McArthur signs new deal

Wigan player James McArthur
Wigan player James McArthur

JAMES McArthur has put pen to paper on a new four year deal at Wigan Athletic.

The Scot had two years to run on his current contract but has signed a new deal with improved terms.

The midfielder joined Wigan from Hamilton in 2010 and his recall to the Latics side towards the end of this season coincided with the side’s great run of form and escape from relegation.

Speaking after signing the deal, McArthur said: “I’m delighted to extend my stay at the club after what has been a fantastic season for Wigan Athletic and for me personally.”

Manager Roberto Martinez said: “James has grown since the day he arrived at Wigan Athletic.

“His attitude, desire and daily standards make him an example for any young professional footballer.

“This season he has managed to put all the hard work in the training ground into effective performances on the pitch, helping the team to achieve outstanding results against the best sides in European football.

“We are all very proud of James at this moment but still very aware that at his age the best footballing years still to come.”