Simpson eager for Emirates return

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Arsenal striker Jay Simpson has ruled out extending his loan spell at Barclays Premier League strugglers West Brom beyond this season - and is keen to make an impact for Arsene Wenger's side.

Simpson made the temporary switch to the Baggies in January and the two clubs have spoken about the possibility of extending the deal, but the 20-year-old has made it clear he wants to go back to the Emirates Stadium and fight for a first-team spot with the Gunners.

Simpson told the Birmingham Sunday Mercury: "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 added: "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."

Simpson admits he has not enjoyed his spell at West Brom because of their ongoing struggle to stay in the top flight.

He said: "My main aim 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."

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