Cherries: Arter focused despite speculation

Bournemouth Echo: IMPRESSIVE: Harry Arter IMPRESSIVE: Harry Arter

HIGHLY-rated midfielder Harry Arter is vowing to focus solely on Cherries’ promotion push amid speculation over his future.

The 23-year-old was this week linked with Premier League clubs West Ham United and Fulham in an article in the Daily Star.

Arter was also left flattered by glowing praise from Jamie Redknapp in the former England star’s column for the Daily Mail.

Londoner Arter has earned rave reviews since emerging as a key player for Eddie Howe following the manager’s return to Dean Court.

The central midfielder has scored five goals and chipped in with three assists for Cherries in 24 appearances this season.

“It is nice to be linked with two really good teams,” admitted Arter, in an interview with the Daily Echo. “But I haven’t really focused on that or taken any of it seriously.

“The most important thing is playing well for Bournemouth and trying to get us up into the Championship.”

Arter, who was handed a new contract by Cherries in October, tying him to the Dorset club until the summer of 2015, also earned a mention from ex-Cherries and Liverpool midfielder Redknapp.

Under the headline ‘Arter the artist’, Redknapp wrote: “Keep an eye out for Harry Arter of Bournemouth. He can play.”

Arter said: “To be recognised by someone like Jamie is a massive compliment.

“He judges the game at a top level and for him to give me a mention was fantastic to read.

“Any good press is always good to read but it is important for me not to get carried away and just try to focus on what I have been doing.”

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7:41am Sat 19 Jan 13

boyerboy says...

Having a laugh ? until he learns to keep his trap shut and stops his petulance he is very much work in progress, at times he may be brilliant BUT he is also a liability, just look at his disciplinary record.
Having a laugh ? until he learns to keep his trap shut and stops his petulance he is very much work in progress, at times he may be brilliant BUT he is also a liability, just look at his disciplinary record. boyerboy

7:48am Sat 19 Jan 13

Fanfor45 says...

Give it a rest Mr Wadley. The next thing you'll be saying is that Eddie Howe is facing the sack to be replaced by some argentinian unknown.
Give it a rest Mr Wadley. The next thing you'll be saying is that Eddie Howe is facing the sack to be replaced by some argentinian unknown. Fanfor45

8:11am Sat 19 Jan 13

nonnogeppetto says...

After Harry got booked last Tuesday I thought he was heading for an early bath but to his credit he walked away from certain situations when he would not have done so in the past.

There is no harm in getting recognised for this skills but as we see him more than Jamie Redknapp and other pundits, we obviously see a different Arter.

If I remember correctly Wigan scored from his poor pass!!

More importantly is today's game still on?
After Harry got booked last Tuesday I thought he was heading for an early bath but to his credit he walked away from certain situations when he would not have done so in the past. There is no harm in getting recognised for this skills but as we see him more than Jamie Redknapp and other pundits, we obviously see a different Arter. If I remember correctly Wigan scored from his poor pass!! More importantly is today's game still on? nonnogeppetto

8:40am Sat 19 Jan 13

lofty1971 says...

Maybe, just maybe it shows that those involved in football know what they are talking about.

Disciplinary record aside Arter is one of the finest talents we have.

9.30 pitch inspection at Walsall.
Maybe, just maybe it shows that those involved in football know what they are talking about. Disciplinary record aside Arter is one of the finest talents we have. 9.30 pitch inspection at Walsall. lofty1971

9:15am Sat 19 Jan 13

Wilkie says...

Can't see him going anywhere at present. The plans for the club, with the money that Denim is presumably prepared to write off into it, appear to be making us a more attractive proposition than most Championship clubs. I mean, Eddie Howe, is agruably the hottest management prospect outside the Premiership at the moment and yet there is a clear hands off message out there as the lesser managers pick up any vacancies in the Championship.
Can't see him going anywhere at present. The plans for the club, with the money that Denim is presumably prepared to write off into it, appear to be making us a more attractive proposition than most Championship clubs. I mean, Eddie Howe, is agruably the hottest management prospect outside the Premiership at the moment and yet there is a clear hands off message out there as the lesser managers pick up any vacancies in the Championship. Wilkie

9:36am Sat 19 Jan 13

Frankiesbackfromhollywood says...

