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Watch: Sky Sports Pundits Fawn Over “Sensational” Harry Arter

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 17: Harry Arter of Bournemouth during the Premier League match between Manchester City and AFC Bournemouth at Etihad Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Harry Arter has been one of the most impressive midfielders in the Premier League so far this season. The Republic of Ireland international has been the driving force for Bournemouth in the centre of the field, and has come in for numerous plaudits.

He has yet to make a competitive appearance for the Boys in Green. Martin O’Neill has preferred the likes of Glenn Whelan, James McCarthy, Jeff Hendrick and Wes Hoolahan in the middle of the park.

DUBLIN, IRELAND - JUNE 07:  England player James Milner (c) is challenged by Shane Long (l) and Harry Arter during the International friendly match between Ireland and England at Aviva Stadium on June 7, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

However, this could change when Ireland face Austria in next month’s World Cup qualifier in Vienna. O’Neill prefers to play five in the midfield away from home against strong opposition, and rarely picks Hoolahan for a tie when they are on the back foot. The fact that Whelan was dropped against Georgia means that there could be space for Arter.

Oh… Also the fact that Arter has been one of the strongest midfielders in the Premier League this season.

Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp, speaking after Bournemouth’s draw with Tottenham today, was full of praise for the 26 year-old man of the match award.

“It was the best midfield performance I’ve seen all season in the Premier League. He was all action.

“It wasn’t just the tackles. It was the passing. It was the energy he showed. He was the player who epitomised how Bournemouth played today. Everything about his game was sensational.”

Redknapp wasn’t the only one who was impressed.

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