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Beckham: From United to Arsenal via PNE

Training: David Beckham

Training: David Beckham

David Beckham has spent a career globe-trotting with Manchester United, Real Madrid, LA Galaxy, Inter Milan...and even Preston North End!

Now his latest port of call is Arsenal, with whom he is training at their Hertfordshire base.

Former England captain Beckham is currently without a club after leaving Los Angeles Galaxy at the end of the Major League Soccer season.

“He called me,” Gunners boss Arsene Wenger said.

“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.”

It is still to be determined whether, and where, Beckham will continue his own footballing career.

The 37-year-old Londoner has enjoyed a successful career, accumulating 115 England caps, a record for an outfield player.

Beckham also played a prominent role in the delegation sent to Singapore which helped to secure the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games for London and if he does not continue his football career, there are many avenues for the future.

With Wenger playing down the possibility of Beckham signing on a permanent basis he was asked what benefit there is for Arsenal.

He said: “Nothing. To help somebody.

“We are open for people who behave well when they come here.”

Despite his Manchester United connection, it is not the first time Beckham has trained with Arsenal.

Beckham, whose sons have been training with Chelsea, spent some time training with Arsenal in January 2008 during a break from the MLS season.

The midfielder also trained with Arsenal in late 2010, before he trained with Tottenham in January 2011.

Former Gunners Thierry Henry and Sol Campbell have also returned to the club for training stints.

 

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