Kim Kallstrom: It was a dream come true to make Arsenal debut

Arsenal midfielder Kim Kallstrom reflects on his substitute appearance as the Gunners draw 2-2 with Swansea

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger Photo: Arsenal FC

Kim Kallstrom has admitted it was a dream come true to play for Arsenal after a substitute appearance in a 2-2 draw with Swansea City on Tuesday.

The Sweden international has been sidelined with injury since completing a loan move to the Gunners from Spartak Moscow in the January transfer window.

It’s like a dream come true to play for Arsenal in the Premier League

Kim Kallstrom

And the former Lyon man was happy to get his Arsenal career underway despite a disappointing result against Garry Monk’s Swansea side.

“We had some bad luck on the late goal. It’s hard to analyse so close after the game. The ball has bounced on our keeper, defender and midfielder, it’s just back luck,” Kallstrom told Expressen.

“We did well to get the game back to 2-1 and we are all disappointed with the result.

“For me, it felt really good coming on. I had a lot of time with the ball, I had some clean passes. I was involved and I’m just pleased to be out there playing.

“It’s exciting and it’s like a dream come true to play for Arsenal in the Premier League. I’m just unhappy my debut didn’t end in a win. Everything felt good for me, obviously except their last goal and the last minutes of the match.

“It’s a very high level and I’m really looking forward to contributing to Arsenal. It was a special moment for me making my debut for this great club.

“It’s only good players here in the Premier League. There is a lot of quality, that is immediately obvious. It’s high speed and tough play, which I like.”

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