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Ødegaard thriving as captain

If Erling Haaland is the Premier League’s goal machine then its creative genius may well be, with apologies to Kevin De Bruyne, Martin Ødegaard. Come the season’s end, two Norwegians could be competing for individual honours. Placing the captaincy with an artistic playmaker is not usual practice in English football but Mikel Arteta has instead followed the orthodoxy of giving the armband to the team’s best, most important player. At Brighton it was Ødegaard who made the difference against an opponent refusing to be flushed out. His goal may have been a…


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