Arakawa is a bigger headcase than Cohen. She went through almost her whole career 8th to 20th in big events, and even often not making it out of Japan. This is disgraceful for someone of her talent and ability level she showed at her best. She just happened to put it all together or half together twice at the right moments. Nobody calls her a headcase though, and she is lauded as some master competitor when she lost to Cohen 97% of the events they were in together over the years. What a joke.
Many events from 2007-2010 were won by people with mistakes or who didn't have the whole package. That is my main point. The only exception was the 2010 Olympics. So Sasha wouldn't have to be perfect to win like she had to be from 2003-2006.