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James McArthur, Wigan Midfielder, Risks Missing Birth Of Newborn To Watch Arsenal V Bayern Munich

20/02/2014 09:41 GMT | Updated 20/02/2014 09:59 GMT

Wigan Athletic midfielder James McArthur was so excited about Arsenal and Bayern Munich's Champions League clash he risked missing the birth of his newborn.

McArthur, 26, tweeted a picture of his heavily pregnant wife in hospital but revealed he was loathe to swap watching the game for bedside vigil duties.

"Misses [sic.] is getting induced and hopefully having baby tonight but I ain't missing the footy," McArthur tweeted.

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McArthur was unwilling to miss Arsenal's game with Bayern