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Ex-Arsenal midfielder Kim Kallstrom announces retirement

Former Arsenal midfielder Kim Kallstrom has announced his retirement.

Kallstrom returned to Djurgardens IF in Stockholm in February after a 14-year spell abroad in which he represented Rennes and Lyon in France, Russian club Spartak Moscow and Swiss side Grasshopper.

Kallstrom insisted that he no longer has the energy or desire to train in between the "fun" matches.

"I feel I'm done, and I've done what I can on the field," a tearful Kallstrom told reporters at an emotional news conference in Stockholm.

"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."

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