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Wenger ready to offer £12m to lure former Arsenal prodigy back to club this summer

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It’s really not very often Arsene Wenger admits he is wrong, which is one of the main reasons tensions are at a fever pitch in North London. 

However, perhaps we can consider this a landmark occasion. Could he be changing his ways?

According to Turkish outlet Fanatik, Arsenal are ready to offer £12m in order to bring back former youth player Oguzhan Ozyakup.

The Besiktas star was on the books of the North London giants between 2008 and 2012, initially joining them as a youngster from Dutch outfit AZ Alkmaar.

While originally with the Gunners, he played a major part in the academy side that won the Premier League title for their age group in 2009.

However, he found it hard to break into Arsene Wenger’s first-team on a regular basis and made just one appearances in the League Cup.

He was sold off to his native Turkey in 2012 and has since established himself as one of the most important players for the Black Eagles amid their match to the Turkish title this season.

He scored 10 goals and recorded a further eight assists, reportedly prompting Wenger to weigh up a move to bring him back to the Emirates Stadium.

Tomas Rosicky will depart at the end of the season, opening up another space in an attacking midfield berth within the squad.

Would Wenger ever really admit he was wrong by pulling off a deal like this one?

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