Following the news that Jermaine Pennant has extended his spell at Leeds United until the end of the season, here's an update on all the Arsenal players currently out on loan.

FRANCIS JEFFERS

Everton
Francis is on loan at Goodison Park until the end of the season. The young striker, who scored on his debut for England last year, has made 21 appearances for the Toffees since heading back to Merseyside in August. Francis has scored two goals - both against Fulham - and was a substitute when Arsenal drew 1-1 at Everton in January.

JERMAINE PENNANT

Leeds United
Jermaine will remain on loan at Elland Road until the end of the season. The England Under-21 winger has made 32 appearances for the Yorkshire club in 2003/04 and scored one goal, a cracker against Chelsea. Jermaine has been on the losing side twice against Arsenal this season - the 4-1 FA Cup defeat in January and the 5-0 Premiership defeat last Friday.

GIOVANNI VAN BRONCKHORST

Barcelona
Gio has made 28 appearances for Barcelona in the Primera Liga this season. He's been a regular at left-back and has helped the Catalan club put together an unbeaten run of 11 games which has propelled them up to third place in the table. Gio has yet to score for Barcelona and is due back at Highbury at the end of the campaign.

LIAM CHILVERS

Colchester United
Liam has been a regular in Colchester's defence this season, making 45 appearances for the U's. The 22-year-old helped Colchester reach the Southern Final of the LDV Vans Trophy, where they lost on aggregate to Southend. Liam played in the 3-1 win over Division One side Coventry which took Colchester into the fifth round of the FA Cup. He is due back at Arsenal at the end of the season.

SEBASTIAN SVARD

Stoke City
Sebastian spent the first half of the season on loan at FC Copenhagen in his native Denmark, but he moved to Stoke City at the turn of the year. Since then Sebastian has made 11 appearances for the Division One club and scored his solitary goal in a 1-1 draw against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

NICKY NICOLAU

Southend United
Nicky has been an ever-present for the Division Three club since joining them on loan in March. The Shrimpers have lost just one of the five games Nicky has featured in. He is due back at Highbury at the end of the season.

IGORS STEPANOVS

Beveren
Igors has spent the season on loan at Beveren. He has been a regular for the Belgian club and helped them reach the Belgian Cup final. Igors will represent Latvia at Euro 2004 in June, the first time his country has qualified for a major tournament.

STATHIS TAVLARIDIS

Lille
After three appearances for the first team in the Carling Cup, Stathis headed to Lille in the New Year to spend the rest of the season on loan. He has started 12 games for Lille so far and helped them towards a mid-table finish in the French League.

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