Arsene Wenger on not signing David Beckham and Jack Wilshere’s England future
Written by Jeffrey on December 25, 2010 4:45
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes 35-year old David Beckham could be a useful asset for his squad if only abundance was not a “problem” on the flanks.
Speaking on Thursday, the Frenchman explained how Theo Walcott, Samir Nasri, Tomas Rosicky, Andrey Arshavin, Carlos Vela and Emmanuel Eboue are enough for the wings and how therefore there is no space for the Englishman in his squad.
Wenger was full of praise for the former Manchester United and A.C. Milan man saying how during his training spell at Arsenal he was the first one to arrive and the last one to leave, setting an example for the young ones.
The Arsenal boss also spoke about Jack Wilshere’s situation with the English National team with Wenger saying how a decision is to be taken on whether the 18-year old should feature for the Under-21s or your Fabio Capello’s senior team.
On Thursday, Wenger said:
Of course I would consider signing Beckham but it’s in an area where we do not need players. 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.
What the English FA have to decide is [whether] [Jack Wilshere] is in the first-team or in the Under-21s. Personally, I don’t believe ever a player performs when he has been in the top team and comes back down to the Under-21s. I’ve never seen it, so it is always a bad decision.
When a player plays under his normal real level he is never good. If you take any player who plays at Arsenal in the Premier League, put him down to Division One, you would be disappointed by him because it is a low mental key for him and he has to adapt to a different game. He will be lost.