Leeds United: Watt set to spark United

Simon Grayson saluted the acquisition of "top pedigree" after landing teenager Sanchez Watt on loan from Arsenal in the final hours of the emergency loan window.

Leeds United completed their third signing of the week by capturing 19-year-old Watt until the end of the season ahead of yesterday's 5pm deadline. The highly-rated winger, who can also play as a striker, arrived at Elland Road a month after completing a short-term loan with Southend United, and he will step straight into Grayson's squad for tomorrow's League One clash with Norwich City.

Watt has taken his first steps into Arsenal's senior side this season with three outings in the Carling Cup, and the Premier League club also named him as an unused substitute in a Champions League fixture against Standard Liege.

He made four appearances for Southend last month without scoring and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has granted Leeds' request to take Watt north until the League One season finishes on May 8.

United boss Grayson said: "He's got really top pedigree and he's a player who we like.

"He's not from the top end of the Premiership – not a Steven Gerrard – but he's learning his trade and his club think he's got a great future.

"He's played in their first team and he can play in a number of different positions.

"When an option like that becomes available, I'd be foolish not to take it."

Speaking earlier in the campaign, Wenger said: "I like Sanchez Watt because he is a little bit of a street player.

"He makes fantastic runs, he is an aggressive striker – maybe the word is a committed striker – and he always finds resources to be dangerous.

"He works hard for the team."