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Josh Onomah admits he has unfinished business in the top flight and wants to prove himself worthy of a place in the Premier League as the start of Fulham’s new season approaches.

Onomah, long heralded as one of the best talents to come out of the Tottenham academy in recent years, struggled to establish himself at White Hart Lane, making just thirteen league appearances in four years with the club, before moving on to Craven Cottage last summer. The 23 year-old still feels he has something to prove at the highest level and is relishing the opportunity of making an impact with Fulham. He told Fulham’s official website this morning:

Yeah, 100 per cent. At Spurs I made just over 10 appearances but they were off the bench, so this time around I’m looking forward to showing everyone what I can do in the Prem. I’ve got a point to prove and I look forward to the challenge.

For a former Tottenham player, there’s no better fixture to kick off the new campaign with than against Arsenal. Onomah knows it will be a tough start but he’s relishing the challenge.

Arsenal is definitely a good one to look forward to. I was at Spurs for more than 14 years and obviously I grew to have a lot of love for the club, so playing Arsenal – from my youth days all the way up to the first team – was always a big game. I’ll definitely be taking momentum from that into the first game.

They won the FA Cup Final and they just won the Community Shield, so they’re on top form. But we’re in one of the best leagues in the world now, so you’re going to play the best teams. We’ve just got to take that challenge in our stride and hopefully we’ll come off the pitch as the winning side next Saturday. As it’s the early kick-off, most people – if not everyone – will be watching, so we’ve got to show what we’re capable of, stamp our authority, and show that we are a Premier League club.

Onomah admits it took a while for Fulham’s play-off success against Brentford at Wembley to sink it – and, reflecting on the game, he remains disappointed that he didn’t put away a couple of early chances to give the Whites the perfect start.

At the start of the game I was bubbling with excitement to try and make an impact, and think I had about four or five chances in the first 20 minutes! I was unfortunate not to score with one of them but thankfully it didn’t matter in the end.

It was a place I’d been before two years ago when I lost to Fulham when I was at Aston Villa, so I just wanted to win. Winning at Wembley is an incredible feeling. It’s a shame the fans weren’t there to share that moment with us, but I know they were all watching so I’m just glad we could give them something to smile about.

It’s finally sunk in, now we’re back at the training ground preparing for the new season, but it took a few weeks for it to sink in. It was a proud moment for me but now I’m just excited for the new season.