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That’s KIMpossible! Swede injured in first training session with Gunners

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Arsenal new boy Kim Kallstrom has reportedly injured himself in his very first training session with the his new team. The 31 year old signed on a temporary basis from Russian outfit Spartak Moscow on the last day of the Transfer Window leaving the majority of Gooners world over surprised. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was originally on the hunt for a striker to cover for Frenchman Olivier Giroud, but with no deals in the offing he had to satiate his requirements with the 108 cap Sweden international.

Kallstrom rose to prominence after moving to Ligue 1 giants Olympique Lyonnais in the summer of 2006. The Swede left France in 2012 to join Spartak Moscow having won six pieces of silverware while at Lyon. The two time Ligue 1 winner has found playing time hard to come by this season after starting just six of his clubs 19 League games so far.  His move to England came as a big surprise as central midfield was not supposedly a position which Wenger wanted to strengthen. His new team’s frailties on top have been rather better publicised and it was widely expected that a striker would be the only addition to an already strong Arsenal squad, but now that the move is confirmed you do not need to look far to find out why the normally shrewd Arsene Wenger signed him. Central midfield pair Abou Diaby and Aaron Ramsey are injured while Mathieu Flamini is suspended for three matches after a two footed lunge on Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin. Mikel Arteta is also suspended for Arsenal’s next Champion League match, which incidentally is a home clash against Bayern Munich. With Jack Wilshere also quite injury prone it is easy to understand why Kallstrom, with all his top tier experience was signed.

But unfortunately for Arsene Wenger, reports coming from various sources have indicated that the Swede has hurt himself while training with his team mates for the very first time, and if this is true, the Gunners may just as well curse their luck as they pray to go all the way in Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup.

Media reports indicate that Kallstrom will be out for a minimum of 2, quite possibly 3 months, and it remains to be seen if Arsenal decide to keep Kallstrom, or terminate his loan prematurely as a result of the injury.