Goal report that Arsenal have been monitoring Orkun Kokcu for quite a long time, listing the Gunners as a potential suitor for the Feyenoord midfielder this summer.
It’s certainly true that we often see links between Kokcu and Arsenal.
Ziggo Sport Voetbal were the latest Dutch publication to suggest Arsenal are after Kokcu, writing in February that the player was of “clear interest” to Arsenal.
There were also some seemingly concrete links between Arsenal and Kokcu in 2020.
Kokcu had told the media he’d received two dissatisfactory contract offers from Feyenoord and wasn’t sure if they even wanted him to stay.
Kokcu certainly had a strong season, scoring nine goals and assisting nine from midfield. Those were his best goal contribution tallies since breaking into senior football.
Only turning 21 in December, Kokcu still has most of his career ahead of him, and a move away from Feyenoord is likely to be in his future.
It’s just not clear yet that Arsenal will go for him, despite their “monitoring”.