Kim Kallstrom was left to rue Arsenal's bad luck after making his first-team debut against Swansea City on Tuesday night.
The Sweden international came off the bench with 11 minutes left, shortly after two goals in a minute from Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud had turned a losing position into a winning one.
But with seconds remaining a ricochet off Mathieu Flamini earned Swansea a 2-2 draw and tainted an otherwise positive night for Kallstrom.
"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"
"We had some bad luck on the late goal," he said. "It's hard to analyse so close after the game. The ball has bounced on our keeper, defender and midfielder, it's just bad luck. We did well to get the game back to 2-1, and we are all disappointed with the result.
"For me, it felt really good coming on. 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 and the last minutes of the match."
Kallstrom had to wait a while for his debut after joining Arsenal at the end of January, and he wants to make up for lost time.
"It's a very high level and I'm really looking forward to contributing to Arsenal," he said. "It was a special moment for me making my debut for this great club."
"It's only good players here in the Premier League. There is a lot of quality, that is immediately obvious. It's high speed and tough play, which I like."
With thanks to Expressen
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