Kim Kallstrom reveals the Arsenal player that was better than Zlatan Ibrahimovic in training

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Kim Kallstrom reveals the Arsenal player that was better than Zlatan Ibrahimovic in training Kallstrom was blown away by Arteta’s attitude and work rate in training (Picture: Getty)‘I’d made my name in France, so that made it easier because they recognised me – and Nicklas Bendtner was there so I could speak Swedish and Danish with him. It made it a bit easier to adapt fast.‘There were also a couple of players who were injured at the same time as me. Aaron Ramsey was one of them.‘In one way it was good to have that experience with an injury because you’re at the training ground a lot more and you meet all the people around the club. When the players left, I stayed after training to make sure I had a good rehab.’MORE: Kim Kallstrom hits back at Arsenal fans over flop tag and reveals truth about back injuryMORE: Arsenal scouts urged Arsene Wenger to sign Juan Mata as Cesc Fabregas’ replacementFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterSunday 12 Apr 2020 11:50 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link209Sharescenter_img Kallstrom was blown away by the professionalism he witnessed at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Kim Kallstrom has revealed that he thought his legendary Swedish teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic was the best trainer he had ever seen… until he joined Arsenal and saw Mikel Arteta up close.The former Lyon and Spartak Moscow midfielder had a brief spell on loan at the Emirates in 2014, making just four appearances for the club in all competitions – though has defended his time in north London after helping the team win the FA Cup.Kallstrom enjoyed his short stay at Arsenal despite struggling with a back injury and says he was blown away by the attitude and work rate of Arteta, who is of course now managing the Gunners. FIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirusTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:43FullscreenFIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirus is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Speaking to the club’s official website, Kallstrom recalled: ‘I was surrounded by Santi Cazorla, Mesut Ozil, these guys who were so skilful.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘It was nice to see them every day at work. People are so professional.‘I played alongside Zlatan Ibrahimovic for a long time and he’s a real pro, but then I came here and I saw how professional Mikel Arteta is… wow!‘He is so committed to the game and so engaged with it as well, I learned a lot just from watching him.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalOn his experiences at Arsenal, Kallstrom said: ‘I had signed for a few teams in my career but it was definitely a different approach going into the dressing room as a January loan signing.‘Everyone there knew I was only there as a back-up option because they were lacking bodies so to speak. Outside of football, you don’t have a permanent residence, I just treated it like an adventure.‘There were a lot of French players there and obviously the boss, lots of people around the club who could speak French too. I speak French because of my time at Lyon so that helped. Advertisementlast_img

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