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Report: Arsenal Launch Last Ditch Move For Kim Kallstrom
Arsenal have launched a last ditch attempt to sign Swedish midfielder Kim Kallstrom, according to reports this morning.
The 31-year-old currently plays for Spartak Moscow but the Daily Mail are one of several outlets who are now claiming that we’re in talks with the Russians about bringing him to the Emirates.
It’s unclear if we’re looking at a short-term loan or a permanent deal but the paper suggests Kallstrom would only cost a ‘small fee’ if we did opt to buy.
Kim Kallstrom definitely a deal Arsenal are working on…seen as someone with experience who can provide short-term solution #afc
— Jeremy Wilson (@JWTelegraph) January 31, 2014
The news comes after Arsene Wenger confirmed at his press conference this morning that he’s looking to buy a midfielder after ruling Aaron Ramsey out for six weeks with a thigh strain.
‘We are open minded and active, we look at opportunities. We still try to bring at least one player as we were hit by the suspension to Flamini and the injury to Ramsey. A midfielder is one of the solutions,’ Wenger said on Friday.
‘I would scrap the winter transfer window. It is 80-20 we will do something else today. The window is a distraction from the competition. I can understand the interest but it’s not football.’
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 31, 2014
Wenger also took the time to rule out any move for Julian Draxler, with the boss insisting the German will be staying at Schalke.
The Kallstrom link has certainly come out of nowhere and signing an ageing Swedish midfielder is hardly going to get the Arsenal fans pulses racing. He does have over 100 caps for Sweden and he’ll bring with him a lot of experience, but when you consider the players we’ve been linked with this month, to only end up with Kallstrom would be a huge anti-climax.