In a recent interview with Caughtoffside, renowned journalist Fabrizio Romano stated that Arsenal are optimistic about tying Martin Odegaard down to a new contract. Romano said,
“Odegaard is in love with Arsenal, and Arsenal are in love with Odegaard, so the feeling is mutual that they will continue together for a long time.
“Odegaard is club captain, and an important player on and off the pitch. Arsenal are now planning to continue contract negotiations with Odegaard in the next weeks and months, in order to get a new deal done, following the fine work they did to tie down other star players such as Bukayo Saka, William Saliba, Aaron Ramsdale and Reiss Nelson in recent months.
“Now it’s time for Odegaard – and Arsenal are very optimistic about a positive outcome to this story, with the Norwegian likely to sign a new long-term deal with an improved salary. We’re just waiting for the negotiations to continue in the next weeks and months.”
Odegaard’s Recent Form In North London
Odegaard has made a decent start to this campaign after putting in a few impressive displays at the centre of Mikel Arteta’s midfield. The Norway international has scored two goals in five matches for Arsenal this season in multiple competitions.
The 24-year-old has given a good account of himself by averaging 3.5 shots, 0.5 key passes and 1.0 dribbles per game in Premier League football. He has also been tidy when distributing possession from midfield as he has made 85.2% of his attempted passes in the English top tier (stats via whoscored).
Arsenal Are Optimistic About Tying Odegaard Down To A New Contract: Good Move For Everyone Involved?
Odegaard is a technically gifted footballer who can set up a few clear-cut chances for his teammates in the final third. He is an excellent dribbler with the ball as well and can shoot the ball purely and with power from long range.
The Norwegian talent has added plenty of goals to his game and is currently one of the most important members of Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta‘s squad.
Therefore, it will be a good move for both the player and the North London club to extend their time together in search of more success in the future.