Gary Neville has picked ‘beautiful’ Arsenal star Martin Odegaard as his Premier League Player of the Season for the 2023-24 campaign.

Odegaard has conjured up eight goals and eight assists across 34 Premier League games this season and has produced a series of top performances.

The Arsenal captain is hoping to help the Gunners land their first top-flight title in 20 years but they are locked in a tense battle with Manchester City.

It is currently unknown who will come out on top in the title race but Neville is adamant that Odegaard has been the best player across the entire league.

‘I didn’t have to think about it at all,’ Neville told Sky Sports. ‘I think every game I’ve watched of Arsenal, he’s a beautiful player.

‘He knits everything together. I love Rice, I love Foden, but for me that is an absolute unbelievable football player.

‘He’s the best player in the league I’ve seen this season on a regular basis. He takes the balls on the half-turn, tries to play them through – the right type of passes.

‘If he had, for instance, a striker who made those little darting runs like an Aguero, the amount of chances he creates is unbelievable. I think that’s his peak this season.’

Fellow pundit Jamie Carragher opted to pick a player from the City camp as his Player of the Season, with the Liverpool legend going for Phil Foden.

‘I spent all day thinking about this and my two were Foden and Palmer,’ Carragher said.

‘The reason I didn’t go for Palmer, perhaps this is wrong to say this but Chelsea having a bad season and not playing in the Champions League – I could’ve tossed a coin on it.

‘It feels like a breakout season for Foden, and now he’s one of the main players in the team. If you remember the Champions League final, he was on the bench.

‘City win the treble, he’s involved, but he wouldn’t have felt what he feels this season. He feels central to everything they’re doing.’