Premier League boss flattered by reports linking him to Arsenal but ‘incredibly happy’


Thomas Frank has insisted he is “incredibly happy” with Premier League newcomers Brentford, although he is flattered by the reports linking him to Arsenal.

Frank has been Brentford boss since 2018. He replaced Dean Smith, who left the club to join Aston Villa.

The 47-year-old led them to the Championship play-off final in 2018/19. They missed promotion to the Premier League as Fulham beat them at Wembley.

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The Bees did well last season taking over Swansea City for promotion through the play-offs.

Brentford is off to a good start for the new Premier League season. They have three wins, three draws and one loss.

This start leaves them seventh in the Premier League after seven games. The Express reported last month that Arsenal were interested in Frank if they decided to part ways with Mikel arteta.

Frank said at the Danish exit Fat that despite these reports, he is “incredibly happy” at Brentford:

“So I understand, but… Arsenal and Man United. Wasn’t that so? I think I read this at some point, ”Frank said.

“It’s very sweet, but one thing is rumors, and the other is if they really wanted to contact me. Then we have to go from there.

“I have a contact until 2023. I’m incredibly happy at Brentford. [They are a] club that means a lot to me and where I had a good time.

“I love working with our director of football, the owners, the players, the staff and the fans.

“It’s the club that must come to me, but now we have to see what the future holds. I know we have mutual respect and good relationship with each other on this. “

Elsewhere, Ray Parlor predicted Arsenal would miss the top four this season:

“Arsenal won’t be in the top four this season, they are fighting for the fifth and sixth.

“They’re still on the hunt alongside Everton, West Ham, Spurs. West Ham is flying right now. I bet Arsenal will end up ahead of West Ham and Spurs.

“I think they will have a good season and I think we have to give Mikel Arteta time.

“This is a situation where they have to keep investing, they invested a lot of money in the summer, be it the right investment [remains to be seen]. I think the full four will be very important.

“I was with [former Arsenal manager] George Graham yesterday. If this Arsenal side can get all four back like they did in their day, make sure the goalkeeper is correct. If you can keep the current back in shape and keep it strong. He might have a chance this year, Arteta.


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