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Martin Odegaard addresses long-term Arsenal future as Gunners chase new contract

Martin Odegaard addresses long-term Arsenal future as Gunners chase new contract

Martin Odegaard is “very happy” at Arsenal despite links with a move away this summer.

The Gunners captain starred last season as Mikel Arteta’s side launched a surprise Premier League title bid, scoring 15 goals and registering seven assists.

Paris Saint-German were then credited with an interest in the 24-year-old, though there was little chance Arsenal would ever cash in.

Instead, as reported by Standard Sport in May, the club want to tie him down to a new deal, having already secured the long-term futures of William Saliba, Aaron Ramsdale, Bukayo Saka, Gabriel and Gabriel Martinelli.

Odegaard has two years left on his current contract and enjoys a strong relationship with Arteta, who made him club captain last summer.

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The playmaker is settled in London and remains a leading force in the squad even despite the big money signings of Declan Rice and Kai Havertz this summer.

Speaking to Nettavisen when asked about a contract extension, Odegaard said: “I don’t have much to say, apart from the fact that I am very happy at Arsenal and I hope I can be there for a long time. Beyond that, I have no comment right now. Now, it is the national team that is in focus.”