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Ødegaard becomes Arsenal’s highest paid player

Martin Ødegaard has become the highest paid player at Arsenal after signing a new deal with the club.

The 24 year old club captain was in the final two years of his current contract at the Emirates, and was starting to attract interest from other teams.

However, all such speculation has been shut down after he put pen to paper on a new five year deal.

He moved to the Emirates initially on loan from Real Madrid, before it was made permanent in the summer of 2021 for a fee of around £32 million.

Since then he has scored 25 goals in 92 appearances, and was named in the PFA team of the year for last season.

He is the tenth first team player to sign a new deal in the past 15 months, and he has become an integral member of the team, a conduit for Mikel Arteta’s ideas and vision on the pitch.

The Norwegian says that he has felt at home at the Emirates since walking through the door, and, having moved around a fair bit earlier in his career, it is good to have finally found a place to settle down.

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