Kim Kallstrom
Kim Kallstrom

Kim Kallstrom

Swedish international Kim Kallstrom joined Arsenal from Russian side Spartak Moscow on a six-month loan deal in January 2014.

Kim began his senior career with spells at BK Hacken and Djurgardens IF before he was signed by French club Rennes in 2002.

Kim Kallstrom Profile

Born August 24, 1982
Sandviken, Sweden
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 29
Previous Club(s) BK Hacken, Djurgardens, Rennes, Lyon, Spartak Moscow

After spending two season with Rennes he was signed by Lyon where made 204 appearances, scored 17 goals and won a number of honours including he Ligue 1 title twice (2006/07, 2007/08), the French National Cup twice (2008, 2012) and the French Super Cup twice (2007, 2008). He was also a regular in the Uefa Champions League, helping Lyon to the semi-final of the competition in 2009/10.

Vastly experienced at international level, the midfielder was part of his country’s squads at four major tournaments - the European Championships in 2004, 2008 and 2012, and the 2006 World Cup.

Kim Kallstrom's Arsenal Career

  Prem Lge Europe FA Cup Lge Cup Total
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2013-2014 1 + 1 0 0 0 0 + 1 0 0 0 1 + 2 0
Total 1 + 1 0 0 0 0 + 1 0 0 0 1 + 2 0

My Year

  • 2013/14

February

A back injury kept Kim out of action for the duration of February.

March

Kim recovered from a back injury in March and made his Arsenal debut as a late substitute against Swansea City. "For me, it felt really good coming on," he said. "I had a lot of time with the ball, I had some clean passes. I was involved and I'm just pleased to be out there playing. "It's exciting, and it's like a dream come true to play for Arsenal in the Premier League. I'm just unhappy my debut didn't end in a win. Everything felt good for me, obviously except their last goal in the last minutes of the match."