Kallstrom reveals delight at joining ‘amazing’ Arsenal.
Arsenal new-boy Kim Kallstrom has revealed he only found out about the Gunners’ interested yesterday.
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Kallstrom, 31, has joined the London outfit on loan until the end of the season and is expected to provide cover for Aaron Ramsey, who has been ruled out for six weeks.
The Swede, who boasts over 100 international caps, revealed he was in the Middle East as part of Spartak’s winter break when he learned of the Gunners interest.
“Yesterday I was in Abu Dhabi with Spartak Moscow and I got a phone call asking if I would like to go to Arsenal on loan for a few months,” the former Rennes and Lyon player told Arsenal.com.
“I thought ‘Absolutely, why not?’. So I quickly went back to the hotel, got my stuff and went to the airport as fast as I could! I flew into London today. Now I just want to settle down as fast as I can and prepare for the games ahead.”
Kallstrom revealed he was delighted to be at Arsenal and said he was hoping to learn a lot in the next six months.
“It feels really nice. 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. 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.”
You can read Kallstrom’s full interview HERE.