The Republic of Ireland international picked up an injury against Hull City and hasn't been in full training with the squad.
Howe says Arter is 50/50 to play in the lunchtime game and also gave an update on the other injured players in the camp.
"We're going to have to make a very late call on Harry," Howe explained.
"I'd say he's 50/50 to make it at this stage - we'll make a late decision.
"We had a few injuries from the international break last week.
"Brad Smith is still out, he got a really nasty whack on his foot so there's a lot of bone bruising. He hasn't kicked a ball but Max Gradel will be there or there abouts.
"Lewis Cook has a nasty looking ankle injury so he'll be out for a period of time."
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