PICTURES: Swedish star finally makes Arsenal debut

Kim Kallstrom crop

Kim Kallstrom, the Gunners' sole January signing, made his long overdue debut for Arsenal in Tuesday night's 2-2 draw with Swansea City.

Coming on in the 79th minute, on loan Spartak Moscow midfielder Kim Kallstrom finally turned out in Arsenal colours at the Emirates in the disappointing 2-2 draw with Swansea.

And despite some promising moments after he came on, it is likely it will be a game to forget for the Sweden international.

Arsenal had just turned the game on its head to lead 2-1 when Wenger decided to bring Kallstrom on, but the last few minutes saw Swansea pressure force an own goal by Mattieu Flamini, seemingly ending Arsenal's unlikely title hopes.

Kallstrom showed some touches of class in possession, and an ability to get stuck in if need be. Just before the Swansea equaliser he had tracked back to win the ball from Nathan Dyer on the edge of the box, before hitting an excellent long pass up to Lukas Podolski on the edge of the centre circle. The German was dispossessed despite the quality of the pass, and Swansea then broke into the box once more forcing the own goal.

Kallstrom may well see some more game time in the coming weeks, though a transfer may be off the cards given the fact he'll turn 32 in August.

Kallstrom's shirt ahead of the game 

The midfielder holds off Swansea's Angel Rangel

Kallstrom displaying excellent chest control in Tuesday night's game

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Tussling with Jonathan De Guzman

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