It seems like people are counting her out this season. I know she changed coaches and she is having problem with her jumps but I just wouldn't count her out yet.
She didn't medal at the word championships last year because she had a disastrous qualyfing round but came back strong with great short and long programm but a lot of us didn't get to see it because she skated in the early groups. I still can't forget her tears after having one of her best free skate at the last years worlds.
I don't think Arakawa has improved this much if there wasn't Fumie Suguri. They been rivals since they were juniors.
I just hope she comes back strong at 4 CC. Now that Yukina Ota is out with injury, It's between Fumie and Onda for the ticket to worlds. I will be so sad if Fumie doesn't qualfy for worlds. then again i would be sad for Yoshie who also made a coaching change to improve on her artistry and basics.
Either way, I hope they both skate their best.