Wenger sees Becks appeal
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Arsene Wenger has admitted he would enter the race for David Beckham.Arsene Wenger has admitted he would enter the race for David Beckham if the England captain decided to quit Real Madrid.
Beckham has been the subject of widespread media attention in recent weeks, with talk of unrest in his private life leading to suggestions that he will return to England in the summer.
The 29-year-old has reaffirmed his commitment to Los Merengues in recent days and is unlikely to quit Real for England in the summer, but Gunners chief Wenger is certainly keeping one eye on the soap opera in the Spanish capital.
"We will have some money to spend in the summer and if there was a chance to sign David Beckham, we would look at it," Wenger is quoted as saying in the News of the World.
"If the situation arises that it is possible, why not?"
A number of Wenger's squad have been linked with moves away from Highbury in the summer, including Patrick Vieira and Jose Reyes, but it would appear as if the latter is determined to forge a career in London.
Reyes was rumoured to be homesick earlier in the season, but the speedy Spaniard claims he is ready to fight for his future at Arsenal.
"I now know I have to be tough and show the fans how a Spaniard fights," said the 21-year-old. "Yes I did find football too physical when I first came here and it was hard to adapt.
"But I have learned a lot and I am not afraid of the bruises.
"I am not afraid of anyone and if they want to fight me on the pitch I will fight back."