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McArthur deal falls through

After recent speculation, James McArthur remains a Wigan Athletic player, for the time being.

Stu Forster

Manager Uwe Rosler revealed this afternoon in his press-conference that James McArthur will remain a Wigan player after Leicester allegedly left Wigan in the dark about the proposed £7 million move for McArthur. Rosler explained the situation in the press conference this afternoon:

"It's been a very hectic week, the transfer saga regarding James came to a point where the Chairman accepted a bid from Leicester in terms of evaluation. We didn't accept the pay structure and then Leicester left James McArthur in the limbo."

Rosler's mood reflected his thoughts on how Leicester handled the situation and was deeply unhappy with how they had effected McArthur and felt the former Hamilton midfielder had been "used".

This will come as excellent news to Wigan fans after many were resigned to losing McArthur during the week after the bid was accepted but with McArthur set to stay at least until January, Attentions turn to arrivals to the club with Adam Forshaw being the headline act for Uwe Rosler.

"The reason why this has taken longer than usual is administration, in terms of staying in regulations with the Football League. We had approval straight away from the FA and the Premier League but no =t from the Football League. Every party is willing to find a structure of the 3 party agreement where the player can be registered as soon as possible."

Subject to a clause in Forshaw's contract when he signed with Brentford from Everton. Everton are entitled to a unknown bonus should Forshaw move on from Griffin Park. With the League 1 player of the year set to seal a move up north, Everton will be entitled to a certain percentage of the transfer.

For the time being however Uwe Rosler will turn his attention to the visit of Birmingham tomorrow afternoon where he'll be hoping to claim Wigan's second win of the season.