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Wenger – I don’t know if I would have signed Beckham

Arsene Wenger has today said that he doesn’t know if he would have signed David Beckham as the matter was never discussed for a number of reasons.

Speaking in his Eurosport column, Wenger talks about the former Manchester United and Real Madrid star, saying

I don’t know if I would have signed him for Arsenal because it was never discussed. We already have enough midfielders at the club anyway and David has always said that he does not want to play for another Premier League after Manchester United.

He trained with us at Arsenal, but it was just a cordial agreement – it wasn’t even the first time he had come to train with us.

He also went on to add that he is not sure how PSG will use Beckham

There is a real effervescence around this player, as shown by the amount of media present at his first conference. In this respect, of course he’s worth it, and maybe PSG have a long-term vision with Beckham.

Wenger does not expect Beckham’s teammates to have an easy ride of things in the Champions League against Valencia as he also said

Beckham will not play, but it will be tough for his new side in Valencia. I’ve been involved in the Champions League for a long time and I’ve never experienced an easy match at the Mestalla.

Beckham signed for PSG in the January transfer window. He is donating all of the wages he receives while he is with the French side to charity.


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