Cryptic update on Odegaard’s contract negotiations with Arsenal

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Despite saying he is “extremely pleased” with the club, Martin Odegaard has refused to discuss his ongoing contract negotiations with Arsenal.

Since joining the team on loan from Real Madrid in January 2021, the midfielder has played a significant role in Mikel Arteta’s squad. In August 2021, after the Gunners paid £30 million for his talents, he signed a permanent four-year contract. Odegaard was granted the captain’s hat and assisted in leading the team to the 2022–23 Premier League’s runner-up spot. 

Back in May, 5Times reported that Odegaard and Arsenal were to resume contract negotiations. The club captain, however, declined to be more straightforward about the state of the discussions in an interview with Nettavisen.

He stated, “I don’t have much to say, other than the fact that I am really happy at Arsenal and I hope I can stay with the club for a long time. I have nothing else to say at this time. I have a few years remaining on my contract, I’m in good health, and I intend to stay at the club for a very long time.”

The offensive midfielder’s current contract is set to expire in 2025, but Arsenal has the option of automatically extending it by one more year.

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