Cesc Fabregas admits the departure of Thierry Henry for Barcelona has helped Arsenal this season.

"I have more responsibility than before," said 20-year-old midfielder Fabregas.

"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."