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James McArthur | Midfielder | #18

Team: Crystal Palace
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/7/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 141

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Crystal Palace will have midfielder James McArthur back for a critical stretch of the season after the midfielder recovered from an ankle injury.
Initially, it appeared as though McArthur would miss the remainder of the season after tearing ankle ligaments at the beginning of February. But McArthur has been named on the bench against Manchester United ahead of the weekend FA Cup semifinal against Watford at Wembley Stadium. Manager Alan Pardew said the club will hope to see the Scottish international come in as a substitute on Wednesday in order to prove his fitness: "He's been a real miss for us; his energy, his experience and his quality, so really good news for us for these remaining four games." Apr 20 - 2:44 PM

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James McArthur is closing in on a return to action and the Palace midfielder could be back before the FA Cup semi-final on April 24.

When McArthur damaged ankle ligaments back in February, the player posted a social media update suggesting his season was over. But on Tuesday, Alan Pardew revealed the 28-year-old is back with the first team: "McArthur is very close, he’s trained with us now. If all goes well he could feature at Man United." The Eagles boss was speaking ahead of his sides’ midweek Premier League clash with Everton. He also confirmed Emmanuel Adebayor has been passed fit and will be added to the squad. Meanwhile, Connor Wickham could make his first start in more than six weeks following his appearance from the bench on Saturday.
Source: London 24
Apr 12 - 4:51 PM

James McArthur has made a remarkable recovery from ligament damage in his ankle and is set to return in the coming weeks.

The Crystal Palace holding midfielder was initially ruled out for the season after suffering the ankle injury against Bournemouth back in Week 24 at the beginning of February as even McArthur himself admitted his season looked to be over. However, manager Alan Pardew said the Scottish international has not suffered any setbacks and is on track to return for the club's FA Cup semifinal against Watford on April 24 at Wembley Stadium. McArthur had started every Premier League match but one before the injury. In the meantime, Mile Jedinak and Joe Ledley have filled in alongside Yohan Cabaye.
Apr 6 - 1:04 PM

Crystal Palace could be handed a huge fitness boost before the end of the season with the return of James McArthur from a serious ankle injury.

The Scottish international was expected to miss the rest of the season after suffering torn ligaments in his ankle toward the beginning of February. However, McArthur said he is hoping to be back before the end of April, possibly in time for the club's FA Cup semi-final against West Ham or Manchester United: "It’s a slow injury and it’s taken its time to heal but the target is for me to be back in three weeks. I think it’s going to be tight, we’re trying to push it as much as we can but it’s got to be controlled as well. It’s not going to be a case of I’ll be ready to go indefinitely, but I’m doing everything I can to get it better so I can play as soon as possible."
Mar 23 - 8:03 PM

James McArthur is expected to miss the remainder of the season after the Crystal Palace midfielder sustained ankle ligament damage against AFC Bournemouth in game week twenty-four.

Alan Pardew provided an update ahead of last weekends’ trip to Swansea: "I have some disappointing news. McArthur is out for a long time." Before the player himself wrote on Twitter: "Looks like season is over for me with ankle ligaments torn. Just another challenge in my career to make sure I work hard and come back stronger." To compound matters further, the Eagles will also be without Jason Puncheon for around a month after the winger pulled up with a hamstring problem during the same game. On a brighter note, Connor Wickham is available for the visit of Watford this weekend having served his three match ban.
Source: The Guardian
Feb 10 - 7:00 AM

Crystal Palace registered their biggest win of the season in a 5-1 drubbing of Newcastle as Alan Pardew managed a win against the club he coached just one year ago.

It was James McArthur who provided the biggest surprise of the day by scoring his first two goals of the season from his midfield role. Yannick Bolasie also starred for Palace with two goals as the winger has now scored four goals, his entire total for last season. Connor Wickham proved that he can provide some offensive spark for a struggling attack in the absence of Dwight Gayle and Bakary Sako by recording two assists, one to McArthur and one to Bolasie. Wilfried Zaha also added his name to the score sheet with a hgoal while Damien Delaney also picked up an assist.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Nov 28, 2015 12:45:00 PM

Premier League new boys look to Crystal Palace’s James McArthur to strengthen their midfield.

