Latics’ Mr. Reliable, James McArthur has continued to be a firm favourite with fans at the DW Stadium as he enters his fifth season at the club.
The Scotland international made his 150th appearance for the club at the end of the 2013-14 season after making just under 200 appearances for previous club Hamilton Academical where he previously spent five years after progressing through the youth ranks north of the border.
Signed for £500,000 in 2010, McArthur’s energetic displays were a feature of Latics’ success in the Premier League and he was a key cog in the engine room as Roberto Martinez’s side won the FA Cup with Budweiser in 2013.
McArthur continued to be an ever-present member of the squad during the 2013-14 Sky Bet Championship campaign, making 53 appearances in all competitions.