Arsenal ready to launch £8m move for midfielder they let go in 2012

first_imgArsenal are plotting a move for former academy prodigy Oguzhan Ozyakup, claim reports in Turkey.The Gunners sold the midfielder to Besiktas in 2012 for around £350,000 but his performances for the Turkish giants over the last year-and-a-half have caught the eye of his former employers.According to AMK, Arsenal sent scouts to watch Ozyakup score the winner in Besiktas’ 1-0 win over Bursaspor on Sunday.Despite having plenty of midfield options, Arsenal remain on the lookout for a deep-lying midfielder with Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini expected to leave at the end of the season.Ozyakup, 23, has become an integral member of Besiktas’ squad this season and it is understood Arsenal will have to pay a fee of around £8m to prise him away from Istanbul. 1 Oguzhan Ozyakup last_img