The Straits Times
Published on Jan 29, 2013

Football: Beckham training with Arsenal to maintain his fitness


LONDON (REUTERS) - Former England football captain David Beckham is training with Arsenal in a bid to maintain his fitness, the London club's manager Arsene Wenger said on Tuesday.

The 37-year-old midfielder is a free agent after leaving LA Galaxy at the end of the Major League Soccer (MLS) season in December.

"He has asked to come here and to work on his fitness. He has not done anything for a long time," Wenger said. "He called me. It is purely for fitness, there is no speculation about him signing.

"We get nothing out of it, just to help somebody who we think deserves it and has made great service for English football."