Young forward Jay Simpson has extended his loan period with League One side Millwall until the end of the 2007/08 season.

Simpson, 19, who initially joined Millwall on loan at the end of August, made Club history by becoming the first player to score a hat-trick at Emirates Stadium when he captained the Under-18s to an FA Youth Cup Quarter-Final victory over Cardiff City last season.

Simpson joined Arsenal as a scholar in the summer of 2005 and signed professional terms with the Club in summer  2007, making his Under-18s debut aged just 13. He also went on to become the Club's top scorer in the FA Youth Cup last season with five goals, helping the team to the Semi-Finals. Jay was also a regular in the Reserves last season, scoring twice from his 16 appearances.

On the final day of last season, Simpson was an unused substitute for the first team, which travelled to Portsmouth in the Premier League.

Everyone at Arsenal wishes Jay the best of luck with Millwall for the rest of the season.

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3 Jan 2008