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Last Updated: Friday, 4 January 2008, 15:16 GMT
Beckham begins Arsenal training
David Beckham
Beckham has been training at London Colney
David Beckham has begun training with Arsenal as he bids to win his 100th cap for England next month.

Beckham, 32, asked Gunners manager Arsene Wenger for permission to train with the club so that he can keep fit during the American close season.

The former Manchester United star hopes to impress new England coach Fabio Capello ahead of the friendly with Switzerland on 6 February.

Beckham is currently playing Major League Soccer for LA Galaxy.

"He is working to be fit before moving back to Los Angeles in February, so now, in January, we are giving him assistance with his fitness," said Wenger.

606: DEBATE

The former Real Madrid midfielder will mainly train with Arsenal's reserves over the next month and will only join up with the first team occasionally when they are short of players.

He is expected to return to LA Galaxy in mid-February in time for their pre-season friendlies ahead of the MLS season, which starts in late March.



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