Arsenal gave themselves a mountain to climb in 2014/15, climbed it and then rolled back down again.
Understandably their report card for the campaign is a mixture of highs and lows as a result.
The Gunners are 4/1 to win the Premier League next season, but some of their number need to step up their games if the odds are to be landed.
How could Coquelin’s boy’s-own rise from on loan at Charlton to undroppable first teamer be anything but an A+ year.
Far exceeding anybody’s wildest expectations, he has become the spoiler that Arsenal have desperately needed for so long.
Sanchez was nothing short of sensational for long periods of his first season in English football and arguably deserved to have ran Eden Hazard a lot closer for player of the year honours than he did.
However, his brilliance, unlike Coquelin’s, was expected and would have been demanded were it not forthcoming. There were also periods where he fell below boiling point during the campaign.
Arguably the Spaniard’s best season in an Arsenal shirt, his conspicuous brilliance was in stark contrast to the class, less perceptible to the TV-conditioned eye, of Mesut Ozil.
This was also the campaign he proved himself more than a lightweight number ten, with all the guile needed to run the show from a more withdrawn midfield spot.
Having arrived as second choice the Colombian has nailed down the number one jersey amid a run of vastly improved team defensive statistics.
The lightning youngster has taken the chance presented to him by Mathieu Debuchy’s injury with aplomb, bounding up and down the flanks like a gazelle.
Occasionally exposes his centre-halves due to attacking over exuberance, but a greater understanding of positioning should come with experience.
Living up to, or eclipsing, the standards set during a watershed 2013/14 was always going to be difficult for the Welshman and he fell short.
Nonetheless he improved throughout the campaign, enough to earn the interest of renowned Gunner stealers Barcelona.
The feeling that Wenger is, at long last, beginning to germinate his next great Arsenal team seems to be confusingly widespread.
In overseeing another season comprising a stuttering start and relentless winning post-Christmas spell, results haven’t visibly improved.
Failing to deliver on the very real chance of pipping Manchester City to second was disappointing.
Suspicions that the Frenchman is not quite of the necessary calibre to have the Gunners competing for the title were shared by Thierry Henry and Ian Wright and another campaign characterised by hot and cold streaks did little to dissuade the doubters.
Criticism of the German maestro inevitably draws a hail of haughty football hipster abuse, but, despite the generally classy way he goes about his business, he wasn’t the Mesut seen in the white of Real Madrid or of Germany in the past.
Doubters of his C grade are referred to the efforts of Cazorla, above.
Is he a right back? Is he a centre-half? No he’s Calum Chambers. A harsh but fair encapsulation of his first campaign in north London.
Despite the hefty financial outlay expended in signing him, Wenger saw fit to bring in another central defender in January (Gabriel) and started the youngster just seven times after the turn of the year.
Has been unable to supplant Giroud in the pecking order or dispel doubts about his finishing prowess.
For all his shot-stopping prowess, the Pole had continued to struggle with his concentration prior to being dropped for Ospina.
Initially a breath of passionate, snarling fresh air when he arrived unheralded for a second spell in north London, but Coquelin’s rise was made necessary by his inability to successfully fill in for the injured Mikel Arteta.
Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
A shame that three potential match-winners’ seasons should be sufficiently impacted upon for them to earn U grades, but hardly a new story for any of the trio.
Wilshere and Walcott made nine league starts between them, while Oxlade-Chamberlain missed 21 games over three separate spells in the treatment room.