As the 2012/13 season winds down, there's a tentative sense of optimism at Arsenal.
A good run of form (13 points from a possible 15 since the Spurs loss in early March) has put top-four—and even top-three—contention within more plausible reach than many imagined possible earlier in the season.
That's a similar pattern to last year. But what fosters a more optimistic spirit is that the team now is tangibly different in terms of stability, cohesion and mentality.
The agonising rebuilding process seems to have reached a jelling point that suggests Arsenal could see more solid improvement in the coming year.
Here are ten predictions for Arsenal next season.