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Wenger Admits Becks Fancy

Arsene Wenger and David Beckham have continued their virtual love affair even after the Arsenal Real Madrid tie has passed.

Most thought Wenger and Beckham were just exchanging pleasantries in the build up to the Champion's League game, but it seems the flirting has continued long after the final whistle.

Pre-match comments such as 'Beckham is one of the finest passers in the game' and 'Mr Wenger is one of the best in the business' were passed between one another, at one point the England Skippers face beamed with joy upon hearing Arsene's praise, but now, for the first time, Wenger has admitted possibly thinking about going in for the midfielder.

'Of course I would take him,' Wenger said. 'I don't know what his intentions are. Ask me if I rate him and I say yes. Ask if he can play at Arsenal and I say yes, he has the qualities to do it.'

'Have I been in for him? No. I don't think about it now, I will address it at the end of the season.'

'I can give you 20 names of players who could become involved in Arsenal Football Club - exceptional players who would add something, and if we need it we'll do it. He could be one of them.'

I don't know how I would feel about bringing Becks to the club, he certainly is the set piece king, and can pass a ball as good as anyone in the game, but do we really need another ageing player in our ranks?




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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday March 12 2006

Time: 12:19PM

Your Comments

What did i tell you? Wenger obviously reads this!! it would be great to see him play at a brand new stadium with a big big player joining our club. imagine the increased revnue from shirt sales and the increasingly important asian market plus Manure would hate it!!!
itsup4grabsnow
Comercially, it would be great. Football wise, I'm not so sure. Too old, too slow and too motivated by money.
pitythefool
I'm not too sure about it all myself, one thing is for certain tho, David Beckham is much better than people give him credit for. I guess he has made a rod for his own back by being a media whore, but he's still a cracking player.
Rocky7
The more that you read about this rumour and comments made by AW, it seems this might actually happen but then we will have the debate on the over 30 policy.
HK_Gunner
It would only be worth it if we got him for cheap and he signed on a year-by-year basis. I'd be horrified if we abandoned our policy and offered him a 3 year 80k per week deal! And as Henry can't head a ball very well, would his crosses be that useful?
pitythefool
Apparantly he is now earning 157,000 a week and will need to drop his wages by a significant amount in addition to agreeing to the 1 year policy. AW somehow have kept the door open by saying that it can be changed under certain circumstances.
HK_Gunner
As a player, he's definitely not worth 157K a week. Then again, I don't know how much revenue could be generated though shirt sales should he join. I would be very cautious in receiving Beckham at the club.
pitythefool
i dont think becks is the player he once was and i am not sure he would make an impact in the team although having the england cpt would shut a few people up "cough" alan pardrew.
zinadene zawho??????
I'm sure Mr Pardew would still complain about something. He'll always be jealous. We're Arsenal, and he's managing West Ham.
pitythefool
Pardew is still complaining and trying to explain that he is not a racist, he is also a multicultural person and insists "his comments were not intended to detract from Arsenal's stunning triumph over Real Madrid and hopes the Gunners march to Champions League glory". Unfortunately he still missed the sad fact that Arsenal also got a backbone of home-grown players like Cole, Campbell and a host of young english kids coming through the system. Not to mention that Theo Walcott being the most expensive 16 year old kid that joined Arsenal who incidentally is english.
HK_Gunner
Pardew is still complaining and trying to explain that he is not a racist, he is also a multicultural person and insists "his comments were not intended to detract from Arsenal's stunning triumph over Real Madrid and hopes the Gunners march to Champions League glory". Unfortunately he still missed the sad fact that Arsenal also got a backbone of home-grown players like Cole, Campbell and a host of young english kids coming through the system. Not to mention that Theo Walcott being the most expensive 16 year old kid that joined Arsenal who incidentally is english.
HK_Gunner
 

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