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Harry Arter won't rule out Bournemouth departure

Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter is ready to leave Dean Court.

Arter is hoping to battle his way back into the plans of Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe, but admits he is not prepared to spend another season on the sidelines.

"Playing football is my only goal this year and while I have worked hard to get to the Premier League, being at a club where I am not playing is not something I am interested in doing," Arter told Independent.ie.

"I'm doing everything I can to get back into the Bournemouth team, but if the manager comes to me in the next few days and says I will not be part of his plans this season, then we will look at it.

"The manager and I may need to have that conversation before next Thursday, but I hope he has seen the best of me in the pre-season games. I have done all I can to get back into his thoughts for the first game the season.

"I feel in a lot better shape mentally and physically than I did a year ago. Maybe in the past I didn't deal with disappointment too well, but I realise now that football is my everything and I want to make the best of what is a short career. I don't want to be wasting my time by not playing."

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