Kim Kallstrom completes Arsenal medical ahead of loan move

Kim Kallstrom has completed an Arsenal medical and is set to finalise a loan move until the end of the season.

The Spartak Moscow midfielder was shown around the club's training base on Friday morning while his representatives finalised a loan deal, as Arsène Wenger moves to strengthen his midfield options in the wake of Aaron Ramsey's injury setback.

Ramsey, the club's best player over the first half of the season, suffered a recurrence of his thigh problem when he returned to training earlier in the week and Wenger says that he will not now count on him for six weeks. Ramsey picked up the original injury at West Ham United on Boxing Day.

With Mathieu Flamini banned for three matches after his sending-off at Southampton on Tuesday and Jack Wilshere struggling with yet another ankle knock, albeit a minor one on this occasion, Wenger has turned to Kallstrom, who he knows will bring top-level experience, work ethic and quality on the ball, not to mention ability at set pieces. The 31-year-old, previously of Djurgardens, Rennes and Lyon, has 98 caps for Sweden.