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Simpson in the Bag!

19 year old striker, Jay-Alistaire Frederick 'Jay' Simpson, yet to make a first team league appearance for Arsenal, will be linking up with the Baggies on loan when the transfer window re-opens in a few days. He came to prominence with two Carling Cup goals against Wigan earlier in the season.

Simpson personally identified the Albion as a club which play good football, something he suggested was in short supply for other clubs he was looking at gaining expereince at.

The 19 year old said 'I am just going to go there and try my hardest and try to score as many goals as I can.'

With Ishmael Miller out for the season, the raw pace that Jay can provide should lift some of the responsibilities from the shoulders of Luke Moore.

Mowbray has said 'Our team needs some help in that department and this boy is unknown quantity at Premier League level. Can he score goals? I don't know. We will probably give him an opportunity to see whether he can.

'He's had a very good upbringing. We will be trying to provide a platform for him to see whether he can do the job. I think the deal is done'

Let's hope he can have a similar impact to Kieran Richardson, himself an unproven youngster when he joined the club who left after a six month period with two England goals and a club he had helped keep in the top flight.

Welcome aboard Jay, all the best.




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Writer: Alex Humpage Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday December 30 2008

Time: 5:38PM

Your Comments

Good to have him nice and early. Hope he can have an impact. Wenger's youngsters are usually pretty tasty, and this bloke beat Theo Walcott for speed last Summer!
Alex Humpage
vry exciting
Shefbaggie
Good luck to Jay. I hope he has a good season for you guys. I've seen this guy play a few times, and he can score a few goals for you, esp against fellow relegation battlers. There are still doubts about how he will do when he comes up against real quality. He just signed a long-term deal with Wenger, so he seems to be highly regarded by him.
prits
He's a bulldozer is Jay, if you're desperate for a goal, this is the kind of guy you'd want to bring on and power through a tired backline. A good signing for you, and beneficial for us too.
Little Dutch
He's a bit raw, but he's extremely strong and quick. A very direct striker too. Just wants to score goals.
ArsenalRob
hes a very very good young and quick player,he should be of use for the season now.
bluemooner_mcfc
 

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