Swedish international Kim Kallstrom has joined Arsenal from Russian club Spartak Moscow on loan until the end of the season according to the BBC.

The 31-year-old midfielder will be a welcome addition to the Gunners who are without the injured Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere, while Mathieu Flamini is suspended for the next three games.

Wenger said: “He has proven quality at both club and international level. We welcome Kim to Arsenal.”

Kallstrom talking about the move said: “Arsenal is an amazing club with a lot of great players and a coach who has done really well here for a long time.

“I am so pleased to come here to learn as much as possible. I’m here to do my best for Arsenal and to help out the team, so we can achieve good results for the last part of the season.”

Kallstrom joined the Russian outfit in 2012 after having played for six years in France Ligue 1 for Lyon helping the club reach the Champions League semi-final in 2010, and while perhaps not the big name signings that Gooners were looking for he is certainly a capable player to have available to bolster the midfield attack.