Football: David Beckham's eldest son Brooklyn signs short-term deal with Arsenal

Retired football star David Beckham and his eldest son Brooklyn watch a model present a creation during the Victoria Beckham Spring/Summer 2015 collection during New York Fashion Week in the Manhattan borough of New York on Sept 7, 2014. -- PHOTO: RE
Retired football star David Beckham and his eldest son Brooklyn watch a model present a creation during the Victoria Beckham Spring/Summer 2015 collection during New York Fashion Week in the Manhattan borough of New York on Sept 7, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Brooklyn Beckham, son of Victoria Beckham and David Beckham, arrives for the premiere of New Line Cinema’s and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ If I Stay on Aug 20, 2014 at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood California. -- PHOTO: AFP
Brooklyn Beckham, son of Victoria Beckham and David Beckham, arrives for the premiere of New Line Cinema’s and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ If I Stay on Aug 20, 2014 at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood California. -- PHOTO: AFP

The headlines scream "Beckham signs for Arsenal" and it is indeed true.

But it is not former England captain David, now happily retired from football. In fact, it is his eldest son, Brooklyn, who had impressed English Premier League side Arsenal so much that the Gunners have offered the 15-year-old a contract until the end of this season.

British media had also reported that the teenager rejected offers from Chelsea and his father's old club, Manchester United, to join the North London side and a long-term deal will be offered if he continues to impress.

Younger brothers Romeo, 12, and Cruz, 9, are also impressing in Arsenal's various youth teams.