By Chris Harris

Arsène Wenger would consider a move for David Beckham - but he has no room in his squad for the former England captain.

The Arsenal manager is a huge admirer of the 35-year-old and has invited the midfielder to train at London Colney in the past so he can maintain his fitness during the MLS close-season.

The LA Galaxy star has come to the end of another campaign in the United States and has been linked with a loan move after two previous spells with AC Milan. But his destination will not be Emirates Stadium.

"Of course I would consider signing Beckham but it's in an area where we do not need players," explained Wenger. "We have Walcott, Nasri, Rosicky, Arshavin, Vela and Eboue who can play on the flanks.

"I love David Beckham and when he was here [training] he was a fantastic example on the professional side. He was the first in and the last out.

"But I cannot sign anybody in January in the department where he plays."

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