Arsenal striker Jay Simpson says he wants to force his way into Arsene Wenger's first-team plans at the Emirates Stadium next season, and not spend it on loan at West Bromwich Albion. The 20-year-old arrived at the Hawthorns in January and has scored twice in 13 appearances in all competitions for the club, after originally bagging a brace for the Gunners in their Carling Cup win against Wigan in November. And although Baggies boss Tony Mowbray has confirmed he has held talks with Arsenal regarding another loan deal for Simpson next season, the youngster has revealed he intends to stay put and earn Premier League honours with the North London outfit. "Nothing has been said to me, but I want to go back to Arsenal. The deal was for me to come to West Brom and get first-team experience," he told the Birmingham Sunday Mercury. "If I was thinking about [coming)] back on loan, then what's the point in going back to Arsenal? It wouldn't make sense. "My plan is to go back to Arsenal and get into their first team. Everyone wants to play in the Premier League, but I want to go back and make a difference. I don't want to keep going out on loan. That's not why I signed a deal with Arsenal. "My main aim [of joining West Brom] was to get experience, but I wanted to blend that with enjoyment and that's not what I've really been able to do because of the pressure we've been under. "I've learned a lot. I came here and changed my game to adapt to what members of staff were telling me, but maybe I should have stuck to doing what got me here in the first place. "It's been difficult and maybe I'm not really enjoying it too much." ARSENAL FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Patrick Vieira, Cesc Fabregas Q&A Theo Walcott, Cesc Fabregas One on One Arsene Wenger, Thierry Henry, Ian Wright Boy's A Bit Special Theo Walcott, Armand Traore Perfect XI Ian Wright What Happened Next? Gus Caesar, Peter Marinello And Another Thing Being a Big Four fan Plus! Rate Arsenal players (and others) on Talentspotter
12 April 2009
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