The 22-year-old midfielder setup Cenk Tosun with the first goal and also provided the assist for his hat-trick. Özyakup also setup Olcay Şahan with a well-timed pass from inside the penalty area.
The Turkish international completed 44 passes with an 86 percent accuracy and made a total of six key passes in the 74 minutes he played against Mersin. Özyakup scored a 9.10 rating for his performance according to Whoscored.
The Beşiktaş star was actually born in Holland and captained the Dutch side to the final of the 2009 Under-17 European Championships before switching allegiances to the Turkish national team.
“To be honest it is mostly Robin [who I look up to] because he is Dutch and he really looks after me outside of football as well,” Ozyakup told Arsenal.com in 2011.
“There are more off-field things as well and I am really, really happy he looks after me like this. I never expected him to help me that much but I am really thankful that he does that for me.
“Obviously on his Twitter feed he says little things like congratulations – it is those little things he does that are perfect and what I look up to.”
Van Persie joined rival Istanbul club Fenerbahçe from Manchester United over the summer on a deal reported to be worth £4.7 million. The experienced striker made his league debut in the 2-0 win over Eskişehirspor on Friday 14 August.
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