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Arter hails Howe's attacking philosophy

Ireland international believes Bournemouth boss will become one of the best in England.

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IRELAND INTERNATIONAL HARRY Arter has been quick to praise his manager, Eddie Howe after Bournemouth’s famous win at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Arter impressed in the Cherries’ midfield yesterday and is starting to prove himself in England’s top tier following an injury-plagued beginning to life in the Premier League.

Howe’s charges have been playing well in recent weeks but their attractive football had not been getting the results, until yesterday. And Arter believes this is just the beginning with such an astute man in charge.

Chelsea v AFC Bournemouth - Barclays Premier League - Stamford Bridge Arter, left, after celebrating Glenn Murray's match-winner. Source: PA Wire/PA Images

“The manager’s key to that, that’s why he’s going to be one of the best managers in the country,” said Arter, who made his international debut against England in June.

“It’s good that our philosophy, which has been criticised, has come out on top.

“To come here, the champions last year, and to perform the way we did was unbelievable.”

Arter enjoyed himself in south-west London yesterday and he revealed that the result was not by chance – Howe had them well drilled ahead of their visit to the reigning champions.

“These are the sort of games you want to get promoted for and the grounds you want to come and play at.

“In a way they’re free games you’re never expecting to win. You come here as a learning experience, probably more learning than you hope to get a result.

But we put pressure on ourselves to win. The manager started his game plan on Monday and it wasn’t just by luck. We worked hard for that performance.

“We are keen to always try and play our way,” he said.

“That is to keep the ball, pass out from the back and play open, attacking football.

“But it’s important as well that we can make it count. We did that and I am sure that will be most pleasing for all of the lads.”

“It’s a big result for the players and the club.”

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