Swedish international set to sign on loan for Arsenal, but Scandinavian journalists have reservations about certain aspects of his game.
With Kim Kallstrom in line to be the only arrival at the Emirates this transfer deadline day, plenty of Arsenal fans were left scratching their heads and asking: 'Who ?.
Even Piers Morgan was unsure of the player's history and quality, going public with his disdain for the move.
Kim 'who are you?' Kallstrom is at Arsenal's training ground. It's not a joke, he really is our Deadline Day signing. I feel nauseous. #Afc— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 31, 2014
Delving deeper into Kallstrom's past would perhaps have placated Morgan somewhat, with the Swede having won an impressive 108 caps for the Scandinavian country, scoring 16 goals.
He also won two Ligue 1 titles during his long spell in France with Lyon, with a couple of Coupe de France wins thrown in, the last of which was in 2012.
Signing for Spartak after that season for €3 million, he has spent 18 months in Russia and has appeared in 12 games this year for the Moscow outfit.
But to get an even more in depth idea of the player, perhaps it is better to listen out to what Nordic journalists are saying about Sweden's leading midfielder.
Former Swindon and Norway striker Jan Aage Fjortoft and Swedish sports journalist Erik Nivas have been discussing Kallstrom over Twitter, and though they have good things to say, they also highlighted perceived weaknesses.
@JanAageFjortoft Good vision, great left foot, sound attitude and temperament -but questionmarks re his mobility and ability to change pace.— Erik Niva (@ErikNiva) January 31, 2014
Whether Kallstrom can be successful at Arsenal in the Premier League - arguably the most frantic and relentless league in the world - only time will tell, but it seems like good sense for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to line up a loan deal rather than a permanent transfer.
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