3 reasons £20m Arsenal target could be a success if he returns to the Emirates

3. Premier League expertise 

Özyakup is no stranger to England or Premier League football having been schooled by Arsenal as a youth player growing up watching Cecs Fabregas on the training ground. The 23-year-old even spent time living with former Manchester United star Robin van Persie during his time in North London. The central midfielder played a major role in Arsenal’s Under-18s side that won the Premier Academy League title in 2009 before joining Beşiktaş in 2012 for a fee of €500,000. The Turkish international would not require a work permit either as he was born in the Netherlands and would have met the criteria needed to gain permission from the FA even if he wasn’t – due to his involvement in the national team.


  1. No, sorry, just not good enough.
    Arsenal have enough average midfielders like Coquelin and Elneny.
    Ozyakup has found his level in Turkey and should stay there being successful. He is not good enough for the big leagues.

Comments are closed.