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According to Sport Witness, Arsenal had a bid worth €7m for Oguzhan Ozyakup rejected by Besiktas in January.
As Arsenal and Arsene Wenger looked for reinforcements in midfield, they targeted Besiktas’ Turkish international Ozyakup, who has a short stint at Arsenal previously.
However, the bid which was worth €7m was rejected by Besiktas, as they want him to sign a new contract at the Turkish side, to the frustration of Arsenal fans, as they have lost their temper with Granit Xhaka due to many bad performances recently.
Besiktas believe that Ozyakup’s performances have dropped recently due to the Arsenal bid and the prospect of playing alongside Mesut Ozil, which was something that Wenger was looking to do if they were to sign the Turk.
Ozyakup has played 2019 times for Besiktas, scoring 27 goals and grabbing 48 assists. He has also made 32 caps for Turkey, scoring one goal in the process