If you close your eyes and picture Julian Draxler as eleven years older, Swedish and with a couple umlauts in his last name, you'd get Kim Källström. Right? No?
Sweden international Kim Kallstrom has joined @Arsenal on loan until the end of the season: http://t.co/P5isQ4Z9tj #WelcomeKim #DeadlineDay— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 31, 2014
OK, well it's something, and the move for the Swedish international will give Arsene Wenger more options as he navigates this midfielder injury crisis that's afflicted his squad as of late.
With Aaron Ramsey out for up to six weeks with a knee injury, along with Jack Wilshere (ankle) and Mathieu Flamini (intelligence) out, Wenger's options to spell Mikel Arteta as the deep-lying midfielder were terribly thin. Källström's arrival helps ease the club as they nurse back the fallen players to proper health and allows management the option of keeping Flamini on the bench, where he rightfully belongs unless everyone else gets hurt again and we're stuck fielding him or a half-dead donkey signed from the mean streets of Zagreb.
All that said, welcome to the club, Kim, and hopefully you're able to create some positive memories here.