Arsenal have long been linked with Stuttgart youngster Berkay Özcan.

The promising Turkish midfielder is held in high esteem at his club and has put speculation on hold for the time being.

It was confirmed by the German club in recent times that Ozcan has penned a new and improved deal with them until 2021, putting to bed any talk that he will move on in the imminent future.

However, as quoted by Turkish-Football, Ozcan remains open to a move to Arsenal in the future.

My agent and I are in talks with Arsenal. Arsenal have been scouting me for the past two years and send representatives to watch my games. My agent is in direct talks for them.

I am not sure if now is the right time to join Arsenal, it may be a bit early for me. I want to prove myself here and keep developing first. Ultimately, Arsenal is the club I want to join in the future, god willing I will achieve my goal.

It seems as though the promising midfielder is keen to ensure that he is ready for his big move when the opportunity comes around, and feels Stuttgart is the best place for him to continue his development.

The 19-year-old is destined for big things and is sure to be kept strongly on Arsenal’s radar for the foreseeable future.

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