Fenerbahce's Ferdi Kadioglu's wild goal returns and shows exactly why Mikel Arteta could move for him in January amid speculation Arsenal have been eyeing the left-back
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There has been much speculation in recent months about Arsenal's interest in Fenerbahçe's Ferdi Kadioglu, with the Gunners thin at the back.
Born in Arnhem, Netherlands, the left-back joined the Turkish Super Lig club in 2018 and went on to score an impressive 16 goals and 20 assists in 172 appearances in all competitions for the Super Lig side.
And his fine form has reportedly caught the attention of several players from the Gunners sockets claim Mikel Arteta's side are monitoring him.
This was claimed in November by Yagiz Sabuncuoglu, a journalist at the Turkish outlet Sports Digitalthat Arsenal scouts had been monitoring the player and had given 'a positive report' on him.
But this week, more speculation has emerged online and on social media, with a video resurfacing on X (formerly Twitter) that has got many Arsenal fans talking.
A video of Fenerbahçe star Ferdi Kadioglu scoring a bicycle kick has emerged on social media
It comes amid speculation that Arsenal had reportedly scouted the left-back, with fans taking to social media to praise the defender
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The video shows the 24-year-old in action for his club, scoring a stunning bicycle kick in the Turkish Cup semi-final against Sivasspor last season.
After a goalless first half, Kadioglu rose high into the air and slid the ball over his head into the back of the Sivasspor net to give the home side the lead.
They would go on to win the match 3-0 to secure a place in the final, which they went on to win 2-0 against Basaksehir, but fans online have marveled at his sublime goal, with some Arsenal fans claiming they have to grab. upwards.
One wrote: 'This guy is a full-back but he moves like Messi. Ferdi Kadioglu to Arsenal. Who says no?'
“Very intriguing player to say the least…” added another.
A third said: 'I've seen a lot of full-backs over the years and very few move like this. Impressive.'
Another fan suggested Arsenal could benefit from having him in the squad: 'Ferdi Kadioglu has something different. I think Arsenal need something else to strengthen the depth of our squad.”
While another simply added: 'This is amazing and madness.'
So far in the transfer window, Arsenal have been searching for a striker, with the Gunners the favorites to sign Brentford star Ivan Toney.
Despite this, Arteta could strengthen his defensive options in January with Takehiro Tomiyasu unavailable as he travels to play in the Asia Cup.
Meanwhile, Oleksandr Zinchenko was recently ruled out with a calf problem but could return in the coming weeks, while Jurrien Timber is also out of action for an extended period.
One fan wrote on X: “Ferdi Kadioglu has something different, I think Arsenal need something different to increase the depth of our squad.”
The left-back scored four times in all competitions last season and has scored twice in European competitions so far this season
Despite this, there is a chance that Arsenal will be unable to make any new signings in Janaury, with the Gunners boss playing down rumors that the club could be active in the market.
“We are open to the transfer market but the focus is on making the most of what we have,” he told his press conference ahead of their FA Cup tie with Liverpool.
'We will look together with the club to see if there are possibilities.
“(But) it is a possibility (that we won't sign anyone).”