As is their wont, Arsenal have not given fans a moment's security this season. Supporters are still sweating over whether the club will qualify for the Champions League and retain its status as one of Europe's top clubs.
And the road to this point has been fraught with suspense and false dawns. The worst start that Arsene Wenger has ever overseen at Arsenal has only been made up for by the ineptitude of the club's rivals.
When one looks past the surface, however, this season has delivered its share of positives. Arsenal would not be in the driver's seat in the race for fourth place were it not for the types of events that make Piers Morgan mercifully step away from his Twitter account.
Though the story of the 2012-13 season has not yet been finished, let's take a look back at five of its biggest positives.