Is this the same Harry who nearly got sent off Tuesday night? good job the ref was feeling generous, once again he got booked then seconds later was gobbing off at the ref, it must have been very close! If Prem clubs are interested they won;t be too impressed by his numerous bookings for back chat, keep your feet firmly on the ground Harry, you still have much to learn!!
Is this the same Harry who nearly got sent off Tuesday night? good job the ref was feeling generous, once again he got booked then seconds later was gobbing off at the ref, it must have been very close! If Prem clubs are interested they won;t be too impressed by his numerous bookings for back chat, keep your feet firmly on the ground Harry, you still have much to learn!! Frankiesbackfromhollywood

9:45am Sat 19 Jan 13

Piston_Broke says...

Walsall Game On! Good effort!
Walsall Game On! Good effort! Piston_Broke

9:45am Sat 19 Jan 13

Ferndown Steve says...

The game at Walsall is ON - Just had the pitch inspection (On their Official Website)
Come on yoy Mighty Cherries !

UTC
The game at Walsall is ON - Just had the pitch inspection (On their Official Website) Come on yoy Mighty Cherries ! UTC Ferndown Steve

9:53am Sat 19 Jan 13

scottie190 says...

When Harry is on form he is excellent and he controls the game. Liable to bouts of hot headed flushes which have gained him some unnecessary bookings curb that and an excellent player
When Harry is on form he is excellent and he controls the game. Liable to bouts of hot headed flushes which have gained him some unnecessary bookings curb that and an excellent player scottie190

10:00am Sat 19 Jan 13

sea poole says...

Just heard game on, so about to leave for Bescot Stadium! Better than shopping!
Just heard game on, so about to leave for Bescot Stadium! Better than shopping! sea poole

10:17am Sat 19 Jan 13

snake hips says...

cash in on him, bring back bartley and pair him with okane..
cash in on him, bring back bartley and pair him with okane.. snake hips

11:09am Sat 19 Jan 13

Wilkie says...

Snake, hypothetically were we to receive some ludicrous offer for Harry and then bring Marvin back we would be stronger (IMO) and be quids in. I too would like the idea of Bartley holding in front of the back four giving O'kane greater freedom to show his attacking flair.
Snake, hypothetically were we to receive some ludicrous offer for Harry and then bring Marvin back we would be stronger (IMO) and be quids in. I too would like the idea of Bartley holding in front of the back four giving O'kane greater freedom to show his attacking flair. Wilkie

11:17am Sat 19 Jan 13

West moors 1 says...

Is it April already? He's an average player for league1 and so if a club comes in at any price, it should be seriously considered. If mcDonald was fit he wouldn't be on the pitch!
Is it April already? He's an average player for league1 and so if a club comes in at any price, it should be seriously considered. If mcDonald was fit he wouldn't be on the pitch! West moors 1

11:19am Sat 19 Jan 13

babyduck says...

snake hips wrote:
cash in on him, bring back bartley and pair him with okane..
Now that would be a strong midfield. I like Arter but he just needs to keep the ball a little bit better. That aside he's been excellent past few weeks. I'd bring back marv anyway just so we can sing the silly song!
[quote][p][bold]snake hips[/bold] wrote: cash in on him, bring back bartley and pair him with okane..[/p][/quote]Now that would be a strong midfield. I like Arter but he just needs to keep the ball a little bit better. That aside he's been excellent past few weeks. I'd bring back marv anyway just so we can sing the silly song! babyduck

11:29am Sat 19 Jan 13

bigfatsteve says...

lofty1971 wrote:
Maybe, just maybe it shows that those involved in football know what they are talking about.

Disciplinary record aside Arter is one of the finest talents we have.

