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Arsenal target Orkan Kokcu raved about 'world class' Van Persie

Orkun Kokcu of Feyenoord  during the Dutch Eredivisie  match between Vitesse v Feyenoord at the GelreDome on March 10, 2019 in Arnhem Netherlands

Arsenal are reportedly keen on Orkan Kokcu.

Orkun Kokcu of Feyenoord  during the Dutch Eredivisie  match between Vitesse v Feyenoord at the GelreDome on March 10, 2019 in Arnhem Netherlands

Arsenal are reportedly keen on a deal for Feyenoord talent Orkan Kokcu.

The Mail report the Gunners are want to sign the £20 million rated midfielder.

Kokcu has learned from former Arsenal ace Giovanni van Bronckhorst, his former Feyenoord boss, and he also until recently played alongside another ex-Gunner, a more controversial one, Robin van Persie.

 

The 18-year-old felt it was a huge privilege to play with and interact with Van Persie, prior to his retirement.

Speaking to Elf Voetball, Kokcu spoke highly of Van Persie, in particular his spell in North London.

He said: "In the background he is very important for our team. I always looked up to him. Van Persie was a world-class player at Arsenal and also an international top player at Manchester United.

"Now he often gives me tips: That I should always be open, always think ahead, look around, I have to be playable and be able to help my fellow players."

Orkun Kokcu of Feyenoord during the UEFA Europa League play off qualifying first leg match between Feyenoord Rotterdam and Hapoel Beer Sheva at stadium De Kuip on August 22, 2019 in...

Kokcu is now learning under former Premier League ace Jaap Stam, and all the big name advice will have helped prepare him for a career in England.

The teenager has scored once in eight games this season and is still a raw talent.

If Arsenal buy him now, it could be a bargain, but the Gunners will need to be a bit patient with him.

Orkun Kokcu of Feyenoord during the Dutch Eredivisie match between Vitesse Arnhem and Feyenoord Rotterdam at Gelredome on March 10, 2019 in Arnhem, The Netherlands

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