Blow: Arsenal fear midfielder Kim Kallstrom could be out for three months – a day after signing for the club
Arsenal have been dealt a blow with the Kim Kallstrom is set for a spell on the sidelines – just a day after signing him on transfer deadline day.
The Sweden international, who signed for the Gunners from Spartak Moscow on loan, is suffering from a back problem after arriving on Friday.
Kallstrom is reported to be sidelined for two to three months, according to Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.
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The former Lyon midfielder had been brought in as cover for the injured Aaron Ramsey but now faces a spell on the sidelines himself and will be assessed over the weekend.
Jack Wilshere will also miss Sunday’s home clash against Crystal Palace with an ankle injury while Mathieu Flamini is suspended after getting sent off against Southampton on Tuesday.
The move for the 31-year-old, which was first revealed by Sportsmail on Friday morning, has been in the pipeline for years having first watched the midfielder back in 2005.
Kallstrom, who jetted in from Spartak Moscow’s warm weather training base in Abu Dhabi to complete a medical on Friday, 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.
‘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.
Source : Daily Mail