Date: 18th March 2018 at 9:14am
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AFC Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter has withdrawn from international duty with the Republic Of Ireland and is a doubt for the Cherries next game against Watford.

The Cherries midfielder pulled his calf in training ahead of the home fixture against West Bromwich Albion.

He would have been a contender for the squad, as he had previously been on the substitutes bench against Tottenham Hotspur.

During that game it looked like he was just moments away from making his first Premier League appearance since New Years Day, but whilst he was on the sidelines, with AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe’s arm over his shoulders receiving some final second instructions, the Cherries conceded.

With AFC Bournemouth then needing to chase the game, the substitution changed and Arter lost his chance.

Howe told the Daily Echo

“Harry pulled his calf in training on Wednesday.

“We don`t think it is anything too serious but it will be enough to keep him out of the international and maybe our next game. We will wait and see how he responds to treatment.”

Your Say…

SteveJonesLegend wrote…

Been a hard few months for him as far as football is concerned…

A dip in form, fans calling for a younger and better version of him to start, left out the side and then the squad…Lots of rumours as to what is going on, and then, he re-emerges on the bench and finally, he gets the call form Eddie to go on…

Boom… we concede… An arm round him by Eddie and he walks back to the bench, with Ibe and King taking his place…

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