A product of Arsenal Academy and AZ Alkmaar Academy, Ozyakup can play as a central midfielder or as an offensive midfielder. He is a Turkish footballer playing for Turkish Super Lig clb Besiktas and the Turkish national football team. At age 19, he chose to play for Turkey instead of the Netherlands. Coincidentally Ozyakup scored his first international goal for Turkey against the Netherlands on 06 September 2015 in the Euro 2016 qualifies.
He signed for Arsenal on shoolboy forms on 1 September 2008 before moving to Besiktas on 8 June 2012.
He was born in Zaandam, Netherlands.