Spartak Moscow midfielder Kim Kallstrom has emerged as a genuine transfer deadline day target for Arsenal.
Many expected the club to end months of speculation and seal a deal for Schalke’s Julian Draxler but that seems to have hit the rocks.
And this has been the overall reaction to the shock move among the Gunners faithful:
£70million in the pot. Final chance for a push to realistically secure our first trophy in 9 years. End up with Kim Kallstrom. #AFC
— MC (@MattChReport) January 31, 2014
Kim Kallstrom? Seriously? Ranks up there with Park and Silvestre as most bizarre and uninspiring transfer ever. 6 years too late!
— Edd Scicluna (@eddscicluna) January 31, 2014
Kim Kallstrom?? is this some kind of sick joke? How much is Kanye West charging us to loan his wife?
— The Gooner4life (@gooner4life_uk) January 31, 2014
Arsenal are gonna buy Kim Kallstrom! Is Wenger still playing Championship Manager 01/02? Sign Mark Kerr while you're at it.
— Rob Beckett (@robbeckettcomic) January 31, 2014
But we’re not so sure that they should be reacting with so much disgust.
If anyone hasn’t seen Kallstrom in action, maybe performances like these have persuaded Arsene Wenger to move for the Swede: