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Simpson eyes Gunners recall

QPR loanee believes he can help injury-hit parent club Arsenal

By Richard Bailey.   Last Updated: 30/11/09 10:16am

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Simpson: Goal option

Simpson: Goal option

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Jay Simpson believes he can score goals at the top level and help Arsenal fill the void left by the injuries to strikers Robin van Persie and Nicklas Bendtner.

The 20-year-old is currently on a season-long loan to Queens Park Rangers but insists he would be more than happy to return to the Gunners in their hour of need.

The young striker scored his eighth goal in 14 matches in the 2-2 draw with Coventry at the weekend and is confident he can transfer that form into the Premier League.

Simpson admitted that he still keeps in touch with staff at Arsenal and with Van Persie and Bendtner set for prolonged spells on the sidelines recalling Simpson could be an option for Gunners manager Arsene Wenger.

"The goal (against Coventry) won't have done me any harm and I keep in touch with the young Arsenal lads," he told the Daily Mirror.

"I know the club come and watch all my home games and they've got copies of my performances, but it is out of my hands whether I get recalled or not - it's down to the staff there.

"I want to play at the top level, so if this can help my development, then great. But they've picked up a lot of injuries at Arsenal at the moment and I'm confident I can score constantly in the Premier League."

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