Arsenal made a late foray in the January transfer window to sign Sweden midfielder Kim Kallstrom on loan, the only major move by

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Arsenal made a late foray in the January transfer window to sign Sweden midfielder Kim Kallstrom on loan, the only major move by a top club on Friday on a deadline day dominated by struggling Premier League sides scrambling around to strengthen their squads. Allan Houston Jersey . Kallstrom left Spartak Moscow to join Arsenal for the rest of the season in what was the title challengers only recruit of the January window. Chelseas only signing was 19-year-old Saint-Etienne defender Kurt Zouma, who was immediately loaned him back to the French club until this summer, while Liverpool failed in its bid to sign Ukraine winger Yevhen Konoplyanka from Dnipro. Otherwise, the late deals were exclusively being done by clubs battling to avoid relegation from the worlds richest league. Next-to-last Fulham was very active, bringing in Germany midfielder Lewis Holtby on loan from Tottenham, Netherlands defender Johnny Heitinga on a free transfer from Everton and Greece striker Kostas Mitroglou from Olympiakos on a 4 1/2-year deal. Out of Craven Cottage went Dimitar Berbatov to French team Monaco -- ending his eight-year stint in English football -- Adel Taarabt to AC Milan and Philippe Senderos to Valencia. Crystal Palace, which has just climbed out of the bottom three, was even busier, signing five players including winger Jason Puncheon on a permanent basis from Southampton and midfielder Joe Ledley from Celtic. Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer used his connections at former club Manchester United to sign winger Wilfried Zaha on loan and full back Fabio on a permanent deal, taking the number of signings by the bottom-place Welsh club this month to seven. Third-bottom West Ham turned to Serie A for the third time this window to sign Napoli left back Pablo Armero on loan until the end of the season, mirroring the deals that have already seen Italy internationals Marco Borriello and Antonio Nocerino move to Upton Park. Boosted by a huge three-year television deal taking effect at the start of the season, Premier League clubs spent more than 600 million pounds (then $932 million) in the summer transfer window. Before Friday, they had splashed out 95 million pounds ($156 million) on acquiring new players in January, according to football finance experts Deloitte. It ensures English top-flight teams set a record for transfer spending this season, breaking the 700-million pounds ($1.15 billion) mark for the first time. Having shattered Man Uniteds transfer record to sign Juan Mata for 37.1 million pounds ($61.2 million) from Chelsea, manager David Moyes spent deadline day offloading players. As well as Fabio and Zaha, Italian forward Federico Macheda was loaned out to second-tier Birmingham. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger turned to the 31-year-old Kallstrom, a veteran of 108 caps for Sweden, after seeing his teams midfield options hit by injury and suspension. Aaron Ramsey will be sidelined for up to six weeks following a setback in his recovery from a thigh problem, Jack Wilshere is also currently out injured and Mathieu Flamini is suspended for the next three matches. "Kim Kallstrom is a hugely experienced player," said Wenger, whose second-place side is a point behind Manchester City in the standings. "He is a midfielder with proven quality at both club and international level." Kallstrom, who is eligible to play in the Champions League, joined Spartak in 2012 after six years at French club Lyon. Liverpool, Tottenham and Premier League leader Manchester City all failed to add to their squads in January. Courtney Lee Jersey . Still, Milan remained five points behind city rival Inter Milan in the race for fifth place and the final Europa League berth, after Inter beat 10-man Parma 2-0. Meanwhile, Paul Pogba led the way as Juventus stayed on course for a third consecutive title with a 1-0 win over relegation-threatened Bologna. John Starks Jersey . - Joao Plata scored twice in the final 24 minutes, including the winner in stoppage time, to help Real Salt Lake remain unbeaten with a 3-2 victory over the winless Chicago Fire on Saturday night. http://www.nbaknicksauthority.com/ . Next up, the Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Cleveland Browns in the AFC North. Baltimore Ravens In 2014, the 8-8 season that the Baltimore Ravens experienced was to be expected.NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Ken Whisenhunt let his Tennessee Titans try to clean up their penalties on their own to no avail, so now the first-year coach will have officials at practice when they return from their bye.Rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger said they learned of the coachs plans Tuesday, which include a player flagged for a penalty in practice being replaced.The days of, My bad its really got to be over with this team, Mettenberger said. We have to own up to our mistakes and make sure they dont happen again.The Titans (2-6) are among the NFLs most penalized teams with 63 penalties for 580 yards, and some of the biggest repeat offenders have been on the offensive line where the Tennessee invested so heavily with two high-priced free agents in left guard Andy Levitre and right tackle Michael Oher and two first-round draft picks in rookie left tackle Taylor Lewan and right guard Chance Warmack.Offensive linemen account for 25 of the penalties with Levitre flagged the most with six followed by Warmack (five), Oher (four) and centre Brian Schwenke (three). Lewan has four penalties, though a couple came before the season-ending injury to veteran left tackle Michael Roos (three). Lewan, who was flagged for a face mask in Sundays 30-16 loss to Houston, says he thinks bringing officials in is a great idea.Its a little needed at this point, Lewan said. Were penalized quite a bit, and we cant have that.On paper, the line should be the strength of the Titans offence.Levitre was signed to a six-year, $46.8 million contract in March 2013, and the Titans gave Oher a four-year deal for $20 million this March. Warmack was the 10th overall draft selection out of Alabama in 2013, while they selected Lewan at No. 111 overall out of Michigan. Custom New York Knicks Jerseys. Lewan has started three straight since Roos had season-ending knee surgery.Whisenhunt has explained some of the offensive struggles by saying it can take time to mesh new players like Oher and Lewan, while the other three linemen also have had to learn a new offensive scheme. But the first-year coach said Monday he counted nine penalties on their last 22 drives, digging the offence into downs with distances that few plays can erase.Schwenke, a fourth-round draft selection out of California in 2013, said he hopes officials helps them wipe out the penalties.For the most part, say 99 per cent of the time, you can control your penalties whether its a bad technique or like a choice that you made like a bad decision, Schwenke said. I feel like individual players control that. And when youre held accountable during practices, youre pulled someone else going in ... you got to fix it or theres going to be consequences.Stopping penalties can be as simple as letting go of a defender once a linemans hands slide outside to avoid holding. Jumping offside requires a tighter focus. A short memory helps — to a point.You dont want to have a short memory with things that happening over and over, Schwenke said. If its a pattern that you need to fix something, you cant forget about it. You have to fix it.Levitre said the offensive linemen have a lot of pride in their group and want to show it on game day.It hasnt really been shown yet, but I think we still have it in us to go out and prove that we have a good offensive line, Levitre said.___Online:AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL___Follow Teresa M. Walker at www.twitter.com/teresamwalker Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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