Cesc Fabregas has warned Arsenal's Premier League rivals the Gunners are hungry to prove people wrong, by winning the silverware this season.
The 20-year-old Spanish midfielder reports the table-toppers in determined mood as they bid to enhance their lead over a Christmas period which includes a trip to Portsmouth tomorrow and then perhaps an even trickier assignment at Everton on Saturday.
'The team is hungry and wants to achieve something to prove people wrong,' Fabregas told Sky Sports News.
'We want to achieve a lot of things over the next 12 months. If we could win everything that would be perfect - but the Premier League is the competition it would be amazing to win.'
Fabregas believes the departure of Thierry Henry has brought an era of opportunity for a group of players who had been playing in the shadow of the great French forward.
'I have more responsibility than before,' he said.
'When you looked at Arsenal a year or two years ago you just saw Thierry Henry. It was a little bit like the other players did not exist.
'But when he left it was an opportunity for everybody to show we are a team and a good club.
'Even if the best player in the world is leaving us we can still achieve something.'