Date: 10th September 2023 at 10:47pm
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Martin Odegaard is in line for a new contract with the club according to Fabrizio Romano after an incredible rise to captaincy. 

The Norwegian is hoping to be the latest player to put pen to paper after incredible performances over the last 12 months will no doubt have put him on the radar of many big-spending clubs.

Having become club-captain and a player the team relies heavily on, signing a new deal sooner rather than later will almost certainly be the feeling at the club.

Odegaard’s current deal expires in 2025 with Mikel Arteta keen to secure the services of his skipper services for the long-term as he has done with other key Arsenal players.

The Gunners have rewarded the likes of Aaron Ramsdale, William Saliba, Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli with new contracts in recent months, with the forwards set to stay at the Emirates until at least 2027.

Now, it seems Odegaard is next in line, with Fabrizio Romano reporting that the club are ‘planning to continue talks over a new long-term deal’.

Will Odegaard sign a new deal for Arsenal?

The 24-year-old first joined Arsenal on loan from Real Madrid in January 2021, completing a permanent move to north London the following summer for a fee of around £30million.

So, he’s already had a taste of life at a club that you’d expect to be the pinnacle for players and their careers. With that in mind, his experience wasn’t the greatest at the Bernabeu and spent years out on loan which may have soured the test of a move to a club like Real Madrid or elsewhere.

The attacking midfielder has grown into one of the club’s most important stars both on and off the pitch, if not the most important.

He very nearly captained his side to the Premier League title last season but managed to win his first piece of silverware with the Gunners in August after beating Manchester City on penalties in the Community Shield.

With all of that mind, it’s hard to envisage an Arsenal without Odegaard and vice versa, it’s hard to see him wanting to leave a project at the Emirates still in its exciting early stages.

 

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