Having been with the Cherries since the club were in League One, Harry Arter wears his heart of his sleeve performances in midfield.
Born in Bexley, Arter made his way through the Charlton academy, with his first-team debut coming in a League Cup tie against Luton in 2007. However, that was to be his only appearance for the Addicks as he moved to Woking after spells on loan at Staines Town and Welling United.
The midfielder spent a year at the Kingfield Stadium before being sought by a number of Football League clubs, but it was the Cherries who secured his signature in 2010.
His first season down south was an up-and-down one after finding starts hard to come by. As a result, he was loaned to fellow League One team Carlisle United, before returning to Bournemouth at the end of the season.
The 2011/12 campaign would be a breakthrough one for Arter. He firmly established himself in the starting line-up, playing 34 games in League One and netting five goals, before being a part of the side that gained promotion to the Championship the following year. His most pivotal moment in a Cherries shirt that season came in the 3-1 win over Carlisle, where he netted to help secure promotion with the club’s record eighth success win.
In the Championship, Arter enjoyed a steady first season in English football’s second tier. However, he would really make his mark in the 2014/15 campaign, where his nine goals in 43 league appearances saw him voted as the Supporters’ Player of the Season.
Arter again netted in a pivotal game for the club much like he did against Carlisle, coincidentally against his former club Charlton in a 3-0 win for the Cherries.
His Premier League career has taken since shown that Arter is again well able to make the step up. Valiant performances in the heart of midfield have seen him retain his place in the starting line-up as well as becoming a regular for the Republic of Ireland.
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