Friday, January 31, 2014

ARSENAL SIGNS EXPERIENCE SWEDISH MIDFIELDER, KALLSTROM ON LOAN

Shock: The move for Kallstrom was rushed through after Aaron Ramsey was ruled out
English Premier League side, Arsenal have signed Swedish midfielder Kim Kallstrom on loan from Spartak Moscow until the end of the season.
  
Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger made a late move for the 31-year-old after Aaron Ramsey suffered a setback in his recovery from a thigh injury.

The news comes on the same day as Wenger confirming that Julian Draxler won't be moving to north London this month as the gunners baulked at the £37million asking price.

A delegation were over in Germany to try and sort out a deal for the 20-year-old and it was also understood that Club doctor Gary O'Driscoll was on stand-by to fly to Germany to complete Draxler's medical ahead of Friday's deadline.
No go! Julian Draxler won't be joining Arsenal before the deadline - the club weren't prepared to pay £37m

However, the clubs were haggling over the structure of the payments - with Schalke demanding a large percentage of the fee be paid up front.

A delighted Kallstrom said: 'Arsenal is an amazing club with a lot of great players and a coach who has done really well here for a long time. I am so pleased to come here to learn as much as possible. 
Getting shirty: Kallstrom poses in his new Arsenal kit after joining the club on loan

'I’m here to do my best for Arsenal and to help out the team, so we can achieve good results for the last part of the season.'

Kallstrom comes with immense experience. The Sweden international was at Lyon for six years and has 108 caps for his country. The move has cost the club a small fee.

Wenger is also lining up Germany's veteran striker Miroslav Klose in a short-term deal from Lazio and Juventus's thirty one year old, centre forward Fabio Quagliarella is also on the radar.

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