Tuesday, January 29, 2013


Best of friends: David posed up with Jack Wilshere (left) and Lukas Podolski after the session
Former England captain, David Beckham has begun training with Arsenal today with his future still up in the air.

Beckham joined up with the Gunners in a bid to keep fit as he considers his next move after leaving LA Galaxy at the end of the MLS season in December.

Hereported for duty at the club's state-of-the-art Hertfordshire training HQ on Tuesday, and was seen sharing a joke with Jack Wilshere, Lukas Podolski and the rest of the squad. He was wearing the training kit of flop striker Marouane Chamakh, who is currently on loan at West Ham.
Welcome Beck: David Beckham has taken training with Arsenal players for the first time

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder is determined to prove he can still play at the highest level.

Beckham trained with Arsenal in 2008 and with their north London rivals Tottenham two years ago during the MLS off-season.

Beck in the day: Beckham walks out for training with an excited Cesc Fabregas in 2008
He is currently a free agent and in no rush to make his next move as he can sign outside of this transfer window.

Speaking ahead of Arsenal's meeting with Liverpool on Wednesday, Arsene Wenger played down the possibility of signing Beckham. 'He called me. He has asked to come here and to work on his fitness. He has not done anything for a long, long time. It's purely for fitness. There's no speculation about signing or anything.'
Much to learn: The young Arsenal squad will do to spend time with Beckham considering his experience
Beckham has attracted interest from QPR and West Ham in the Premier League, and Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain in France.

There is also interest from the UAE, where former England boss Sven Eriksson himself is now technical director at Al Nasr in Dubai, and the Swede says he would welcome Beckham to the Middle East with open arms.

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