Midfielder Cesc Fabregas has reaffirmed his commitment to Arsenal and believes the Gunners could surprise their title rivals this season.
The 20-year-old pledged his future to the north London club last week to finally end rumours of a £15million move to Real Madrid this summer.
Speaking after Saturday's opening pre-season friendly - a 2-0 victory over near-neighbours Barnet - the Spain international revealed he was persuaded to stay due to the promise in the young Gunners squad.
Fabregas had been linked with an exit following Thierry Henry's £16million departure to Barcelona last month.
The former Barca starlet still has six years remaining on a long-term contract at the Emirates Stadium he signed midway through last season.
"I love this club, I believe a lot in this team and I feel we can do something special this season," he told the club's official website.
"We have been playing together for the last three or four years. We are very young but we are capable of doing big things.
"Since the start of this project we all promised to be together. We have to stick together and make titles for Arsenal."