Pennant Decision Imminent

Last updated : 29 January 2005 By Brian Cartlidge

Blues looked to have sealed a season long loan deal for the England Under 21 midfielder earlier this week but the deal was put on hold.

"The decision will be made by Birmingham on Monday," Wenger has said.

"Jermaine is not a bad guy but when he has a tough situation he cannot deal with it.

"If he can sort that out then he can still be a great player."

Pennant is due to appear before magistrates on Tuesday charged with a drink-driving offence.