says he hopes to play for for a ‘long time’ amid reports he is in talks over a contract extension.
The Arsenal captain’s current deal expires in 2025 and over the next few weeks and months.
Given how important Odegaard is to Mikel Arteta, this news has delighted Gunners fans, with the attacking midfielder set to be the latest player to commit his future to the Emirates.
, William Saliba, and Gabriel Martinelli, are among those to have penned new deals in the last few months.
The north London side don’t fear losing the former Real Madrid starlet, who first joined the club in January 2021, though there was interest from PSG over the summer.
However, Odegaard was coy on the contract talks when asked about them while on international duty with Norway.
‘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,’ the 24-year-old told Norwegian outlet Nettavisen.
‘Beyond that, I have no comment right now. Now, it is the national team that is in focus.’
It’s been a successful international break for Norway, with Odegaard skippering them to a 6-0 victory in a friendly against Jordan, before he scored in a 2-1 win over Georgia on Tuesday night.
That result has kept their hopes of qualifying for Euro 2024 alive, though they are still some way behind Scotland and Spain in their group.
Had they have drawn with Georgia it would have meant that , would have sealed their place at the finals in Germany.
Now, Odegaard’s attention turns to maintaining Arsenal’s unbeaten start to the season, with the Gunners travelling to Everton on Sunday.
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