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Gokhan Töre could be a decent signing for Arsenal

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Gokhan Töre is a player that is catching the eye of many of the big clubs around Europe. Quick, strong and a wonderful dribbler, the 23-year-old has lit up the Turkish Super Lig so far this season with a number of match-winning performances which has led his Besiktas side to the top of the table after the first seven games. 

While summer signing Mario Gomez may have stolen many of the headlines for his goals this season, as the German tops the Turkish scoring charts with six so far in his first seven league games, it is his counterpart on the wing, young Turkish flyer Töre, who has been the chief provider, who himself leads the way in the league in terms of assists with five. 

Gomez is a player that relies on quality service and in Töre he has got an expert crosser of the ball who is able to take on players and supply top class deliveries into the box.


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The Besiktas number 7 is enjoying his finest league campaign to date, and as already registered as many league assists as he did last season. 

It hasn't always been plain sailing for the Turkish youngster. Chelsea fans will recall having him on their books as they poached him from Bayer Leverkusen at a young age.

The story so far

Like many young players at Chelsea, he was never able to break into the first team, and never actually made a competitive appearance for the club.

Such was his promise, Hamburg snapped him up and gave him the trust that he needed as a maturing young player. A German-born Turk, Töre showed promise playing in the Bundesliga with Hamburg and provided a number of assists for the club.

He has then been to Russia where the cash-rich Rubin Kazan bought him, but Töre never really enjoyed his time there. Besiktas' approach was a godsend for the unsettled youngster.

His time in Turkey has been somewhat turbulent since his arrival in Istanbul. Shockingly, in 2014 he was reportedly shot at in a club and he has also had a number of niggling injuries which have hampered his development.

Now he looks like the real deal, and it is no surprise that Arsene Wenger has sent scouts to track the winger, as ESPN have reported.

After failing to buy an outfield player this summer, the pressure is on Wenger to deliver results, and if the club still need added impetus going forward, don't be surprised to see Arsenal come in for the ex-Chelsea youth prospect to add drive and creativity from the flanks.

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