The January transfer window finally came to an end last night with Arsenal doing some business.
Emmanuel Frimpong leaves permanently for Barnsley. Out of favour Ju-young Park is sent on loan to Watford. Nico Yennaris also leaves permanently. Sad that his Arsenal dreams never materialise. Bendtner refuses Turkey move for Arsenal striker-less-ness.
The fans were more interested in the players that will come in. The media had wetted our appetite with Schalke’s Draxler but it was never to be. Maybe summer, maybe never. He is 20 and spending over 30m is un-wengerly.
Following Ramsey’s 6 weeks setback, Flamini’s suspension, Wilshere’s niggling injury, Diaby’s contract with Injury FC, Wenger opted to rent a replacement from Russia.
31 year old Swedish international, Kim Kallstrom joined Arsenal from Spartak Moscow on a 6 months loan deal. The midfielder will act as cover to Arsenal’s midfield.
With an eye for goal, a cultured left foot, free kick specialist and versatility, the Swede will be handy in the trophy chase. Gooner daily has 10 things you need to know about Kim.
From Berbatov to Vucinic to Klose, we have been linked but it was never to be. We must take solace with Kim’s loan and flee from ranting abuses and disbelief on social media.
We hope that Giroud stays fit and his deputy, Bendtner lives above our expectations when called on. He may score that deciding goal.
In all, Welcome Kim Kallstrom. Let’s finish Stronger than we started.
Come on you gunners.