Arsene Wenger has described loan signing Kim Kallstrom as ‘marvellous’ and intimated he’s ready to use the Swedish international from the start in future games.
The 31-year-old midfielder, who signed on loan from Spartak Moscow on deadline day in January, made his long awaited debut off the bench against Swansea impressing with his portfolio of passes and as a physical presence in the centre of the park.
Speaking to Arsenal Player about the experienced Swede, Wenger had nothing but good things to say:
“I’m convinced that he can be important for starting or coming on in the games because he has the experience, he has quality and his attitude is fantastic.
“He has an absolutely fantastic attitude. He’s a credit to the job because of his attitude, his focus and his determination. He works hard, he’s helpful and he’s marvellous.”
The boss also had warm words for captain Thomas Vermaelen who looks set to continue in the centre of defence in the absence of Laurent Koscielny.
“We know Thomas has paid a heavy price for having Laurent and Per who worked well together but he has an opportunity to show how good he is and I’m sure he will take it.”