Arsenal FC have prioritized the signing of former Meadow Park reject in Oguzhan Ozyakup this winter, with his current club Besiktas believed to be ready to accept a A?15million bid, according to a fresh report from Talksport.
The Turkish international, despite showing huge promise in the 2010 title winning youth team, saw his first-team chances limited at Emirates Stadium and subsequently, opted to move to Vodafone Arena in 2012. Under Slaven Bilic, he went on to establish himself as one of the hottest prospects in Europe with his incredible vision, passing and dribbles.
With the likes of Tomas Rosicky not getting any younger, Arsene Wenger has apparently assigned himself the task of finding replacements for his veterans as the Gunners are now linked with . young talents such as Hakan Calhanoglu.
Given the fact that Oguzhan Ozyakup came through the youth ranks, he could feel at ease soon after completing his Arsenal FC switch and could even go on to form an intimidating central midfield partnership alongside Francis Coquelin once Santi Cazorla hangs his boots up.
The 23-year-old midfielder has already provided four assists, besides scoring once in six Super Lig outings so far, and is expected to outgrow his statistics of last campaign (12 assists and three goals) as the season progresses.