Kallstrom could be heading back to Moscow after picking up an injury.
The one signing that Arsenal made in the January transfer window – Kim Kallstrom – could be returning to parent club Spartak Moscow before playing a game in England, reports the Sun.
The midfielder arrived at the Emirates Stadium with a back injury, which the Gunners knew before completing the deal but were unaware of the severity of the problem.
As it turns out Kallstrom will be sidelined for six weeks and the Gunners are being forced to make an embarrassing u-turn.
The 31-year-old is yet to play a single match for the club – ironically after being brought in to solve their injury crisis – and yet could already be returning to the Russian capital.
Kallstrom was injured whilst training with Spartak on Tuesday and made the north London club aware of the issue when arriving on Friday.
However, during the Swede’s medical an MRI scan showed no problems, although a later CT scan did highlight an issue with the player’s back.
Yet in desperation manager Arsene Wenger pushed through the loan transfer regardless, only for it to emerge that the condition was worse than first feared.
It means that whilst the side are making their first serious push for the Premier League title in a number of years, they have recruited no new faces to ease their fitness problems.
Theo Walcott is out for the season with a cruciate ligament injury, Aaron Ramsey is sidelined for six weeks and Jack Wilshere remains out of action with an ankle issue.
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