HARRY Arter committed his future to Cherries before warning a stronger season in the Premier League would require every squad member to up their game.

The combative midfielder, currently sidelined by a short-term thigh injury, will remain at the club until at least 2019 after penning a new three-year deal.

A key cog in Cherries' rise from League One, Arter has proved one of boss Eddie Howe's most successful signings having been plucked from non-league Woking in 2010 for the princely sum of £4,000.

Although hit by injury this term, Arter still made 21 Premier League appearances and played his way into contention for the Republic of Ireland squad for Euro 2016, only to be cruelly ruled out due to a thigh problem.

Arter's importance under Howe was underlined when he lifted the prestigious Daily Echo-Micky Cave supporters’ player-of-the-year trophy in 2014-15, the midfielder taking a leading role as Cherries won the Championship title.

Now the 26-year-old admits he wants to see an improvement on last season's 16th-placed finish in the Premier League as Cherries prepare for their second season in the top flight.

Arter told the Daily Echo: "One thing you want to do is grow as individuals and as a team. In order to improve on where we finished last year, everyone will have to improve, not just one or two individuals.

"We have to put the hard work in so we can grow and the manager never lets us rest on our laurels. He is constantly wanting people to improve, no matter what age they are.

"That is clearly in evidence because we are in the Premier League with a similar sort of group to what he started with when he returned to the club.

"It shows how willing this group is to work hard. We can always look in the mirror and say we gave our all. That is without doubt the most important thing."

Sidcup-born Arter insists there is no chance of complacency creeping into the Cherries camp despite the fact survival was comfortably sealed last season.

And he said the merest hint of such emotions would be stamped out if ever they surfaced.

Speaking ahead of the release of the Premier League fixtures this morning, Arter added: "One of my traits is always wanting to win every game, no matter who it's against.

"I think that goes for quite a few of the players. They appreciate where we have come from and would never take being in the Premier League for granted.

"If any player comes into our squad without that mindset, it doesn't take them long to get it.

"Every player who has signed and done well for us has been moulded into that and I'd be very surprised if that changed next year.

"A group of us would definitely be getting on to lads if we thought they were changing."