Fulham striker Bobby Zamora is envisaging a spike in performance from Roy Hodgson’s team that will allow them to start playing more attractive football.

The Cottagers got off to a losing start in The Premier League last weekend with a 2-1 defeat at top-flight new boys Hull, and the task does not get any easier on Saturday with the visit of Arsenal to Craven Cottage.

Fulham’s clash with The Gunners is live on Setanta Sports on Saturday afternoon.

Despite a tough start, summer signing Zamora believes that a top ten finish is well within his club’s grasp.

“We’re looking to go forward and I think that can happen,” said the former West Ham and Tottenham forward on the Friday Football Show. “Top ten would be lovely, we have to put those points on the board as soon as possible and start kicking on. Hopefully everyone will stay fit and we will be able to do that.

“I think the gaffer’s had time to calm down (since the Hull game) and he’s got his point across now to the boys.

“Unfortunately it was an international week and a few of the boys were away, but we will get the opportunity now to come together and work on what he needs.”

Zamora, meanwhile, is licking his lips at his potential strike partnership with fellow summer acquisition Andy Johnson. The man signed from Everton is yet to make his bow in a Fulham shirt, and Zamora is anticipating a fruitful working relationship with Johnson.

“Yeah, it would be nice to get it on the pitch,” said Zamora. “I’m looking forward to it and I think we could work well.

“Off the pitch I’m getting on well with AJ so hopefully we can carry it off on the pitch and do well.”