Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Kallstrom picks up injury in first training session

Reports that Kim Kallstrom has picked up an injury in his first training session for the club have been confirmed to be true, but suggestions that he could miss two or three months appear to be premature.

The story broke via the Swedish media who said that the midfielder could be sidelined for a significant period of his loan spell, but the BBC’s David Orstein has since Tweeted:

 

It would be just typical if he was out for a longer period, but let’s wait and see if there’s any official confirmation from the club before going crazy.

Also, if he is out, are the people who said he was a terrible signing and is of no use whatsoever allowed to complain?!

Quite the conundrum, let’s hope it’s not as serious as first suggested.

Update: The Mirror says it’s not a new injury, he arrived with it and hasn’t yet trained with the club. Which is odd because there are quotes, supposedly from Arsenal Communications Director, Mark Gonella, which seem to suggest it happened in training.

So, he was either signed with a short-term problem which we knew about and went ahead anyway with the loan deal, only to blame a training injury when it’s revealed it’s worse than we thought. Or something else has gone on.

Weird, weird, weird.

Futher update: The Gonella quotes on the AftonBladet (link above) website now say that the club knew he was injured when he signed.

Weirder, weirder, weirder.

 

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Chair

got to be shitting me

Swish

I want to bemoan our luck, but I can’t stop laughing. Just had to translate this news into Portugues for Brasilian mom in law who doesn’t speak a word of English, or like football for that matter (I know, Brasillian who doesn’t like footy?). Anyway, even she laughed at this.

I’ll end this with the same translation.

Tipico.

Heroldgoon

Its now reported by the same [email protected] that we signed him knowing he had a back injury so it didn’t happen in trainning it happened way before we even signed him. will miss 6 games and by that time ramsey will be back anyway

so i ask wtf was Wenger doing? This guy dumbfounds me at times…HAHAHAHAHA

Dracular

Said it before, Wenger is sometimes the problem of this team. Did the transfer window just opened last night? While I don’t blame the poor Kim for this injury, buying earlier in the transfer window would have allowed us to get someone else in case something like this happened.

Miranda

Did he develop this niggle after the medical? While getting dressed? I mean, he hasn’t played or even trained for ages because of Spartak’s long winter breark. Shades of poor Sanogo, who seems to have got his crippling back problem within five minutes of joining us. Perhaps our medical team are so accustomed to injuries they pass everyone who’s still able to walk as being perfectly fit.

Not sure why I’m laughing. Hysteria, I guess. Still, at least I can’t blame Wenger for overplaying him.

thatleftfootedprince

hehehehehe…….hehe..he….(makes a serious face) When Arsene signed him he got a lot of stick(Arsene) and the next day kim gets injured,and now he may not feature this season at all!hehehehe…….gutted for wenger.

ryanisagooner

unfuckingbelievable.

Heroldgoon

Soon this will be the no.1 rule

“To pass An Arsenal medical you have to fail it”

(just to be sure you are Arsenal material)

emre

spot fucking on!

thatleftfootedprince

You what would be unbelieveable,Imagine arsenal players sitting in the treatment room(the whole team that we have injured)reading arsenal updates on their phone cheering their team #teamspirit#onlyatarsenal

Fahim Hussain

What is it with us and injuries!? For hope he and the rest of the squad recover godspeed.

P. S. Jan Aage Fjortoft just tweeted saying Bayern stopped the deal coz they want Draxler in the summer. Fuck Bayern.

Rambö

Bayern seems more like the German equal to Manchester City every day it seems. They buy EVERYTHING, and therefore it’s no wonder that they’re the best team in Germany. It annoys me.
Also, I’d reckon he’d be on the bench a lot if he goes to Bayern due to the fact that they’ve got a lot of top tier players.

Swish

With Robben and Ribery entering into the twilights of their careers, it would appear that if he made the switch, he’d only be on the bench for a year whilst being integrated into their setup.

Honestly, it makes sense and there would be a lot of pull for him going that way. Hopefully, it’s all bollocks.

