Although Kim Kallstrom’s loan spell at Arsenal is all but over, but the swede remains hopeful of a permanent switch to the Emirates Stadium. According to the Daily Express.
The Sweden international joined Arsenal from Russian club Spartak Moscow on a six-month loan deal on deadline day in January – manager Arsene Wenger’s only piece of business during the new year period.
A fractured back kept Kallstrom, 31, on the sidelines until March, but he finally made his debut for the Gunners in the 2-2 home draw with Swansea City and went onto make a further three appearances during his time with the club.
Earlier this month, Wenger confirmed it was unlikely that Kallstrom would still be at Arsenal next season, but the former Lyon and Rennes midfielder is remaining optimistic despite the uncertainty over his future.
“We talked a lot, but of course it stays between us,” said Kallstrom.
“They were very happy with my performance and what I was there to do so it felt good.”
When asked about the possibility of a permanent move to Arsenal, Kallstrom told fotbollskanalen.se:
“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.
“I have a year left on my contract in Russia, so it is what it is now until something else happens.
“Everyone knows that now is a period in which a lot can happen and the last word has not been spoken yet.
“I was an Arsenal player until last June. But Spartak’s a very nice club and I enjoyed working there so it will be a continuation, which is a very good option too.”