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Arsenal to dump signing Kallstrom

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Kallstrom in action for Sweden earlier in the season
Kallstrom in action for Sweden earlier in the season

Arsenal are ready to offload their only January signing after just one day, according to multiple media reports.

Swedish midfielder Kim Kallstrom signed on loan from Spartak Moscow on deadline day as the Gunners' only piece of business. After a move for Schalke's Julian Draxler failed to materialise.

The Arsenal hierarchy were aware of Kallstroms back injury before they made the move to sign him, but it is now feared he could miss up to six weeks.

And the Sun on Sunday suggest that that devastating news has prompted the Arsenal top brass to scour Kallstrom's contract to try and find a way of sending him back to Russia.

The 31-year-old made Gunners officials aware of his discomfort prior to his medical but a subsequent MRI scan showed no damage.

Wenger is already without Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott through injury. while Mathieu Flamini is suspended for the next three games.

The news of the Kallstrom setback leaves Wenger painfully short heading into a crunch period of the season.