Believe it or not, 2012 was a pretty good year for Arsenal. Not if one's ultimate goal is to win trophies, of course, but considering the various crises and doomsday scenarios that the Gunners successfully navigated, they've done pretty well.
However, there is still much to be improved upon, as almost any fan will affirm. As the club begins its eighth year without winning a major trophy and is on the brink of letting another one of its brightest stars leave, there is much to be improved upon.
So don't let all of Arsenal's troubles be forgotten just yet. As we switch calendars and make unrealistic resolutions, let's look at six that the Gunners need to keep to become a better team and prevent a 2012 hangover.