9.30 pitch inspection at Walsall.
Yeah! I agree with you lofty. Alongside Marc Pugh probably the most talented player in the squad. It would be a shame to lose Harry to a premiership club, quality creative midfielders don't come along that often and he would be difficult to replace. Ok, he slipped and gave away the ball for the Wigan goal on Tuesday, but nearly made up for it, only for the keeper to pull off a top class save. His goal against Swindon last Saturday was quality and he won a well deserved man of the match award for his performance. Let's hope some of the negative comments from so called supporters, doesn't sway his decision to leave the club. Good luck to the team today on a dodgy looking pitch at the Bescot today. Three points is a must to keep us up in contention for promotion.
[quote][p][bold]lofty1971[/bold] wrote: Maybe, just maybe it shows that those involved in football know what they are talking about. Disciplinary record aside Arter is one of the finest talents we have. 9.30 pitch inspection at Walsall.[/p][/quote]Yeah! I agree with you lofty. Alongside Marc Pugh probably the most talented player in the squad. It would be a shame to lose Harry to a premiership club, quality creative midfielders don't come along that often and he would be difficult to replace. Ok, he slipped and gave away the ball for the Wigan goal on Tuesday, but nearly made up for it, only for the keeper to pull off a top class save. His goal against Swindon last Saturday was quality and he won a well deserved man of the match award for his performance. Let's hope some of the negative comments from so called supporters, doesn't sway his decision to leave the club. Good luck to the team today on a dodgy looking pitch at the Bescot today. Three points is a must to keep us up in contention for promotion. bigfatsteve

11:34am Sat 19 Jan 13

RICHSKI says...

Peolple seem to think that harry gives the ball away to much. The reason is h tries to do things that are a bit special. There is a certain Liverpool captain who's stats for giving the ball away are about the same as Harry's. Again beause he is trying to do something clever. The other reason top managers are looking at him is his work rate. I don't think anyone can knock that. As for getting cards so did Roy Keane, Ian Wright and Graham Sounes made them awful players. Just my view.
Peolple seem to think that harry gives the ball away to much. The reason is h tries to do things that are a bit special. There is a certain Liverpool captain who's stats for giving the ball away are about the same as Harry's. Again beause he is trying to do something clever. The other reason top managers are looking at him is his work rate. I don't think anyone can knock that. As for getting cards so did Roy Keane, Ian Wright and Graham Sounes made them awful players. Just my view. RICHSKI

12:42pm Sat 19 Jan 13

The Renegade Master says...

We need to keep our best players at Dean Court if we are to prove that we are a club with ambition. Harry is key to our midfield and to sell him on at this point would be lunacy. Of course, everyone has their price, so if these cash rich Premier League teams want to shell out £2million or more then that's probably good business, but other than that they can clear off!
Good luck at Walsall. Three points is absolutely vital today.
UTCIAD!
We need to keep our best players at Dean Court if we are to prove that we are a club with ambition. Harry is key to our midfield and to sell him on at this point would be lunacy. Of course, everyone has their price, so if these cash rich Premier League teams want to shell out £2million or more then that's probably good business, but other than that they can clear off! Good luck at Walsall. Three points is absolutely vital today. UTCIAD! The Renegade Master

12:44pm Sat 19 Jan 13

lockandload says...

Arter is Great sometimes and poor at other times. He still needs a lot of fine tuning but no doubt his agent is pushing him before he is ready as usual
Arter is Great sometimes and poor at other times. He still needs a lot of fine tuning but no doubt his agent is pushing him before he is ready as usual lockandload

1:27pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Julian1963 says...

Sort that video player out,,,it's starting to be a pain,
Sort that video player out,,,it's starting to be a pain, Julian1963

2:05pm Sat 19 Jan 13

smhinto says...

