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Swedish midfielder Kim Kallstrom has joined Arsenal on loan from Spartak Moscow until the end of the season.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger made a late move for the 31-year-old after Aaron Ramsey suffered a setback in his recovery from a thigh injury.

Kallstrom said: ‘Arsenal is an amazing club with a lot of great players and a coach who has done really well here for a long time. I am so pleased to come here to learn as much as possible.

‘I’m here to do my best for Arsenal and to help out the team, so we can achieve good results for the last part of the season.’

Wenger – who could also land veteran Germany striker Miroslav Klose – said: ‘Kim Kallstrom is a hugely-experienced player. He is a midfielder with proven quality at both club and international level. We welcome Kim to Arsenal.’

The news comes on the same day as manager Arsene Wenger confirmed that Julian Draxler won’t be moving to north London this month.

Wenger is also lining up Germany’s veteran striker Miroslav Klose in a short-term deal from Lazio and Juventus centre forward Fabio Quagliarella, 31, is also on the radar.

A delegation were over in Germany to try and sort out a deal for the 20-year-old but baulked at the £37million asking price.

The clubs were also haggling over the structure of the payments – with Schalke demanding a large percentage of the fee be paid up front.

Club doctor Gary O’Driscoll is on stand-by to fly to Germany to complete Draxler’s medical ahead of Friday’s deadline.

With injuries to Ramsey, Theo Walcott, who is out for the rest of the season and Jack Wilshere, who is doubtful for Palace with an ankle injury, Wenger was keen to shore up his midfield to help maintain Arsenal’s title challenge.

Kallstrom comes with immense experience. The Sweden international was at Lyon for six years and has 108 caps for his country. The move has cost the club a small fee.

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