Football: Arsenal sign Sweden international Kallstrom
LONDON (REUTERS) - Arsenal moved to bolster their depleted midfield by signing experienced Sweden international Kim Kallstrom on loan from Spartak Moscow until the end of the season.
With Aaron Ramsey out for up to six weeks, Jack Wilshere nursing an ankle strain and Mathieu Flamini banned for four games, manager Arsene Wenger turned to Kallstrom, 31, whose previous clubs include Djurgardens, Stade Rennes and Olympique Lyon.
"Kim Kallstrom is a hugely experienced player. He is a midfielder with proven quality at both club and international level. We welcome Kim to Arsenal," Wenger told the club's website after the deal was completed on transfer deadline day on Friday.
Kallstrom has played in the Europa League for Spartak this season but is eligible for Arsenal's Champions League last-16 clash against Bayern Munich.