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PICTURE: Arsenal's Kim Kallstrom back in Russia

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Arsenal loanee Kim Kallstrom has returned temporarily to Russia.

Injured Arsenal signing Kim Kallstrom has temporarily flown back to Russia as he recuperates from injury.

The 108-time Swedish capped international midfielder sealed a deadline day loan move from Spartak Moscow, only for it to be announced a day later he would be out of action for weeks with a back injury.

Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet snapped him at Sheremetyevo Airport, but were unable to get an interview out of him as Kallstrom told them he had been told not to talk.

He did however reveal he would be back in London shortly, not expected to be back in Russia for long.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger remarkably admitted on Sunday he would not have signed the Swedish midfielder had he had more time left in the transfer window:

""But it was 5pm on Friday night, so it was a case of sign him or nobody. We might need the players in March or April, you know, so it is a security and a free loan. We think four weeks is the best-case scenario; four to six weeks. The injury was an accident.

"Of course there's a possibility, like there is for every player, that he does not actually play for Arsenal but there is also the chance he scores a wining goal that's vitally important. We will only know if we're right or wrong at the end of the season."

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