Oğuzhan Özyakup’s Transfer Slipped By Me!

Posted: July 22, 2012 in Arsenal, Arsenal Reserves, Transfer Rumors
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Somehow I missed the news that Arsenal’s reserve midfielder, Dutch-born Turkish player, Oğuzhan Özyakup, transferred to Turkish giants Beşiktaş, for a fee of €500,000.  Apparently this happened back on or around June 8th, so I’m baffled as to how I missed this.

Oogie” as I referred to him only made two first team appearances, both in the Carling Cup last year, although he was on the bench for the Match That Shall Not Be Named.  Oogie was a mainstay in the reserves the last couple off years after making his reserve debut back in the 2009/10 season although he was on the bench for a reserve team match at the end of the 2008/09 season but didn’t play.

Overall, his total appearances for Arsenal & Arsenal reserves look like this:

Arsenal
2011/12:   2 league cup appearances, o goals

Arsenal Reserves
2009/10:   7 appearances, 1 goal
2010/11:   15 appearances, 0 goals
2011/12:   19 appearances, 5 goals

No more Boogie Oogie Özyakup for the Arsenal…

Updated signing/departures list (updates in red):
Confirmed signings: Olivier Giroud (Montpellier), Lukas Podolski (1. FC Köln)
Confirmed departures: Manuel Almunia (released- Watford?), George Brislen-Hall (released), Alban Bunjaku (Sevilla), Joel Campbell (Real Betís-loan), Denílson (São Paulo-loan), Gavin Hoyte (released- Dagenham & Redbridge), Sean McDermott (released), Jeffrey Monakana (Preston North End), Rhys Murphy (Telsar Velsen)Oğuzhan Özyakup (Beşiktaş), Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad), Sanchez Watt (released- Arsenal reserves?)

Likely signings: Mbaye Niang (Caen)
Likely departures: Andrei Arshavin (Al-Sadd [Qatar], Reading, Zenit Saint-Petersburg), Niklas Bendtner (Galatasaray, AC Milan), Marouane Chamakh (Beşiktaş, Fiorentina, Rubin Kazan, Valencia-loan), Łukasz Fabiański, Vito Mannone (Hull City), Chu/Ju-Young Park (Al-Ain [UAE]), Ryo Miyaichi (Bolton Wanderers), Sébastian Squillaci (Bastia),  Robin van Persie (AC Milan/Juventus/Manchester City/Manchester United)

Possible signings: Ibrahim Afellay (Barcelona), Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle United), Lucas Biglia (RSC Anderlecht), Etienne Capoue (Toulouse), Clint Dempsey (Fulham), Tongo Doumbia (Rennes), Paulo Henrique Ganso (Santos), Lewis Holtby (Schalke), Stéphane Mbia (Olympique Marseille), Kévin Mirallas (Olympiakos), Stevan Jovetic (Fiorentina), Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund), Fernando Llorente (Athletic Bilbao), Hugo Lloris (Lyon), Victor Moses (Wigan Athletic), Yann M’Vila (Rennes), Steven Nzonzi (Blackburn Rovers), Paulinho (Corinthians), Jese Rodriguez (Real Madrid), Salomon Rondon (Málaga), Matías Suárez (RSC Anderlecht), Kenneth Udjus (Sogndal), Emiliano Viviano (Palermo)
Possible departures: Benik Afobe (loan), Johann Djourou (Napoli), Conor Henderson (Charlton Athletic-loan), Henri Lansbury, Ignasi Miquel (Brighton & Hove Albion- loan), Aaron Ramsey (Fulham), Theo Walcott (Chelsea, Juventus, PSG)

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