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Arter: Current system creates more chances

Arter: Current system creates more chances

AFC Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter believes the Cherries current formation creates more chances than the more traditional 4-4-2.

Over the past few months, the Cherries have adopted a similar system to those used in the Premier League and across Europe.

A straight back four is protected by a deep sitting midfielder, with another two central midfielders supporting the wingers and lone striker.

Out of possession the players slot into a 4-5-1 system, whilst in possession of the ball it switches to a 4-3-3.

Despite the improved results and attractive style of play, some sections of the Cherries support, particularly at home have voiced their frustrations at the system, but Arter believes the system suits the players.

Arter told the Daily Echo...

"Sometimes it is difficult when the fans see we are playing one up front. They might see it as a negative tactic but in terms of chances, we create more when we play three in midfield.

"The team have definitely been more comfortable with it lately. It was never going to be something which clicked into position straight away, we have had to work hard at it every day in training.

"You can see it has started to come together in games now and we have been the better team for long spells in the past six or seven games.

"If a result doesn`t go for us one week it is not necessarily down to tactics, there are other reasons, but if we keep playing the way we are at the moment we will see plenty of positive results."


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Writer:DJ
Date:Tuesday February 11 2014
Time: 12:13PM

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