In a frenetic day of activity in the market it appears as if another deal is getting done this afternoon – this time by Arsenal.
The Guardian reports that, after scouring the market for creative reinforcements this month Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is finally bringing someone in. The Guardian says:
Kim Kallstrom is poised to join Arsenal on loan from Spartak Moscow until the end of the season, as Arsène Wenger moves to strengthen his midfield options in the wake of Aaron Ramsey’s injury set-back.
Kallstrom was undertaking his Arsenal medical at lunchtime and going through the other details of the move, with the club hopeful of being able to give official confirmation of the signing later in the day.
Kallstrom is the personification of experience. At 31 years of age he has already represented his country on 108 occasions, scoring 16 times. While the player is not necessarily what you would call a goalscoring midfielder he certainly chips in with his fair share coming from deep.
The Swedish international has played in his homeland as well as France and Russia. He enjoyed a successful six year stint at Lyon, winning the league twice with them during their pre-eminent period, before PSG and Monaco reinvented themselves.
This is not a deal that many would have predicted for Arsenal 2 or 3 days ago. Many Arsenal fans believed that, if any business was going to be done in this window, it would be for a striker. But Arsene Wenger seems to be employing the Barcelona tactic of playing a team full of midfielders.
There remains time for another deal to be done but if Arsenal don’t buy a striker then we can only hope Olivier Giroud is fit for the rest of the campaign.
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