(Video) Former Arsenal midfielder scores superb free-kick

Arsenal have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Besiktas playmaker Oguzhan Ozyakup.

Beşiktaş crushed Gaziantepspor with a 4-0 victory at the Kamil Ocak stadium on Saturday 29 August to record their second win of the season.

Black Eagles star Oğuzhan Özyakup scored the opening goal of the game with a superb free-kick effort.


The goal was his first of the league campaign and he also has three assists to his name this season.

The Istanbul giants moved into third place on six points following the win over the Falcons.

Özyakup played a major role in Arsenal’s Under-18s side that won the Premier Academy League title in 2009 and made a few appearances in cup competitions for the North London based club before joining Beşiktaş in 2012 for a fee of €500,000.

The young midfielder was born in Holland and captained the Dutch side to the final of the 2009 Under-17 European Championships before switching allegiances to the Turkish national team.

The 22-year-old was unable to earn a regular starting spot under forme Beşiktaş coach Slaven Bilic but has already established himself as a key member of Şenol Güneş’s side this season.

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