Martin Odegaard has extended his contract with Arsenal and becomes the highest-paid player at the club.
Odegaard penned a new five-year deal until 2028 with the Gunners, per The Athletic.
“Signing a new contract was a really easy decision for me. What we are doing right now as a club is special, and I want to be a part of that,” Odegaard said.
The Arsenal captain who arrived at the Emirates on loan from Real Madrid in 2021 has turned himself around thanks to manager, Mikel Arteta.
“At Arsenal I’ve always had this special feeling. Even before I came here, I remember playing Fifa and I was always Arsenal. I had a good feeling about the club and brought myself here.”
The Norway international was named the Gunners’ Player of the Season last season after a stellar campaign in which he scored 15 goals in the Premier League, jointly topping the scoring charts from midfield.
Now in his fourth season with Arsenal, the future looks brighter for the 24-year-old in the next five years.
“I personally enjoy that pressure. No matter the pressure from outside, I will always put more on myself and I think the team all enjoy it. We want to be there at the top, fighting to win things. That’s where we’re going to be so we have to focus on the right things and I’m sure good things will come.”