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Arsene Wenger has never been shy about bringing ex-Arsenal players back to the Emirates many years after seeing them move on, especially if they are available on a free transfer. Wenger said last year that with the ever-increasing transfer fees and wage demands, he thought there would be more and players running down their contracts and using the Bosman rules.
According to many reports from Turkey, one of Wenger’s biggest targets to bring in this summer is the ex-Arsenal academy product Oguzhan Ozyakup, who left us for Besiktas at the age of 20 having only made two appearances in the League Cup for the Gunners.
The Dutch-born midfielder has grown in Turkey and was made the captain of Besiktas and has led them to two consecutive Super Lig titles and is aiming for the hat-trick this season, but it would appear that he has decided that it is now time to move on gain after five years in Istanbul.
The 25 year-old is now also a seasoned international with Turkey and very highly respected, and if we can get him back at the club on a free transfer it could be an extremely good bit of business for Arsenal, and Ozyakup himself could get a very nice signing on fee. After having spent four years as a youth at Arsenal he would take very little time to settle back into life in London and could be a very useful addition to the squad.