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Leicester boss Pearson: I called McArthur on Monday...

Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson says he's spoken to Crystal Palace midfielder James McArthur since Saturday's clash.

Pearson phoned McArthur on Monday night to explain his actions.

"I don't wish I had handled it differently, it was jovial - things happen quickly in games," said Pearson after defeat to Arsenal.

"I spoke to him on Monday night, he actually text me and I was composing a text back but just decided to call him.

"I apologise to Alan [Pardew] for calling one of his players but it was just a friendly chat and I think McArthur comes out very well from the situation."

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