Spartak Moscow agree to share costs of Kallstrom rehabilitation


Arsenal new-boy Kim Kallstrom’s parent club have agreed to share the cost of the Swede’s rehabilitation after it was confirmed that he won’t be available until early March.

Kallstrom was Arsene Wenger’s only signing in the January transfer window and was intended to provide cover while Aaron Ramsey (thigh), Jack Wilshere (ankle) and Mathieu Flamini (suspended) were absent from the Arsenal midfield.

However, the 31-year-old injured his back on Tuesday while playing beach football during Spartak’s pre-season tour in Abu Dhabi.

Despite telling the Arsenal medical team of his injury upon arrival at London Colney, the club opted to sign him with Russian giants Spartak agreeing to share the costs of his three-week long rehabilitation.

‘First of all it’s very difficult to identify a player, who can come in, of that stature and then we made a medical (check) of his back and we found out he had a little micro-fracture”, said Wenger.

“Then Spartak Moscow accepted to share the costs – as long as he’s injured they will pay – and we had a decision to make. We could take nobody or Kallstrom and it went through on Friday at five o’clock.”

Kallstrom will miss Arsenal’s key February fixtures in which they face Liverpool twice, Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Sunderland.

Key points of Kallstrom deal:

*Arsenal didn’t pay a loan fee for the 31-year-old.

*Spartak have agreed to pay the first six weeks of Kallstrom’s wages.

*The Russian side have also agreed to split the costs of his rehabilitation.

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7 years ago

Well, that makes every thing okay then…. does it… lol.

7 years ago

Makes sense to me and we will need experience at the tail end of the season.

The issue is we did not sign anyone else but looks like a difficult market to operate in as a number of clubs struggled.

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