Early Doors

Footballer refuses to miss big match with wife about to give birth

James McArthur wasn't willing to miss the daddy of all matches despite impending fatherhood.

The Wigan and Scotland midfielder decided to get a television hooked up next to his heavily pregnant wife's bed so he could watch the Champions League match between Arsenal and Bayern Munich on Wednesday night.

McArthur was so thrilled with his cunning plan, he decided to tweet a picture of his missus in the hospital.

You can almost hear the Champions League theme tune from the phone on his Twitter account.

Here's hoping everything goes smoothly with the birth. His trip to Manchester City with Wigan later this month might have sent her into labour.