I believe that it would be in are own interest if todays game was called off.
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We are going there after the tough game with Wigan in Tuesday with fatique coming in to play here and also with three keys player possibly missing, bearing in mind that walsall have on four of their last five games!!
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If we were at home then we miht get away with the injuries but we are away to a side with some form.
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I am just fearful about this one.
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Regards
I believe that it would be in are own interest if todays game was called off. . We are going there after the tough game with Wigan in Tuesday with fatique coming in to play here and also with three keys player possibly missing, bearing in mind that walsall have on four of their last five games!! . If we were at home then we miht get away with the injuries but we are away to a side with some form. . I am just fearful about this one. . Regards smhinto

2:07pm Sat 19 Jan 13

heydon13 says...

Arter is hit and miss, with O'kane we need him to stay for now. Too many changes could sting us.
Any news on Cooks, court hearing?
Arter is hit and miss, with O'kane we need him to stay for now. Too many changes could sting us. Any news on Cooks, court hearing? heydon13

2:09pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Court Side says...

Harry's still a work in progress but has come on in leaps and bounds over the last 18 months.Said to my mate that i thought he'd be pivotal this season and think that's proving to be the case so far this season.Capable of worldy passes at times but also prone to give the ball away a bit cheap at others.Incredible vision in the middle of the park though when he's landing those passes on a sixpence for the wingers or slotting a ball through the middle for the forwards,think the 5 he's notched so far are some of the best we've scored this season aswell.Agree he sometimes lets his mouth run away with him but think he's making efforts to curb this.Think some of you posters knocking him must be forming your opinions listening to the radio cos i can't see that your watching him in the flesh if you think he's run of the mill or not worth a place.
Harry's still a work in progress but has come on in leaps and bounds over the last 18 months.Said to my mate that i thought he'd be pivotal this season and think that's proving to be the case so far this season.Capable of worldy passes at times but also prone to give the ball away a bit cheap at others.Incredible vision in the middle of the park though when he's landing those passes on a sixpence for the wingers or slotting a ball through the middle for the forwards,think the 5 he's notched so far are some of the best we've scored this season aswell.Agree he sometimes lets his mouth run away with him but think he's making efforts to curb this.Think some of you posters knocking him must be forming your opinions listening to the radio cos i can't see that your watching him in the flesh if you think he's run of the mill or not worth a place. Court Side

5:36pm Sat 19 Jan 13

eaststandman says...

The only thing Arter is recognised for is the odd goal.

As far as midfielders go, he's a poor marker, weak tackler (legally), poor header. Never marks anyone and is consistantly passing the ball to the opposition. Usually we get away with it but the Wigan game was a prime example.

Marry all that up with the fact he can't stop gobbing off all match at the officials makes him one of our poorest players.

There are too many better midfielders than him. Cash in and get rid.
The only thing Arter is recognised for is the odd goal. As far as midfielders go, he's a poor marker, weak tackler (legally), poor header. Never marks anyone and is consistantly passing the ball to the opposition. Usually we get away with it but the Wigan game was a prime example. Marry all that up with the fact he can't stop gobbing off all match at the officials makes him one of our poorest players. There are too many better midfielders than him. Cash in and get rid. eaststandman

9:27pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Tommo. says...

eaststandman wrote:
The only thing Arter is recognised for is the odd goal.

As far as midfielders go, he's a poor marker, weak tackler (legally), poor header. Never marks anyone and is consistantly passing the ball to the opposition. Usually we get away with it but the Wigan game was a prime example.

Marry all that up with the fact he can't stop gobbing off all match at the officials makes him one of our poorest players.

There are too many better midfielders than him. Cash in and get rid.
Spot on ! I couldn't agree more.
[quote][p][bold]eaststandman[/bold] wrote: The only thing Arter is recognised for is the odd goal. As far as midfielders go, he's a poor marker, weak tackler (legally), poor header. Never marks anyone and is consistantly passing the ball to the opposition. Usually we get away with it but the Wigan game was a prime example. Marry all that up with the fact he can't stop gobbing off all match at the officials makes him one of our poorest players. There are too many better midfielders than him. Cash in and get rid.[/p][/quote]Spot on ! I couldn't agree more. Tommo.

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