Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard has signed a new contract with the club that will keep him there until 2028, according to The Athletic.
Odegaard has been one of the most consistent Arsenal players since he arrived at the club in 2020, and was named as captain last season. His performance as captain was brilliant, as he steered his side to a place in the UEFA Champions League for the first time since 2017.
The 24-year-old Norway captain spoke to the club after signing the contract, revealing that he felt comfortable and at home at the club.
“It was an easy decision for me. As I said many times, I felt connected and I felt at home here since the first day,” he said.
“And also I was moving around a lot and struggling to really settle down, so I felt like I needed a place to come and settle down and to kind of find a home, ” he said about committing to Arsenal.
Clubs were beginning to sniff around for Odegaard, who had two years left on his previous contract at the club. The midfielder never once considered leaving the club, as he was in talks over a new contract.
Odegaard contributed 15 goals and eight assists in the league alone last season, making him the most productive midfielder in England. This season, he already has three goals in six appearances for the club.
Arsenal have managed to convince their biggest talents to extend their contracts at the club due to their visible progress and convincing project. All of Bukayo Saka, William Saliba, Aaron Ramsdale, Reiss Nelson, Gabriel Martinelli, and now Odegaard have committed their futures to the club.
The next step for Odegaard, surely, is to lift some trophies as captain of the club, starting this season.