Arsenal have won four Premier League games in a row, and while they haven't looked dominant in that run, they are finally beginning to look like a top-four side.
As the January transfer window draws near, Arsenal can likely expect some serious action on Arsene Wenger's part, as the current squad is still very much a work in progress.
Theo Walcott is having a career season despite being in the midst of a tenuous contract dispute. Gervinho has cemented himself as a bench player only, and with his impending departure to the Africa Cup of Nations, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will get an extended run in the side.
Beyond this, there is a serious amount of detritus in the squad, some of which will probably be moved on in January, leaving space in the squad for current Arsenal youngsters or, perhaps more likely at this juncture, new faces to be brought into the fold.
Arsenal fans can expect a busy month ahead and will have several expectations for a rising, but still flawed North London side.