Arsenal are set to cash in on a healthy little profit if, as reported, Besiktas sell midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup.
Bursadabugun claim the Turkish club want €20m for the midfielder, who they got from the Gunners for €500,000 back in 2012.
Foresight saw them include a clause that saw them pocket 30 per cent of his next sale.
It has been reported that Besiktas tried to offer €1m to have the clause taken out, but Arsenal refused.
If Ozyakup goes for his asking price, Arsenal will get six times that much, about £5.3m.
Shkodran Mustafi Urges Arsenal To Build On Chelsea Performance
Shkodran Mustafi insists Arsenal must use their performance in Sunday’s goalless draw at Chelsea as a starting point for success this season.
The Gunners took their first Premier League point from Stamford Bridge since 2011 as they held the reigning champions to a 0-0 stalemate.
Arsenal arguably could have won the game as Aaron Ramsey hit a post and Alexandre Lacazette blazed the rebound over from close-range, before David Luiz was shown a straight red card for Chelsea in the closing stages for a foul on Sead Kolasinac.
Despite having to settle for a share of the spoils, Arsene Wenger’s side were much better than in the recent 4-0 defeat at Liverpool before the international break.
LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 17: Shkodran Mustafi of Arsenal challenges Alvaro Morata of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on September 17, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
Now Mustafi, who saw a second-half header ruled out for offside, wants to build on the display moving forward.
“We are a team that are willing to learn,” he told arsenal.com .
“I think that we have to try and build from something and I think we can build form this performance because we were really well organised when we didn’t have the ball.
“When we had the ball, we played some brilliant one-touch football. I think we can build from this. We played against the champions of last season and if you play like this, I think you’ll get a lot of points. We can build from that.”
Garth Crooks compares Sead Kolasinac’s performance in Arsenal’s goalless draw with Chelsea to a “brick toilet”
Garth Crooks has compared Sead Kolasinac’s performance in Arsenal’s goalless draw with Chelsea to a “brick toilet” – but in a good way.
The Bosnian left-back, who joined the Gunners from Schalke on a free transfer at the start of the season, has integrated seamlessly in north London.
He was a stand-out player for Arsenal in their 0-0 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, and was inadvertently involved in one of the biggest moments from the match.
With the fixture winding down, Blues defender David Luiz made a reckless lunge for the ball and caught Kolasinac – a challenge that earned him a straight red card.
But the Bosnian, who scored Arsenal’s equaliser against Cologne in the Europa League on Thursday, made little of the foul and got straight back to work.
Talking about Kolasinac’s attitude, Crooks wrote in his BBC column: “Sead Kolasinac is built like one of those North London brick toilets that withstood bombing raids during the Second World War.”