Arsenal star surprised to have even signed for the Gunners

4360259 (1)There are some wry smiles here in the Football Transfer Tavern after the Daily Star claimed that an Arsenal January signing was surprised the club were even interested in him.

Kim Kallstrom has spoken out about his shock loan move from Spartak Moscow to the Gunners and admitted that even he did not understand why Arsene Wenger showed an interest in him.

As our punters note, we can understand this, and in the tavern we certainly spent a fair few weeks trying to work out exactly why Wenger bought in a player who was supposed to provide cover for injured players, but was crocked himself!

Kallstrom spoke out and claimed: “It was bewildering (joining Arsenal) to say the least. It went very quickly.

“Then everyone at Arsenal took care of me very well, it’s been great care and rehabilitation.

“Everything has been well managed and I have received good care and rehabilitation. It has gone very well.

“It was surprising. It was nothing I had expected. Of course I was surprised.

“I’ve had a good career, they needed an experienced player and I fit the profile and took the opportunity.”

As our punters note, Wenger has not exactly gotten the best out of the injured player and we cannot see the loan spell extending past the summer, when we expect Arsenal to bring in at least a couple of players of a world class calibre.

Does the signing of Kim Kallstrom go down as one of Arsene Wenger’s strangest signings? Let us know your thoughts below.

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