Arsenal cult hero, Kim K has retired

Arsenal are definitely maybe but probably not considering requesting that December 15 be named an international holiday in honour of the retiring Kim Kallstrom.

Kallstrom announced his retirement from football at a press conference in Stockholm on Friday.

The midfielder started his career in 1999 with BK Häcken, spending five years in Sweden before joining Rennes in 2004.

His most successful spell came with Lyon from 2006 to 2012, where he won two Ligue Un titles.

He has also played in Russia and Switzerland before one final spell with Djurgårdens IF, but the most memorable months of his career came at Arsenal.

The 35-year-old moved to north London on loan in January 2014, making four appearances for the club and winning the FA Cup.

“I feel I‘m done, and I’ve done what I can on the field,” said a tearful Kallstrom on Friday.

“It’s fun to play matches at the weekend, but you have to be able to do the work during the week. I feel I lack the energy there.”

If you know any Arsenal fans, do be sympathetic. They will be tender.