With Palace boss Alan Pardew eyeing up a reunion with his former Newcastle lynchpin Johan Cabaye, midfielder James McArthur might be surplus to requirements. Norwich manager Alex Neil knows McArthur well from their playing days at Hamilton Accies and will value the steel and energy the Scottish international will add to Norwich’s engine room. McArthur cost Palace £7 million last summer and been a fixture this season (playing 30 matches), so it will command a similar fee to take prize him away. Not the marquee signing the Norwich faithful will be hoping for, but with Hull’s Robbie Brady and Man
Mon, Jun 8, 2015 04:57:00 AM

James McArthur joined Wilfried Zaha and Joel Ward in scoring on Saturday as Palace cruised past London rivals Queens Park Rangers.

Goals are not really McArthur's thing. 143 of his 179 points so far this season have come from defensive phantom points (tackles won, passes intercepted and blocked shots). The fact that he added a goal, and the winning goal at that, to his defensive efforts made Week 29 a big one for McArthur. You can expect that he will continue to deliver the phantom defending points but don't base any of your plans around him scoring more than one more goal for the entire season.
Source: Yahoo.com
Wed, Mar 18, 2015 12:57:00 PM

Crystal Palace midfielder James McArthur left Selhurst Park on Saturday in a protective boot fearing he may have fractured his foot during a hard fought victory over Tottenham Hotspur.

The tough tackling Scot revealed the injury occurred with around 20 minutes remaining but McArthur wanted to carry on to help secure three points for the Eagles’ in Alan Pardews’ first Premier League game in charge – a win which catapulted Palace out of the relegation zone. Further tests will confirm the extent of the problem but if broken the player could be sidelined for between 4-6 weeks, a huge blow considering Mile Jedinak and Yannick Bolasie are also unavailable because of their international commitments. However there was some good news on Sunday when the player himself took to social media to provide an update - his foot had settled / improved a little which could be an indication that the injury is not as bad as originally feared.
Mon, Jan 12, 2015 01:20:00 PM

Crystal Palace has been able to call upon the services of defender Damien Delaney for the FA Cup trip to Dover Athletic but James McArthur misses out with an unspecified injury.

Delaney and McArthur both picked up knocks during the draw at Villa Park on New Years’ Day and the latter has been unable to shake off the problem which forced his withdrawal deep into injury time. The extent of the injury is not yet known although initial reports suggest the problem is not too serious which should see the midfielder return against Tottenham in game week 21. Todays’ third round cup tie represents Alan Pardews’ first game in charge having finalised his contractual details / compensation package with Newcastle on Saturday and the former Toon boss has named a pretty strong line-up for this potential banana skin although Mile Jedinak is unavailable [Asia Cup] and Marouane Chamakh [hamstring] remains out.
Source: Sky Sports
Sun, Jan 4, 2015 08:03:00 AM

James McArthur scored a goal but it looked to be wrongly deemed offside and that summed up a forgettable day for Crystal Palace as they were run over by Manchester City at the Etihad, 3-0.

Palace took a safe approach hoping City would not have their usual attack flowing minus a true striker in their XI and for the first 45 minutes, the plan was working. Though City had the lion's share of possession and took 8 first half shots to just one for the Eagles, Palace's shot was the only one that was on target. City began to click as the second half picked up and Palace found themselves down 2-0 in quick fashion. McArthur looked to have given them a fighting chance in the 68th minute though, when he scored from a Yannick Bolasie cross. The goal should have stood but it was adjudged offside. A bitter pill to swallow as the outcome may have been different, but in all likelihood, City were going to get three points from this regardless.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 10:01:00 AM

Crystal Palace complete their second signing on deadline day with the capture of James McArthur from Wigan Athletic for an undisclosed fee.

While the fee hasn't been made official, it is thought to be in the neighborhood of £7m , which would be a club record. McArthur should see himself go straight in as a regular for Neil Warnock, set to partner Mile Jedinak in the center of midfield. At 26, McArthur is in the prime of his career and should be an integral part of how the season plays out for the Eagles.
Source: Daily Mail
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 04:57:00 PM

Leicester and Wigan have agreed on a fee for the rights to James McArthur.

The Wigan midfielder has been pursued by Leicester in recent weeks and the Foxes have finally made an offer big enough. Leicester boss Niger Pearson has repeatedly stated that he's happy with his players but needs more options to compete in the Premier League and it's hard to imagine McArthur as an every game starter. We don't anticipate to see McArthur as a great fantasy option this season.
Source: Sky Sports
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 11:49:00 PM