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Last Updated: Wednesday, 20 August, 2003, 15:21 GMT 16:21 UK
Pennant completes Leeds switch
Jermaine Pennant
Pennant was sent off for England U21s on Tuesday
Arsenal winger Jermaine Pennant has joined Leeds on a two-month loan deal.

Pennant, 20, has completed the move after playing for England's Under-21 side against Croatia on Tuesday when he was red-carded for striking out at an opponent.

"Our England Under-21 international forward will stay at Elland Road for two months, returning to Highbury on 19 October," read a statement on the Arsenal website.

The move will give Pennant the opportunity to gain valuable Premiership experience as he has struggled to break into the Arsenal first team and has had two loan spells at Watford.

The loan deal was made possible after the Premier League relaxed the rules on such moves between Premiership clubs this season.

"You always need quality players and getting Jermaine in will be a big bonus for us," said Leeds boss Peter Reid.

Pennant joined the Gunners from Notts County for a 2m fee set by tribunal in 1999.

He will be available for all Premiership games but cannot play for Leeds in the Carling Cup.






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