Arsenal Target Contract Extension for Martin Odegaard
‘Discussions Ongoing’ With Martin Odegaard Over New Contract
The update from Romano confirms “discussions (are) ongoing” between Arsenal and Odegaard over a new long-term contract. He confirms Odegaard could be the “next top player” for the Gunners to commit his future to the club after recent extensions with William Saliba, Gabriel, Bukayo Saka, Aaron Ramsdale, Gabriel Martinelli and Reiss Nelson.
The news of a possible new contract for the midfielder will please all connected to Arsenal. Mikel Arteta seems to be building a core of players, which the Norwegian appears central to, with the Arsenal boss praising him for his development last season: “We are really happy he represents the club in the way he does. He needs to continue to develop those skills in the best way because the demands will keep increasing, and his role hopefully as well.”
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Odegaard’s Arsenal Spell Recapped
Odegaard, previously described as “amazing,” joined the Gunners on a permanent transfer from Real Madrid after enjoying a successful loan spell during the second half of the 2020/21 season, where he made 20 appearances for the North London club. Since moving to the Emirates Stadium, his career has gone from strength to strength, becoming a mainstay of Arsenal’s on-field improvement, flourishing during the 2022/23 season.
Odegaard is a joy to watch, with his accurate passing and exceptional close control. He picks up pockets of space brilliantly, breaking lines with his movement, scoring a goal or supplying a decisive through ball. Signing the Norwegian star to a new long-term deal will be a vital boost for everyone connected with Arsenal.