Sunday, May 19, 2024

Confirmed: Martin Odegaard signs new Arsenal contract

In excellent news, Arsenal have confirmed that Martin Odegaard has signed a new contract.

The Gunners had an option to extend the Norway international’s existing deal through until 2026 but Edu and Mikel Arteta have been keen to reward the club’s player of the season with a pay deal that reflects his importance to the first team.

According to The Athletic’s David Ornstein, the new terms commit Odegaard to Arsenal until 2028.

Odegaard has scored 27 goals and made 15 assists in 112 appearances for Arsenal. He initially joined the club on loan from Real Madrid before signing permanently for £35 million in August 2021; a deal that now looks like an absolute steal.

Ahead of last season, the 24-year-old was appointed club captain – a role he has performed diligently on and off the pitch – and last week he made the 30-man shortlist for the Ballon d’Or; fitting recognition of a stellar 12 months.

On his decision to extend, Odegaard said: “Signing a new contract was a really easy decision for me for lots of reasons. Mainly what we are doing right now as a club is special, and I want to be a part of that. I’m really excited for what’s to come here. I’ve found a place where I can be really settled and call my home.

“My story is a bit different maybe, as I moved around different clubs since I was 16. At Arsenal, since the first day, I’ve felt great and this is definitely my home now. I just want to say thanks to everyone working at the club and of course, our fantastic supporters. I will continue to give everything to bring success to this club in the years to come.”

Congratulations to Martin. Now attention turns to the North London derby. Another goal against Sp*rs wouldn’t be a bad way to celebrate.

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Stonks

I guess Cedric was the facilitator during the negotiations

Zet

It is a pretty good joke. Deserve a thumb up.

Jht

Master of deadwood.

Geefive

Sheringham. C@cks@#kaaa.

Sorry. I loved that show.

Daveo

Swegin!

KenyanArse

Amazing!

Momozemio

That video is so well orchestrated and it feels so natural coming from him…. LOVE IT 🤩

Sammy Nelsons Arse

Great news

John

Gabriel, Martinelli, Saka, Ramsdale, Saliba, Nelson and now Ødegaard. Great business by Edu and co. Up there with signing Jesus and Rice.
Fantastic how the atmosphere has changed from 2005-2012, when our best players were systematically poached by the likes of Chelsea, Barcelona, Man United and Man City. Now they want to stay because they see playing for Arteta’s Arsenal as the best place to win stuff. And if and when the PL throw the book at Man City, it unquestionably will be.

Dada

Imagine just for a second if this group of young guns were to do treble…

gooner

I guess it was in the bottom right corner. Never in doubt captain

Fezec

Well played sir

Savage

A signature goal

Tobi6footplus

Thoroughly deserved. He’s the brain of the team.

loose_cannon

As amazing as Bellingham has been for them, Real Madrid must be kicking themselves. Selling Odegaard for 30m must be one of their all time transfer blunders.

ChickPEA

Wait until he scores against them in the UCL final.

Chrispy

Just Benny Blanco left to get on a longer deal.

ChickPEA

I think I prefer him on the right.

Naked Cygan

Great news! I just hope he has a very high release clause in his contact because the way he is growing and improving I wouldn’t be surprised if we get a £200 million+ offer for him in the future. Next we need to secure Ben White to a long term contract.

Karl

I still cannot fathom how we got him from RM and for so cheap.

Les Doodis

Right? We might not be the best selling club but we can certainly buy

Curtis Carnes

Ancelotti

flash

I remember being a bit surprised that we pushed to sign him after the loan. Not that the loan went particularly badly but he certainly wasn’t the player then that he is now. Obviously it was a fucking steal as it turns out. Great recruitment. He really is our heartbeat on the pitch and truly becoming one of the best in the world at what he does.

Death by 300,000 Passes

Guys, am I the only one dreaming of another Invincible season? We have all the necessary ingredients!!

Ebo

Pan-European Invincibles would be nice. Is it too much to ask to not lose a PL or CL game in a full season?

With this group it actually feels possible

IndoGooners

if we can maintain our performance like vs PSV, it’s slightly possible, but if we play like the way we play vs fulham, where when we fight againts 10 plyaers, we just choose to go full defend, well…. we’ll get spanked

ClockEnder

Chill, fam

Thenge

A low-driven shot to the Sp*rs goal would be an apt way of celebrating this deal

Jht

Best news on the d… month, atleast! BRILLIANT!!

Jht

Lets celebrate by thrashing Spurs!

Samba

We love Odegaard.

Teryima Adi

Congrats, Captain Fantastic. Excel!!!!!

AverageJoe345

Awesome news. Perfect start to the weekend. Cannot wait for Sunday, Spurs should be bricking it. Fully convinced we will smash them. Let’s go!

TexgunE10

Just watched the Clive Palmer interview with MO on the afc site, and my, my, how lucky we are to have this young man grace our pitch and lead our squad. A classy captain for our permanently classy club.

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