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Kallstrom waiting on future

Swedish midfielder Kim Kallstrom is not ruling out a return to Arsenal following the end of his loan spell at the Emirates Stadium.

Kallstrom joined Arsenal from Spartak Moscow before the January transfer window closed, but a back problem prevented the 31-year-old from making his debut until the end of March.

He made four appearances in total during his time with Arsene Wenger's side, with his only start coming in a 3-1 Premier League win at home over West Ham in mid-April.

The former Lyon midfielder believes Arsenal were happy with his contribution and he is now waiting to see what the future holds after returning to Spartak.

"We talked a lot, but of course it stays between us," Kallstrom told fotbollskanalen.se.

"They were very happy with my performance and what I was there to do so it felt good."

Regarding a permanent move, Kallstrom added: "We'll see. It was a very good experience, but you've been in this business as long as I have so I think we'll have to see what happens.

"I have a year left on my contract in Russia, so it is what it is now until something else happens.

"Everyone knows that now is a period in which a lot can happen and the last word has not been spoken yet.

"I was an Arsenal player until last June. But Spartak's a very nice club and I enjoyed working there so it will be a continuation, which is a very good option too."