Bournemouth Midfielder Harry Arter Hoping to Use Club Form to Advance International Career

Published on: 14 November 2016

Bournemouth and Republic of Ireland midfielder Harry Arter says he is determined to cement his place in the national team by way of impressive club form.

Arter starred for Ireland as they recorded a brilliant result by beating Austria 1-0 in Vienna, with the Cherries ace a stand-out for Martin O'Neill's men.

Reports earlier this season claimed London-born Arter was ready to declare for England but the player denied such claims and now, after impressing on his competitive debut for the men in green, has forced his way into O'Neill's thinking.

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"Personally, I feel it is performances for your club where the manager will pick you from," 26-year-old Arter said.

"There's another four months to go before the Wales game and a lot of football to be played, but obviously it's good to be part of a team that has won, it won't do me any harm. I'm grateful for that chance and I hope the manager was happy with me.'

O'Neill certainly was happy with the player who qualifies for Ireland through his Sligo-born grandparents.

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"Well that was the great news - he is now our player,' said O'Neill, after Ireland topped their World Cup qualifying group thanks to three wins and a draw from their first four games.

"That big story that developed and took flight a few weeks ago, thankfully that's put that to bed now. Harry did very well and he can only improve."