Reliable, peerless, and scholarly as ever, The Sun have gleefully announced the following: “BECKS JOINS ARSENAL (Sort of)”
Helpfully, they’ve included a photoshopped image of Beckham in an Arsenal shirt.
But before you all start wetting yourselves at the prospect of Ollie Giroud’s head getting on the end of Beckham’s balls, STOP.
Because he’s only here to train and keep fit while he figures out his next move.
This isn’t the first time that the Squeaky One has trained with the Arsenal, but he was previously only ever available for short stints before returning to the LA Galaxy. Now though, having finally won the prestigious MLS NAMBLA MVP trophy, he is a free agent and assessing his options.
With his three kids now rumoured to have joined Chelsea’s youth setup, it’s likely that Beckham sees his future in London. And Wenger has always said (of these past training stints) that Beckham was a great example to the kids and a really positive influence around the training ground, so it’s a good move for both parties.
It’s interesting to note though that as a free agent, Beckham could be signed even after the transfer window is closed. With Arteta seemingly injury-prone, and Diaby being Diaby, it’s a nice emergency option to have.