With the Cherries being boosted in recent weeks with the signings of Tokelo Rantie and Jack Collison, and the returning to form for Andrew Surman, adding to the competition of places at Dean Court, Harry Arter is insisting that he's not phased by some of the names the Cherries are now capable of bringing in to the squad.
Speaking in the Bournemouth Evening Echo, Arter is quoted as saying: "Jack has already made a massive impression. You could tell (against Millwall), he knew how to see out games having played at the top level and had probably experienced top teams like Manchester United doing that to him. We have reached the stage now where we all know the manager would only bring in players who are as good as or who have achieved more than the current squad. Anyone who wants to play has to raise their game and try to reach those players’ level which has provided great motivation because he (Howe) would only add people who benefit the team. But, in terms of earning a place, nothing has changed much because we have always had a lot of quality and nobody ever felt their shirt was safe before".
Source: Cherries MAD