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Arsenal’s signing of Kim Kallstrom gets more farcical by the day.
It came as a shock when the Gunners swooped to sign the Sweden midfielder on loan from Spartak Moscow on deadline day.
It came as a bigger shock on Saturday when it emerged Kallstrom arrived at the club with an injury that would sideline him for around six weeks.
It was reported on Sunday (the Sun, subscription) that Arsene Wenger was trying to backtrack and send the player back to Spartak.
Wenger has confirmed this and admitted that had he had more time he would not have swooped for Kallstrom, but he still feels the Swede could play a vital role.
The Mail’s Neil Ashton has the quotes:
It crossed my mind not to sign him on Friday night and if we had two or three days more then maybe we wouldn't have done it.
At some stage during the season we have had all our central midfielders—Flamini, Wilshere, Arteta, Ramsey, Chamberlain and Cazorla—missing.
There is a possibility for every player that they may not play, but there’s also the chance he scores a winning goal that is vitally important.