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Kim Kallstrom Admits His Shock At Securing Arsenal Move

Midfielder confirms club knew he was injured.

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Kim Kallstrom has admitted that linking up with the Gunners on transfer deadline day in January was a “bewildering” experience, Sky Sports reports.

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The 31-year-old Sweden international linked up with the north London outfit for the remainder of the season from Russian giants Spartak Moscow, even though a medical showed that he was injured.

The former Lyon man was on the bench during Arsenal’s 6-0 thumping by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Saturday and could make his debut against Swansea City on Tuesday.

“It was bewildering (joining Arsenal) to say the least,” Kallstrom told Sport Expressen. “It went very quickly.

“Then everyone at Arsenal took care of me very well, it’s been great care and rehabilitation.

“Everything has been well managed and I have received good care and rehabilitation. It has gone very well.

“It was surprising. It was nothing I had expected. Of course I was surprised.

“I’ve had a good career, they needed an experienced player and I fit the profile and took the opportunity.”

Kallstrom was signed as cover for Arsenal’s depleted midfield that has claimed Jack Wilshire and Aaron Ramsey once again. The pair have been in fine form this season and their absence has harmed the Gunners’ title challenge.

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