Arsenal today confirms Jay Simpson has signed a loan deal with West Bromwich Albion that will see him join the Midlands club for the second half of the 2008/09 season.

The forward, who recently signed a new long-term deal with the Gunners, spent the majority of last season on loan with League One side Millwall where he impressed greatly. Appearing 41 times for the Lions and scoring six goals, Jay duly earned the accolade of the division’s Player of the Year.

Having returned to the Gunners at the end of last season, the Londoner joined the first team in Austria for pre-season training and has enjoyed a strong start to the campaign appearing in all three Carling Cup fixtures, including an eye-catching performance in the match against Wigan where he celebrated his first start for the first team by scoring a brace.

Everyone at Arsenal wishes Jay success in his loan spell with West Bromwich Albion.

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