While we may only just be approaching June, it won’t be long until Arsenal, alongside every other top-flight team, are back in pre-season training. By the time that happens, it’s a fair assumption to say that their squad will probably look a little bit different. Unai Emery is already starting to make his mark at the Emirates, and the exciting thing is that this is only the beginning of what will hopefully be a long and exhilarating journey.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed on-loan midfielder Kim Kallstrom could feature in Arsenal’s FA Cup quarter-final clash against Everton, after the Swedish international is said to be ‘close to being fit’.
Kallstrom, 31, joined Arsenal from Spartak Moscow on loan on deadline day at the end of January, but hasn’t featured as he was signed with an injury that was to keep him out for two months.
Despite knowing about the injury, the club didn’t have any other targets lined up, so they decided to sign him as they perceived him to be useful for when the fixtures pile up around this time of the season.
Arsenal midfielder Kim Kallstrom, currently on loan from Spartak Moscow is unavailable for selection, after a scan during his medical revealed he has a back problem which is in need of being addressed. However, manager Arsene Wenger still okayed the deal for him to sign for the Gunners, and now they have another crocked midfielder to add to the list.
The Swedish international, 31, made 10 league appearances for Spartak this season, but hasn’t featured since the 8th of December. He’s also been in and out of the side in recent weeks before his departure.
Don’t panic! Arsenal are sending Jack Wilshere to Sweden for medical attention. Arsene Wenger is desperate to get the talented youngster back and fully fit for the start of next season. Wilshere, voted Arsenal’s player of the season last year, has failed to feature this season and he would be like a new signing if we could get him back.
Arsenal have released a statement which tells us, “Jack Wilshere is continuing to recover very well from the injury to his right ankle. However, his rehabilitation has seen a long-standing slight issue with his Patella tendon in his left knee flare up.