Video: Should Arsenal re-sign Besiktas star Oguzhan Ozyakup?

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Oguzhan Ozyakup has been in superb form since swapping North London for Istanbul and recently netted a sublime goal.

With Arsene Wenger expected to strengthen the Arsenal squad over the course of the January transfer window, the Gunners manager could do worse than turn to a former trainee at the club.

Oguzhan Ozyakup spent four years on the books at the Emirates, having moved to London from Dutch side AZ Alkmaar as a teenager, but failed to make a single Premier League appearance in that time.

Sold to Turkish side Besiktas in the summer of 2012, the 23-year-old midfielder has gone from strength-to-strength with the Istanbul club.

In 114 appearances to date, he’s managed 15 goals and further 30 assists while earning praise for his passing ability and dribbling skills.

Capable of operating as either a central attacking midfielder or further back in a defensive midfield role, Ozyakup in the midst of his best season yet, having already made headlines after racking up three assists in just a single game.

He's been in the thick of the action for Besiktas in recent weeks too, as this statistic attests:

Meanwhile, the 23-year-old also got off the mark for the Turkish national team, scoring in their decisive 3-0 victory over Holland.

Little wonder then that Arsenal have been linked with a move for the midfielder, according to Talksport, as Wenger looks to bolster the Gunners’ attacking options.

And Ozyakup may have boosted his chances of earning a North London return after scoring a well-taken winner in Besiktas’ 1-0 victory over Bursapor.

Capping a fine team move that had shades of Arsenal about it, the Turkish attacker looks ripe for a Premier League return – whether it’s with the Gunners remains to be seen.

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