On Tuesday 6th August 2019, the Club confirmed the loan signing of Harry Arter from AFC Bournemouth.
The deal keeps him at Craven Cottage for the duration of the 2019/20 season, and could be made permanent next summer.
An industrious and committed central midfield player, Arter played a starring role as Bournemouth won the Sky Bet Championship title in 2015, and was subsequently named as both the Club’s and the PFA Fans’ Player of the Year.
That was the second time Arter had helped the Cherries to a promotion, after they finished as League One runners-up in 2013.
A London boy, Arter came through Charlton Athletic’s academy before joining Woking in the summer of 2009. He was only in non-league for one season, though, with his performances attracting the attention of Eddie Howe and his staff at Bournemouth.
A key component in the Cherries midfield as they climbed the leagues, Arter made 255 appearances for the club, while he’s also chipped in with 29 goals and 20 assists.
After playing 69 times in the Premier League for Bournemouth, he got further top flight experience under his belt on loan at Cardiff City.
Eligible to represent the Republic of Ireland through his grandparents, Arter won his first cap in June 2015, and now has 15 senior caps to his name.
|Minutes per goal||-|
|Shooting Accuracy (On Target / Off Target)||0 / 1|
|» Short (Successful)||131|
|» Long (Successful)||4|
|» Inside Box||1|
|» Ground Duels (Won)||13|
|» Aerial Duels (Won)||1|
|Fouls (Committed / Suffered)||4 / 5|