King wants to face Gunners
Marlon King is hoping to make his Fulham debut against Arsenal as he finalises his move from Watford.
Last Updated: 17/01/08 10:00pm
Marlon King is hoping to make his Fulham debut against Arsenal and is confident his new club can stay in the Premier League.
Watford have accepted a £5million bid from Fulham for the striker, who has been discussing personal terms and undergoing a medical.
The move is likely to be finalised before Saturday's game with Arsenal at Craven Cottage and King is aiming to be involved.
When asked if he would face the title contenders, King told Sky Sports News: "I'm hoping so, I've just got to get myself on the training ground, get familiar with the boys and kick on from there."
King is aware he is swapping a promotion push with Watford for a relegation battle with Fulham, but is confident he is making the right decision.
He added: "Once I knew of Fulham's interest there was only one thing on my mind. Obviously I'm disappointed to leave Watford because I've got a lot of fond memories, but this is a new chapter in my life.
"Adrian Boothroyd didn't want me to go, but I knew in my heart it was an opportunity to seize upon. I'm looking forward to the challenge.
"I wouldn't be here if I didn't think they had a chance to stay up."
King scored four goals in 13 Premier League appearances for Watford last season, although his campaign was wrecked by injury.