Kim Kallstrom has been speaking about the possibility of returning to Arsenal despite his loan spell coming to an end.
The Swedish midfielder moved to the Emirates Stadium in January, and despite Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger suggesting he would not be playing in North London next season, Kallstrom does not appear to have given up on that possibility.
In an interview with Fotbollskanalen, the 31-year-old said of talks between him and Arsenal at the end of the campaign, “We talked a lot, but of course it stays between us.
“They were very happy with my performance and what I was there to do so it felt good.”
Kallstrom made just four appearances for the Gunners after injury postponed his debut following his loan move from Spartak Moscow.
But despite Wenger saying earlier this month that, “He is on loan, so he belongs to Moscow and will go back to Moscow,” there could be a twist in the tale.
When asked about the possibility of moving permanently to Arsenal, Kallstrom said, “We’ll see. It was a very good experience, but you’ve been in this business as long as I have so I think we’ll have to see what happens.
“Everyone knows that now is a period in which a lot can happen and the last word has not been spoken yet.”
And with that cryptic comment, it seems Kallstrom’s future may not be as clear-cut as first thought.
He played perfectly well during his time at Arsenal, but did he really warrant a permanent move, given his age and the likelihood that Wenger will sign a number of new (and young) players this summer?
Stranger things have happened. Like Kallstrom arriving on loan in the first place.