Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard could become next in line to sign a new contract with the Gunners committing his long-term future at the club.
Journalist Fabrizio Romano reported that the club is in talks with the Norwegian regarding a new long-term deal that will be negotiated in the coming weeks and months.
The midfielder has gone on record in the recent past suggesting that he would love to continue playing at the Emirates Stadium beyond his current deal. Back in June, he said: “I have a few years left on the contract.
“I’m fine and I hope to be at the club for a long time to come. I have not spoken to them, that is not my task.” Odegaard’s current deal with Arsenal runs till 2025 and he currently earns a reported £115,000-a-week salary.
Over the last year, the Gunners have made an effort to tie down their young players to long-term contracts at the club. This has showcased the club’s long-term ambitions to be successful and the trust that they have in their current youthful squad.
They have renewed the deals of William Saliba, Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, Gabriel Magalhaes, Aaron Ramsdale, and Reiss Nelson over the last year. Manager Mikel Arteta will be hoping that captain Odegaard is the latest addition to this list.
The midfielder is not only the leader of the group but also a very important player in the Arsenal midfield. He has performed brilliantly under Arteta while operating in the number 10 role.
Having contributed 15 goals and seven assists in 37 appearances in the Premier League last season, he has already scored two goals in four games in the league so far this season. He was also named in the PFA Team of the Year after last season.
He also captains his international side at such a young age and has already earned 52 caps for Norway.
Since arriving at the Emirates from Real Madrid on a £34 million deal back in 2021, he has grown in stature to become the youngest captain of the club since Cesc Fabregas, at just 23 years old.
Now 24, he still has many years to give to the club and that is why everyone involved at the club will be hoping that the Norwegian puts pen to paper as soon as possible.