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The latest on William Saliba and Martin Odegaard contract situations

William Saliba agrees new contract at Arsenal with Martin Odegaard next.

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After Bukayo Saka committed his long-term future to Arsenal a couple of weeks ago, here is the latest on a couple more players the club are trying to tie down to new deals ahead of next season.

Bukayo Saka recently committed his long-term future to the Gunners, following in the footsteps of Aaron Ramsdale, Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel who have all also signed new contracts during 2022/23. Arsenal aren’t done there though with Reiss Nelson, Martin Odegaard and William Saliba also expected to sign new long-term contracts very soon.

The latest on William Saliba was reported by David Ornstein on Saturday morning which was that Arsenal have reached an agreement with the player over a new long-term contract. The Frenchman’s current deal expires at the end of the next season with Mikel Arteta keen to tie his future down to Arsenal as soon as possible and now it finally looks like it’s going to get done.

William Saliba is happy in North London and always wanted to stay at Arsenal beyond next season, despite the interest from PSG and Real Madrid. According to reports, William Saliba is expected to get the number two shirt next season and part of his new deal. He currently wears the number 12 shirt.

With William Saliba and Reiss Nelson contracts nearly done with the announcements expected in the coming weeks, Arsenal’s focus will turn to their captain, Martin Odegaard who the club also want to secure the future of ahead of the 2023/24 campaign.

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The Norwegian enjoyed an outstanding 2022/23 campaign for the Gunners, validated by winning Arsenal’s player of the season award this week. He was the highest scoring midfielder in the Premier League this season and his new contract is set to represent that as he’s expected to become one of the highest paid players in the league.

Martin Odegaard’s contract situation is expected to be a simple one with the player extremely happy in London and at Arsenal and wants to continue playing under Mikel Arteta for the foreseeable future.

Mikel Arteta speaking on more contract extensions after the last game of the season again Wolves: “We are working on a few more. We have gone through the season and we have tied down a very important part of the team and that’s what we wanted to do. This never stops, they keep evolving and developing.”

Edu and his team deserve a lot of credit for how they’ve gone about securing the futures of key players at the club. Keeping this young group together is just as important as any new signings made this summer. Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, William Saliba, Aaron Ramsdale and Gabriel all signing new long-term contracts is a great sign of the progress being made at Arsenal.

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