Arsenal has a lot to look forward to in 2012/2013 if Arsene Wenger can play his cards right.
The Gunners finished an impressive third last season, yet at times looked uninspiring and far too reliant on main-man Robin van Persie.
An 8-2 thrashing at the hands of Manchester United and a shock 3-2 loss to Swansea were simply not the characteristics of a title contending side.
Fast forward to July 2012, and things don't look nearly as bleak.
Automatic qualification to the Champions League and an influx of new players in the summer transfer window should have fans licking their chops.
With that in mind, here are five reasons why the Gunners can have an unforgettable season and challenge for their first silverware in over seven years.