Former Arsenal player Oguzhan Ozyakup is set to return back to the Emirates Stadium when his contract with Turkish League giants Besiktas expires at the end of the season.
The 25-year-old player has reportedly agreed to join his former club after having a direct and lengthy discussion with Arsene Wenger.
In his first spell at the Emirates stadium, Oguzhan was unable to break into Wenger’s first-team due to intense competition for a place in the team. According to Aksam, the defensive midfielder could be gotten as a free agent in the summer which means that the North London club could sign him without paying any amount to Besiktas.
Though he might be relatively unknown to the world, Oguzhan’s quality and experience will surely be a great advantage to the Gunners side who desperately need a quality player at the defensive midfield position. Granit Xhaka’s poor form continues and Mohammed Elneny could offer little to the team while going forward.
The 25-year-old Turkish holding midfielder — who has featured in 156 League matches and scoring just 24 goals since his move to Besiktas in 2012 — could be the answer to Arsenal’s defensive midfield problems.
It’s yet to be seen if Arsenal would win the race for the player’s signature in the summer as there are some clubs who are also interested in the defensive midfielder.