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Wenger admits to knowing of Kallstrom injury


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By Andrew Tuft

Monday 03 February 2014

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted he knew Kim Kallstrom had a back injury but decided to sign the midfielder on loan regardless, Sky Sports has reported.


Kim Kallstrom


Kallstrom was the Gunners’ only January signing, joining from Spartak Moscow, but it transpired that the experienced Sweden international was injured a few days before joining the Premier League leaders.


“The earliest he could be available would be the end of February and the latest would be mid-March,” Wenger said after Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday.


Arsenal dispatched Palace through an Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain brace to move two points clear of Manchester City and five clear of Chelsea, who play each other at the Etihad Stadium on Monday evening.


“We have to establish the real truth about this story. He arrived here and fell on his back two days before,” Wenger added.


“First of all it's very difficult to identify a player, who can come in, of that stature and then we made a medical (check) of his back and we found out he had a little micro-fracture. We have all played with micro-fractures.


“Then Spartak Moscow accepted to share the costs - as long as he's injured they will pay - and we had a decision to make.”


Wenger confirmed he pushed through the transfer because the winter deadline was only hours away and did not want to end the month without a new signing.


“I decided to do it because we might, because of the number of games we have now in February, need the players in March or April. There is a possibility [that he may not play], but as well there is the possibility that he scores us the winning goal that might be vitally important.


“At some stage in our job you have to make a decision. Are you wrong or right? You will only know at the end of the season.”


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