Kim Kallstrom: I've a lot more to give, my time at Arsenal was 'fun'

Kim Kallstrom, Andreas Granqvist, Sweden

Former Arsenal loanee Kim Kallstrom has been discussing his brief time at the club.

Kim Kallstrom's time at Arsenal ended with the team winning the FA Cup, but on a personal level it must have been frustrating.

Injury restricted the Swede to making only three Premier League appearances, unable to feature until six weeks into his loan spell.

Now back at Spartak Moscow, Kallstrom played a key role in their 4-0 win over Rubin Kazan on the first day of the Russian Premier League season last week, setting up a goal in the victory.

At 31, he says he has plenty more to offer even at international level, and has been inspired by his time at Arsenal.

In an interview covered by Eurosport Sweden he says he wants to feature at Euro 2016: "I played from the start in the two (friendly) matches last summer and it felt good, we have an exciting qualifying ahead. I still think I have a lot to contribute.

He adds of his spell with the Gunners: "It was exciting, instructive and interesting. It was fun to experience one of the biggest clubs in the world and play with the best players and experience Wenger, who is perhaps one of the best managers in the world."

The main slight on Kallstrom being signed at Arsenal seemed to be that he was not a striker, as fans had desperately wanted to see brought in on deadline day. 

Instead he was a midfielder who it was announced had an injury which would keep him out for weeks, it made it almost farcical.

In his limited showings, Kallstrom did enough to show he was certainly a player with plenty of talent, as his reputation suggested, but the signing just did not work out as desired.

He did leave with an FA Cup winners medal however, scoring a penalty in the semi-final shootout - had he missed it, 'fun' may not have been the adjective the former Lyon star used with which to reflect on his time at the club.

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