by Catherin

How many trophies have this Arsenal squad won?

Bacary Sagna recently hit out at Arsenal's squad, saying there was nobody in it with any experience of winning titles, so I thought I'd find out just how many titles and cups the Arsenal players have won throughout their careers.
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)

Mesut Ozil’s agent’s comments ignored as press claim he’s unhappy again

Some parts of the media seem to be gearing up to unsettle Mesut Ozil once again despite his agent saying the complete opposite of what they claim.
Mikel Arteta and Jack Wilshere

Mikel Arteta opens door for fan favourite training return

Mikel Arteta has told reporters that the Arsenal door is always open for Jack Wilshere who is struggling to find a new club.
Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte Arsenal decision as Gunners reject midfielder bid despite player agreement

There isn't much news around at the minute, in the meantime, here are all the smaller bits not worth putting in a post on their own.
Beth Mead and the Arsenal team celebrate after scoring during the Barclays FA Women's Super League match between Arsenal and Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium, London on Sunday 5th September 2021. Copyright: MI News

Arsenal's Wonder Women and more window gazing

This week, Matthew is joined by Paul to enjoy Arsenal Women's 3-2 win against title rivals Chelsea, and to asses the men's team transfer window.

Arsenal sign new partnership agreement

Arsenal have signed a new commercial agreement with Sokin to become the club's money transfer partner.
Mavropanos set to sign for Stuttagrt permanently (via Bild)

€3m: Arsenal loan agreement has obligation to buy and bargain price

Forgotten Arsenal man, Konstantinos Mavropanos looks like he will leave Arsenal permanently next summer as he becomes another player shipped out without really being given a chance by Mikel Arteta.
Newcastle United v Arsenal - Premier League - St James Park Arsenal s Mohamed Elneny 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: Stu Forster

Arsenal midfielder finds agreement with club for permanent exit but Arsenal say no

Mohamed Elneny has reportedly found an agreement with Galatasaray that would see the midfielder end his spell in London.
Shkodran Mustafi of Arsenal FC reacts during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg match between Arsenal FC and Olympiacos FC at Emirates Stadium on February 27, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

Arsenal's flop blocked from registering for new club

Shkodran Mustafi may have signed with Levante this summer but the former Arsenal man has been blocked from registering for them due to a number of errors with his squad number.
Swindon vs Arsenal via Arsenal Academy on Twitter

Arsenal u21s lose to Swindon in EFL Trophy

Arsenal's youngsters lost their first group game in the EFL Trophy on Tuesday night when they went down 2-1 against Swindon.
Thomas Partey in full training via Arsenal.com

Thomas Partey returns as Arsenal prepare for Norwich

Thomas Partey has returned to full training ahead of Arsenal's Premier League game this weekend against relegation rivals, Norwich City.
Fresque Geante de Lionel Messi pour celebrer sa venue au Paris Saint-Germain Football Club Football: Fresque de Lionel Messi- Ligue 1 - 03/09/2021 JonathanRebboah/Panoramic

Arsenal used as a warning to Barcelona as reality bites

Arsenal have been used as a warning to Barcelona about what can happen to a club when they start to decline.
Cedric Soares of Arsenal - Arsenal v Slavia Prague, UEFA Europa League, Quarter Final, First Leg, Football, Emirates Stadium, London, UK - 08 Apr 2021. Copyright: Javier Garcia / BPI / Shutterstock

Cedric makes disappointing Arsenal decision

Cedric has no plans to leave Arsenal to join a side in Turkey where the window is still open.
Arsenal's Brazilian midfielder Willian reacts during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium in London on September 19, 2020. (Photo by Will Oliver / POOL / AFP)

"My time at Arsenal was not good": former Arsenal man explains leaving this summer

Willian has told media in Brazil he wasn't happy at Arsenal which makes the feeling mutual.
25th August 2021 - The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, West Midlands, England EFL Cup Football, West Bromwich Albion versus Arsenal - Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates his goal. Photo: ActionPlus / Graham Wilson

Arsenal Carabao Cup date confirmed vs AFC Wimbledon

Arsenal's third round clash against AFC Wimbledon in the Carabao Cup kick-off date at time have been confirmed
Manchester, England, 28th August 2021. Granit Xhaka of Arsenal is shown a red card by referee Martin Atkinson during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Picture credit should read: Darren Staples / Sportimage

Granit Xhaka responds to Jose Mourinho’s vaccine advice

Jose Mourinho has told Granit Xhaka he should get the Covid vaccine and 'be safe' after the midfielder contracted Covid.
Kia Joorabchian

Kia Joorabchian launches attack on Arsenal after Willian’s failed spell

Kia Joorabchian, Edu's mate and the agent at the heart of some of the worst deals Arsenal have done recently, has hit out the club for their 'failed project' following Willian's contract termination.
David Luiz of Arsenal - Arsenal v Olympiakos, Europa League Round of 16, Emirates Stadium - 18/03/2021. Copyright: Matt Impey / Shutterstock

Serious or not? Serie A side questions Arsenal rejects' agent

David Luiz is still without a club after leaving Arsenal at the end of his contract and one club wasn't even sure if they should take his agent seriously or not.
ALKMAAR, 31-01-2021, AFAS Stadion, season 2020 / 2021, Dutch Eredivisie Football between AZ - Ajax. Andre Onana AZ - Ajax. Copyright: Imago Images

Ajax admit major Arsenal target likely to leave for free

Arsenal were heavily linked with a move for Ajax's Andre Onana and the player could be set for a free move that would suit Arsenal nicely.
Manchester, England, 28th August 2021. Granit Xhaka of Arsenal is shown a red card by referee Martin Atkinson during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Picture credit should read: Darren Staples / Sportimage

Arsenal don’t bother to make Granit Xhaka announcement

Arsenal have still not announced that Granit Xhaka has signed a new deal, despite being half out the door to Roma all summer, even though the player and owner have confirmed it.
Willian embraces his father after returning home

"It's great to be home": Arsenal flop cries as he's reunited with father

Willian has said it's 'great coming home' after he signed for Corinthians following his contract termination with Arsenal.
Serge Aurier of Spurs during the 2021/22 Pre Season Friendly Mind series tournament match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, White Hart Lane, England on 8 August 2021. Copyright: Andy Rowland

Released by Tottenham, Serge Aurier wants Arsenal move

Serge Aurier was released by Tottenham when his contract was cancelled by mutual consent and his agent is now hard at work trying to find him a new club and using Arsenal to help him do it.
Manchester, England, 28th August 2021. Granit Xhaka of Arsenal is shown a red card by referee Martin Atkinson during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Picture credit should read: Darren Staples / Sportimage

Granit Xhaka moans about Arsenal red card

Granit Xhaka believes he was 'brutally surprised' to be sent off for flying, two-footed, off the ground into a tackle against Manchester City.