Arsène Wenger is in no doubt that David Beckham will increase the exposure of French football after signing for Paris Saint-Germain.

The former England captain, who trained with Arsenal earlier in the week, has penned a deal to join Carlo Ancelotti’s side until the end of the season.

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And Wenger believes Beckham’s fame will help to build up both the reputation of Paris Saint-Germain, and Ligue 1 on the whole.

“Beckham is a world brand and the eyes will be on him, and on PSG, therefore also on the French league while he is there,” Wenger said.

“Is he ready to play at the moment? I believe he has to go through physical preparation and it will take him a few weeks to be completely match fit.”

“I don't know if he had offers from all around the world, but PSG is not a bad choice because they are a very ambitious club, who have a lot of potential. They look to extend their reputation at the moment, and Beckham certainly is a good part in that.”

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