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Good news for Ireland midfielder Harry Arter as he secures his long-term club future

The 26-year-old midfielder has played a central role in the Cherries’ recent rise.

Arter made 21 Premier League appearances last term.
Arter made 21 Premier League appearances last term.
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HARRY ARTER HAS committed his future to Bournemouth by signing a three-year contract with the Premier League club.

The Ireland midfielder has put pen to paper on a new deal which will see him remain at the Vitality Stadium until at least 2019.

Arter has played a key role in the Cherries’ recent rise, and made 21 appearances in the top-flight last season despite two frustrating spells on the sideline.

The 26-year-old cruelly missed out on a place in Ireland’s Euro 2016 squad after suffering another injury setback during the training camp in Cork.

“We’re delighted to secure Harry’s long term future at the club,” Bournemouth chief executive Neill Blake said.

“Harry has been on every step of the journey and he has been an important figure in our rise through the leagues.

“He has made over 200 appearances for the club and has also become an international footballer, so we’re really pleased to give Harry this new deal.”

Arter joined Bournemouth in 2011 from Woking and has gone onto play 203 times for the south coast outfit while helping Eddie Howe’s side to two promotions.

He becomes the second player in a day to sign a long-term contract with Bournemouth after goalkeeper Adam Federici committed himself to the club yesterday.

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