Many Crystal Palace fans have been quick to praise James McArthur’s impact since he joined Crystal Palace after it was highlighted that he has made the second most Premier League appearances for the club, behind only Wilfried Zaha.
The Scottish midfielder joined the club for a fee of £7.92 million (Transfermarkt) from Wigan Athletic. Indeed, it was a club-record transfer fee at the time and, since then, the has played 188 times for Crystal Palace in the Premier League, scoring 17 and assisting 17.
These appearances have seemingly made many love him, with one tweeting he is ‘underrated.’
As per WhoScored, no one makes more interceptions per game than him (1.9) while only James McCarthy is the only player to beat him for tackles made over the same period, while the former Hamilton youngster has also provided the joint-most assists this season.
With that in mind, here’s a look at how Palace fans were discussing him.
"The 32-cap Scottish international has gone on to make 188 Premier League appearances for the Eagles, behind only Wilfred Zaha’s 192."
The one, the only, Jimmy Mac (the 1st).https://t.co/7xeqooyoy1
— Back Of The Nest 🦅 (@BackOfTheNest) March 10, 2020
Great servant of the club. Absolute workhorse. Very good player.
— Jim Foster (@jimbo2556) March 10, 2020
One of our best ever signings. It’s no coincidence that our best ever run at the top has coincided with JMac. Superb ‘baller.
— Mahou Man (@PalaceBySea) March 10, 2020
Will he play long enough to earn a testimonial? Deserves one. Terrific servant, and tremendous underrated footballer.
— mark smethurst (@Promo_man) March 10, 2020
Talented and often underated or underappreciated but one of my all time favourite Palace players. https://t.co/nDOL5BLqLm
— Tony Hart (@tonyhartabi) March 10, 2020
Who would have thought he would have been this good when he arrived
— LetsTalkPalace (@letstalkpalace) March 10, 2020
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