Arsenal send scouts to watch top transfer target ahead of summer swoop

Arsenal have been closely linked with a move for their former midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup in recent weeks.

Turkish-Football recently reported that the Gunners had a January bid for the Turkey international rejected by Besiktas.

However, the Gunners have not given up the pursuit of their former midfielder. Sources close to Besiktas have revealed to that Arsenal scouts were present during the Black Eagles UEFA Champions League clash on Tuesday.

Unfortunately, it was a wasted trip as Ozyakup started the game on the bench and was not called upon by manager Oguzhan Ozyakup.

Besiktas were thrashed by a 5-0 scoreline on the night with Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller both bagging a brace.

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The 25-year-old made the move to Besiktas from Arsenal back in 2012 after failing to secure a spot in the Gunners first-team squad.

Ozyakup has gone onto win two Turkish league titles and play an instrumental role in the Black Eagles UEFA Champions League run to the Last 16.