Paul Williams

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It's a family affair... third generation Gooner, obsessed with Arsenal since the 80's. I've been writing about that obsession and, ever so occasionally, the team since 2004 in a variety of places, but have found a natural home here. As you will find out if you stick around long enough, I am a huge fan of Santi Cazorla. I'm extremely fond of cheese, Marmite, Pipers Salt n' Vinegar crisps, Pilsner Urquell, vodka tonics and absinthe. I am also hopelessly obsessed with Depeche Mode.

Wenger's decisiveness and four other things we noticed against Manchester United

Five things that really stood out as Arsenal defeated Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Are Arsenal really about to let another captain leave?

If chatter over the weekend is to be believed, then this season may be Mikel Arteta's last in an Arsenal shirt. Is that a good thing?

An Arsenal Love Affair

A few weeks ago, Helen Trantum wrote on this site about the perils of living with the enemy. As you may have read, she lives...

How Coquelin and Diaby's careers tell the same story

Two players who have experienced very different fortunes - just how fragile is the career of a top-flight footballer?

Ozil continues to make people paid to know football look stupid

Mesut Ozil shone once again against QPR. We take a closer look at his performance.

What's the point of watching teams other than Arsenal play?

On Thursday night a discussion broke out at Daily Cannon Towers about whether your wonderful editorial team might like to cover football topics away...

Arsenal fans outraged after BBC move Manchester United cup tie to Monday night

Arsenal fans were left furious with the news that the BBC had moved their FA Cup quarter final to Monday night.

Why Arsenal will end Manchester United's hoodoo

Arsenal were handed a trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United in the FA Cup. Paul Williams explains why it won't end in tears this time.

Arsenal's magical Spaniard proves impossible is nothing

Santi Cazorla is producing some of the best football of his career at the minute, and the little Spaniard shows no sign of going off the boil any time soon.

Five key moments that helped Arsenal win the FA Cup

Our defence of the FA Cup swings back into action this weekend. Yeah, meedja, look! We won something last season Yes, I know, you've noticed that...

The Arsenal goalkeeper debate - part 1

Who is Arsenal's number one? It's a question that Arsene Wenger might not be able to answer. We take a look at the best option here.

Why Wenger was right to compare Sanchez with Arsenal legend

Arsene Wenger compared Alexis Sanchez to Ian Wright and they share many similarities as Paul Williams explores.

Why Arsenal will be back above Tottenham after the next game

With the calmness of a few days to think about the game against Spurs, it's clear to see that Arsenal will be back above them again in no time. This is why.

In praise of Danny Welbeck

Danny Welbeck may not be scoring the number of goals people expect from a top striker, but that doesn't mean he wasn't a great buy as Paul Williams explains.

Thierry Henry’s best goals vs Tottenham

Thierry Henry often saved his best for Tottenham. Relive some of his greatest moments.

Mind the gap - A tale of two derbies

In 2011/12 we all witnessed two very different league games between Arsenal and Tottenham. Paul Williams relives both of them here. Mind the gap.

The manager who dared to cross the Arsenal-Spurs divide

George Grahama managed both Arsenal and Tottenham, but he only really left his mark on one of them.

Ozil, Walcott and Cazorla lead Arsenal's Villa killers

Arsenal destroyed Aston Villa at the Emirates on Sunday and Theo Walcott, Mesut Ozil and Santi Cazorla were integral to the performance.

How to build your own Gooner family

Want to know how to build your own Gooner Family? Paul Williams explains how he built his.

How Arsenal can keep Coquelin and sign another defensive midfielder

A new deal is on the cards for Francis Coquelin and Paul Williams explains why that's a very good thing.

Why Walcott should take what Arsenal offer him

Theo walcott's contract is up for renewal and this time, it's totally different than his last one.

Aaron Ramsey’s gambling problem

The Arsenal man has been integral to Arsenal's success recently, but does the midfielder have a problem? Martin Keown thinks so.

The magic of the cup is still alive

24 hours after the FA Cup game against Brighton kicked off, one of our writers takes another look at the game without the added adrenaline.

Why Santi Cazorla deserves to be smiling again

You knew this one was coming... I've gone a couple of ways round with this post. There is the straight retelling of Santi Cazorla's Arsenal...

Will the fleecing of fans ever end?

When I agreed to take on this subject, last week, I couldn't have imagined that writing it today- in the aftermath of our fantastic...

24 hours later – Manchester City 0 Arsenal 2

One win at Eastlands since, er... Sunday. We all know this was only one game. Perhaps only the start of something rather than a reason...

Five reasons Arsenal lose big games – and why it’s about to change

One win at Old Trafford since 2003 One win at Stamford Bridge since 2004 One win at Eastlands since whenever it was the oil money came...

How do you solve Arsenal’s midfield conundrum?

I was chatting to a Cardiff City fan at work today. She was telling me how Vincent Tan had agreed to change the club's colours...

Wojciech Szczesny was stupid but the overreaction has been worse

Happy new year everyone. It seems to me that Arsenal are destined, this season, to be taking two steps forward and one step back until...