Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has tended to place the 24-year-old midfielder just behind the strikers, when fit, while he has sat deeper on Three Lions duty.
But Howe said: “It is up to us to decide how he best suits us and the team.
“There are no guarantees, but we will play him where we will get the best out of him.
"I don't think it is rocket science where Jack is best. We would certainly want to see him attacking and using his creativity in the final third."