Wide boy Pennant is flying
Stoke assistant hails winger's contribution
Last Updated: May 7, 2011 7:28pm
Pennant: Happy with life at the Britannia
Flying winger Jermaine Pennant is playing the best football of his career, according to Stoke assistant boss Dave Kemp.
Pennant, 28, has been instrumental in the Potters' recent success and will be looking to impress again when he faces his former club Arsenal.
The Gunners launched his career when they signed the 15-year-old from Notts County for a whopping £2million fee.
But he has led a nomadic career since failing to make the grade under Arsene Wenger.
"He is playing the best football of his career and is a big part of what we do."
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Now he seems to have settled at the Britannia Stadium - helping Stoke reach the FA Cup final for the first time after arriving last August.
Kemp said: "Jermaine has been very impressive since he came here.
"He is playing the best football of his career and is a big part of what we do.
"He is a quality player. He produces crosses for us, he makes goals, he keeps the ball and he scores goals as well.
"Not only that - his work-rate has been tremendous."