Report: Arsenal offer contract to Besiktas ace Oguzhan Ozyakup

John Stones of England closes down Oguzhan Ozyakup of Turkey during the International Friendly match between England and Turkey at Etihad Stadium on May 22, 2016 in Manchester, England.

The Besiktas midfielder is a transfer target for Arsenal, according to reports.

Besiktas' Turkish midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup (C) reacts after missing a goal opportunity during the UEFA Champions League Group G football match between Besiktas and Monaco on November 1,...

The Gunners have offered a contract to former player Oguzhan Ozyakup, according to Turkish media outlet Aksam, with the 25-year-old's contact with Besiktas set to expire in the summer.

Arsene Wenger has spent heavily over the past two transfer windows, bringing in Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for a combined £112 million.

The Frenchman has become notorious in the game for his frugal approach to transfers, so it would come as not surprise to see him tighten the purse strings this summer, after his lavish recent spending.

Aksam claim that the Frenchman has already spoken to Ozyakup, 25, about a summer moved to the Emirates, and that Arsenal have in fact offered the midfielder a contract, with his current deal in Turkey set to expire in the summer.

Besiktas' Turkish midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup (L) vies with Monaco's Brazilian defender Fabinho (R) during the UEFA Champions League Group G football match between Besiktas and Monaco on...

Would Ozyakup be a good signing for the Gunners?

Granit Xhaka has not lived up to his £35 million price-tag at Arsenal, whilst Mohamed Elneny is simply not good enough. Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey are unreliable from a fitness perspective, and Santi Cazorla has not played since October 2016.

The addition of another central midfielder will surely be an absolute must for Arenal this summer, and the 25-year-old Turkey international would be a useful signing.

Besiktas' Turkish midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup (R) plays the ball during the UEFA Champions League group G football match RB Leipzig vs Besiktas in Leipzig, eastern Germany, on December 6,...

He is comfortable on the ball, possesses wonderful technical ability, and he would slot right into Wenger's Arsenal side.

Ozyakup spent four years at the Emirates earlier on in his career, so returning to north London would not require much settling-in time, and with no transfer fee needed, bringing the Turk to the Emirates will be a totally risk-free move for Wenger.

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