Arsenal eye move for Turkish midfield star as Santi Cazorla replacement

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Arsenal are reportedly eyeing up a move for former youth midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup from Turkish giants Besiktas, but are aware that they may not be able to complete the deal until the summer, according to Fanatik.

Ozyakup came through the youth ranks at Arsenal but failed to make a first ten appearance. He moved on to Besiktas is 2012, where he has become a key part of their team making 94 appearances and scoring 15 goals.

And since his rise to prominence as one of the Super Lig’s finest pass masters, the reports in Turkish media are claiming that the Gunners want him back and are preparing a move to do so.

However, it’s not likely that the move will happen in the new year as the player is keen to see the season through with his current club, but the Fanatik report did state that he would be open to a return to England.

It is believed that Arsene Wenger views the player as the ideal long term replacement for Santi Cazorla.

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