While away on international duty with Norway, club captain Martin Odegaard has provided an update on his Arsenal contract extension.
Arsenal have been pushing to tie many of their starting eleven down to new long-term contracts at the Emirates Stadium after exceeding expectations last season. The Gunners put together an unlikely title charge with the youngest team in the league and Mikel Arteta is keen to secure the futures of his best players ahead of next season.
Gabriel Magalhaes, Gabriel Martinelli, Bukayo Saka and Aaron Ramsdale have all signed new long-term deals at the club. Reiss Nelson and William Saliba are also close to putting pen to paper with their new contract announcements expected soon.
That’s six important players tied down to new deals with club captain, Martin Odegaard up next on the list. The Norwegian has a contract with Arsenal until 2025, and the club have an option to extend to 2026.
Another player has signed a new long-term contract at Arsenal…👀📝
Four down, one announcement pending, two to go…
The club is certainly learning from past mistakes. pic.twitter.com/uq1DMoSVcA
— now.arsenal (@now_arsenaI) June 8, 2023
Martin Odegaard says he hasn’t spoken to Arsenal about a new contract yet, but he’s happy and hoping to stay at the club.
Martin Odegaard on his contract extension: “I’m very happy at Arsenal and I hope to stay here for a long time. Let’s see on contract situation after the summer.”
“I didn’t speak to Arsenal, it’s not on me honestly; no rush, my contract is still long.”
Martin Odegaard made 37 appearances in the Premier League last season, only Ramsdale, Gabriel and Bukayo Saka made more in the league during the 2022/23 campaign. The Norwegian provided seven assists and scored 15 goals which from midfield is an impressive return and shows his importance to Mikel Arteta’s side.