Martin Odegaard extends Arsenal contract, becomes highest-paid player in club
By Jennifer S. Kuwanta
Arsenal midfielder Martin Odegaard has signed a new five-year contract with Arsenal that will keep him at the club until 2028.
Goal.com reported that his previous deal, which was worth £120,000 per week, was due to expire in 2025. After signing the new contract the Danish international will now become the club’s highest earner.
The 24-year-old has appeared in 92 Premier League games for the Gunners thus far, since arriving at the club from Real Madrid in 2021 for €35 million plus add-ons. He has 25 Premier League goals to his name and 14 assists.
Speaking to Arsenal.com after signing the new deal, Odegaard said, “Signing a new contract was a really easy decision for me.
“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.”
The midfielder will be next seen in action on Sunday when Arsenal face rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the north London derby.
Martin Odegaard was born 17 December 1998. He is a Norwegian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for and captains both Premier League club Arsenal and the Norway national team. Considered one of the best midfielders in the world, he is known for his technique, dribbling ability, vision and range of passing.