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Arsenal Could Bring Back Former Player On A Free Transfer

Arsenal Could Bring Back Former Player On A Free Transfer

Arsenal could be bringing a former player back to the Emirates Stadium, this summer and could be doing so without it costing them a penny.

The Gunners are reported to have offered a contract to Turkish midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup, who played for the club as a youngster before being released in 2012 after four years in North London.

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Ozyakup, now 25 year of age and captain of Turkish giants Besiktas, is out of contract at the end of the season and is therefore free to discuss terms with any interested club ahead of a free transfer at the end of the season.

Turkish newspaper Aksam, via Milliyet, is reporting that Arsenal have in fact offered a deal to Ozyakup, who has represented Turkey on 30 occasions since leaving the Emirates Stadium six years ago.


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Playing 207 times for Besiktas, Ozyakup has also helped the club to two Super Lig titles, scoring 27 goals and laying on another 46 for his teammates.

The most first team action Ozyakup saw during his time with the Gunners was two appearances in the League Cup during the 2011/12 season.

But now he could be set to add to that, significantly, with the North London club reportedly close on concluding a deal to bring the Turkish midfielder back to the club.



Arsene Wenger's team are currently lying in sixth place in the Premier League, seven points outside the top four, after Saturday's 1-0 defeat to Tottenham in the North London derby.

Arsenal fans, is Ozyakup a signing worth making, or would you rather Arsene Wenger alter his targets?

Have your say in the comments section, below.

(H/T The Mail)

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Football News, Football, Premier League, Besiktas, Arsenal

Joe Baiamonte

Northerner. Assistant Editor of SPORTbible. Studied Journalism and Broadcasting in a portakabin on a car park of Salford University for three years. Believes football peaked with Serie A in the '90s and strong-arms pro wrestling references into as many articles as possible. Neymar once took 50 euros off me during a game of poker.

 

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