Rambö

I didn’t really think of that to be honest, but it makes sense, so I guess you’re right.
That being said, I still hope we can somehow (And maybe miraculously) capture Draxler in the summer. It would be quite nice.

revneville

Who cares about Jan Aage Fjortoft? He was right about Özil, otherwise he’s jut chatting shit.

revneville

errata: just

Chair

Regardless if it’s true or not, I don’t see Draxler coming at ours. In the summer every big club will be after him, and despite us having a bit of money, we still can’t really compete with others when it comes to superstars.

GP

So he gets to recover in lovely London town while we pay his wages.. Smells like a dirty Russian scam to me!

In all seriousness though, this is unbelievably unlucky if reports aren’t wide of the mark. Wenger must be wondering what he’s done to deserve that!

Alex Cutter

“Wenger must be wondering what he’s done to deserve that!”

Other than waiting until the last minute to sigh a 31 year old? Is that what you mean?

reality

LoL, do we practice on broken glass?

Ebouefan

No, we do it in a firing range.

Heroldgoon

Think London Colney must have been built off The Ninja Warrior blueprints…

Chair

I’ve heard talk that Colney is built on an ancient Indian burial site.

Henners

I can’t help but laugh

Az Ahmed

It’s either laugh or cry. Ridiculous. The guy hasn’t even played a game.

Arsene nose

Yeah.. Kim K, how dare you choose to get injured

Ricky

Shit… Oh well, Spurs are losing atm 🙂

Arzik07

Fucking hell..

Tim

These things happen when you have such a thin squad and you don’t get enough depth to cover the large number of games and the inevitable injuries that occur in the season as long and as physical as extended competition in the EPL, Champions League, and FA Cup.

Young Gooner

I can’t relate a thin squad and injury. Why thin squad can make a player injured?
Joke aside, Kim was brought to cover for injured players to fill the gap, but he is then injured. We cannot say we did not get enough depth. He was brought for the reason. Unfortunately, luck and Arsenal just can’t get along so well

RobSchneiderDerp

I am sure we will all have a good laugh about this with him after he scores the winning goal that delivers us the title. That is reasonable to hope for right? RIGHT?

boyodaprof

I don’t even know whether to laugh or cry.

Sigh

Just sigh:(

Swish

Both, cry with laughter.

Jesper

nothing… Sanogo! nothing… nothing… nothing… Flamini! nothing… Sanogo injured! nothing… nothing… ÖZIL!?!?

nothing… nothing… nothing… nothing… Ramsey, Wilshere, Flamini out, nothing… Källström!? Injured.

Az Ahmed

Erm…. err… hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm……… WHAT?

Muse

You couldn’t make it up. Only at Arsenal.

Feel for the guy if he’s out for long. He genuinely looks like a nice man who was relishing the chance of playing for Arsenal.

Let’s do it for Kim! (I’m joking here if you can’t sense it)

Momo

Cracking up

not a proffesional footballer

I’m actually laughing at the irony really, haha

personally it probably is nothing serious. maybe. i hope so.

yugooner

I wonder if Arsenal players do to tend to get injured more than other teams’ players. There seems to be some sentiment that this is true, but I’d like to read a proper study on this. If it is in fact true, then what could be the reason?

GöönerFööl

Or, conversely, our physios are some of the best in the world and every athlete prone to anything ranging from ingrown toenails to self-defenestration flock to The Arsenal for some of that sweet, sweet bedside manner.

Who’s that team they call the Arsenal?! With the physios we all adore?!
We’re the boys in red and white! And my hamstring’s kinda tight
Hey what are those blue pills for! What they for!? What they for??!
Hey what are those blue pills foooooor! I’ll take four! I’ll take four!

fasth15

Here’s an intresting read, done about a year and a half ago, from Arsenal Report on the subject:
http://www.arsenalreport.com/editorial/misfortune-myth-or-neglect-arsenals-injury-problems-investigated/

Az Ahmed

Extremely fascinating!

Enda

Flies in on red eye, trains immediately, back spasms up. Not the first time it has happened.

