Signing Oguzhan Ozyakup would be an underwhelming move from Arsenal

Besiktas' midfielder  Oguzhan Ozyakup (R) drives the ball past Club Brugge's defender Brandon Mechele during in the UEFA Europa League round of 16 match between Club Brugge KV  and...

The Besiktas ace left Arsenal back in 2012 for a minimal fee.

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Gunners boss Arsene Wenger will surely be looking to bolster his midfield options in the summer, with Santi Cazorla still out with a long-term injury and Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey facing uncertain futures in north London.

One specific target that has been mooted is former Arsenal star Oguzhan Ozyakup, with Turkish media outlet Aksam going as far as suggesting that the north London outfit have already offered him a contract, with his contract with Besiktas set to expire in the summer.

Turkey's midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup celebrates his team's victory at the end of the Euro 2016 group D football match between Czech Republic and Turkey at Bollaert-Delelis stadium in Lens...

The 25-year-old left the Emirates for Besiktas in the summer of 2012, and despite the fact that he has impressed in Turkey, he is surely not good enough to help the Gunners take that next step towards winning the Premier League title.

The Turkey international is an orthodox central midfielder by trade, and is a competent passer of the football, although it could be argued that he lacks the required levels of physicality to be a success in the Premier League.

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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,...

Since Ozyakup arrived in Turkey, he has chalked up 27 goals and 48 assists in 209 appearances - hardly breathtaking numbers.

Arsenal need a powerful, commanding central midfielder - someone in the mould of club legend Patrick Vieira, if they are to return to past glories.

Ozyakup is a decent performer, but he is not the type of player who will improve the Gunners at this moment in time.

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