Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says the commitment of Robin van Persie and Cesc Fabregas more than makes up for Emmanuel Adebayor's departure to Manchester City.

"We must trust the players we have. It's a very important season for us and I believe we are in a very strong position," he said.

"Big clubs lose big players. AC Milan have lost Kaka but will go on. Arsenal have lost big players before but we go on.

"We have also had positive messages - players like Robin van Persie and Cesc Fabregas are staying here.

"I believe we have a strong enough squad to meet the targets we have."