Olatunde Lagos Gooner

just disgusting.

Kim

“Also, if he is out, are the people who said he was a terrible signing and is of no use whatsoever allowed to complain?!”

No, they’re not allowed.

mimir

Got to wonder if something is seriously wrong with our training methods. Is the doctor we hired from WHU still busy with diaby clones?

Couch

more time for the youngsters then I personally want to see more of Zelalem.

Witoldo

Too soon.

ThaatArsenalGuy

you couldn’t make this shit up

N5ARMY

He’s a gooner now, so whatever you thought of our deadline day/transfer performance, let’s love him and pray he gets back soon. More players in the squad the better. And whoever you are- if you wear the cannon we support you.

GunnAlex

Well at least we know he is a true Arsenal player.

Heroldgoon

So that twat still has his voo-doo doll?

Great just great!

ayo

Am not suprised.. its all because of wenger stupidity and hardedness.. if this guy had a proper medical with d physios they might have detected it but the situation where the self righteous arsen made late signings that doesnt require proper medical procedure leads to waste of time nd money nd team downfall.. I love arsen but this are things I hate about him.

silentstan

you dont even know how he got injured and yet to blame the club and physios. pillock

ayo

Am sure a back injury is not wat is common in training, its sure he was carrying it prior to his signing for us. maybe kos fough a kunfu with him to test his freekick skills.. moron.

AngryGooner

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GreekTragedy

Bit of a weird pondering. Do fans who aren’t happy about the signing have a right to complain? No, of course not. That would be fucking rediculous.

voldermort

Can’t help but laugh when I read this. We really do want to make things tough for ourselves.

TTT

hope you have another saved game Arsene, restart Championship Manager

King_bilo

Why would we sign an injured player for cover??.

特别的人

Fucks SAKE, HOW MUCH HAVE WE INVESTED INTO PROPER TRAINERS, EXERCISE ROUTINES AND FACILITIES FOR INJURIES TO HAPPEN IN FREAKING TRAINING? HE’S MORPHING INTO DIABY, please send help…

gunnerman

Sonogo is morphing into Diaby.

triple j

Kim possible..

Riyan

This. Is. RIDICULOUS.

godonner

Fuck me just our luck and in other news frimpong has just bein sent off on debut

shuggietodd

Time for Steve Bould to dust off his boots I think…. Seriously, don’t know whether to laugh or cry….

Mookie

Even the football gods are against us

phil

what the fuck!

shuggietodd

The Mirror reckons that the injury story isn’t true, well he has a niggle, but it wasn’t picked up in training. Hoping this is true:
“Arsenal insiders have dismissed claims from Sweden that new boy Kim Kallstrom was injured in his first training session. Reports from Scandanavia had claimed that the 31-year-old midfielder had sustained an injury and faced a three month lay-off. But MirrorFootball can reveal Kallstrom HASN’T trained yet with his new team-mates because he arrived in England with a minor back problem.”

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/arsenal-new-boy-kim-kallstrom-3101628#ixzz2s5LmTAWt
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shuggietodd

Sorry about the links. They didn’t appear to be there when I was about to post. I wish I could edit them out….

shuggietodd

Whoever downthumbed this, should feel embarrassed as the link I drew attention to was correct.

Comedian

2014 has been a bitch on injury front.

Perry S.

lol. that’s my only sentiment, because that’s how retarded this is.

vigoshu

Christopher Nolan to direct a movie on arsenal’s luck

Ken

The drama! The emotion! lol

mike

WHAT in the fuck

Heroldgoon

Back injury?? must be due to the sheer weight of expectation crushing down on him.

*i need my coat*

SoqedHozi

Colney was built on a pagan burial ground clearly.

shuggietodd

Haha! Frimpong’s just been sent off, half an hour into his Barnsley debut!

WizardOfOzil

Kimplausible that this should happen.

Amusa

I honestly thought this was a joke.
I kept looking for it till the end 🙁

shuggietodd

It’s not all bad news today. Spurs and Man Utd both losing.

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