Kim Kallstrom has completed an Arsenal medical and is set to finalize a loan move until the end of the season.
Arsene Wenger decided to reinforce his central midfield after learning that Aaron Ramsey is out for up to six weeks following a training ground injury sustained to his thigh injury on Monday.
Blaise Matuidi was Wenger's No.1 target but the France international has decided to extend his Paris Saint-Germain contract. The Arsenal boss then turned to Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin, but was put off by the high price put on the midfielder.
Wenger eventually sanctioned a move for Kallstrom and the 31-year-old arrived at Arsenal's London Colney training base on Friday for personal talks and to undergo a medical, which he has now passed.