The summer transfer window was full of activities for Arsenal but the most shocking deal for the Gunners was the loan deal for Jack Wilshere, who will be with Bournemouth until the end of this season.
Wilshere has had three cameos for his new Premier League side this season and has been in midfield partnership with Arter in all the games he starred.
The Arsenal player started the Cherries’ 1-0 home win over Everton in the number 10 role with Arter acting as holding midfielder in a 4-2-3-1 – the first time Eddie Howe has used the formation from the outset in the league this season.
Arter has made over 200 appearances for the South coast club in 2010, but Wilshere is in the claim that the 26-year has passed for a world class defensive midfielder.
“I have played with some top midfielders but it says a lot about a player when you are not at a big club like Arsenal and you are putting in performances like that.
“If he wants to, I’m sure he could go onto bigger clubs. But I’m sure he is enjoying his time at Bournemouth – the fans love him, the manager loves him and he’s got everyone’s respect at the club.
“He is going to be important for us if we want to climb up the table.
Wilshere singled out Arter’s work in shutting out Everton midfielder Ross Barkley at the Vitality stadium on Saturday.
“You see with a player like Ross Barkley, Harry didn’t give him a second. He didn’t let him turn, he didn’t let him do his stuff and I’m sure if you ask Ross he will say they are the worst type of players to play against. You hate them.
“You turn and he is there. You think you have beaten him and he comes back at you, so it is horrible to play against.”
Arter has won all seven of his attempted take-ons, 12 of his 28 tackles and made seven interceptions in league action this campaign.