Despite only recently returning from injury, Arter found the target against both Leyton Orient and Notts County, and the 22-year-old explained that this is something Howe has asked him to do from the outset.
“We spoke when the gaffer first came in and he said he wanted me to score more goals and luckily I have done it so far,” he told afcb.co.uk.
“It was disappointing to be out for the length of time I was. The gaffer came in and he watched the team beat Leyton Orient on the Saturday. I thought maybe I’d have to bide my time to get back in, but fortunately for me he decided to put me back in and I have been pleased with the last two games. Hopefully now I can continue playing like this.”
It is not only Howe’s eye that Arter’s performances have caught, as he was also named in Sky Sports League One team of the week last week – something he was delighted about.
“I always try and obviously play my best and get man of the match, but to be my first game back and for the gaffer’s first game back it was a good way to start.
“To get recognised for playing well is always a compliment and obviously I won’t let it get to my head and I’ll try to get in team of the week next week.”
Looking ahead to this weekend’s fixture at Carlisle, having spent a month on loan at Brunton Park two seasons ago, Arter explained that he is looking forward to returning to the club he believes played a great part in his development.
“I’ve always spoke really highly of their gaffer Greg Abbot and he helped me a lot. I was only there for a month but I hadn’t played much league football prior to that so I owe a lot to him because he gave me a chance to go and get games under my belt – and I scored my first football league goal up there.
“I’ve always said it was a good experience and it was something that really helped and developed me I think.”
This weekend though the only thing on Arter’s mind is extending the Cherries three match unbeaten run, and despite knowing the threat that Carlisle offer, he is relishing the challenge.
“He tries to get his team passing. He bases it on work rate and playing good football the right way and that’s what helped me when I went there so it will be a tough game.
“It’s been a positive start to the new gaffer’s reign and myself and the lads are confident, and we are really looking forward to Saturday.”