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Premier League manager says it was flattering to be linked with Arsenal job

Thomas Frank has told Danish outlet Bold that it was flattering to be linked with the Arsenal job – but that he is more than happy to stay at Brentford.

Frank, 48, has seen his stock rise enormously over the past 12 months. Becoming boss in 2018, he has since guided them to the Premier League.

The Danish gaffer has won 78 of his 156 games as Bees gaffer – exactly half. He has masterminded a brilliant start to Premier League life.

So much so, that Frank has been suggested as a possible contender to replace Mikel Arteta at Arsenal – and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Old Trafford.

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Speaking about the rumours, Frank spoke of how he was flattered at such a move to North London – but that he is content with remaining at Brentford.

“I have a contract until 2023. Two: I’m insanely happy to be in Brentford,” Frank told Bold. The second is rumors. I understand them.

“Arsenal, United. Was that how it was? I read that at some point. Very sweet. One thing is rumors, and something else is if they wanted to contact me.”

Frank on Arsenal job: A good fit, even with Arteta pressure over?

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Three straight wins after Arsenal’s three losses saw the Gunners pick up nine points against Tottenham, Burnley and Norwich.

Then, a draw against Brighton. Mikel Arteta is out of the woods, but he is far from safe. The Gunners board would be wise to have a shortlist drawn up.

If Arteta does go, Frank is hardly the calibre of manager Arsenal fans will want. The Danish gaffer is inexperienced, especially at this level.

But what he does have is passion, an ability to endear himself to fans and a good footballing approach. He would fit at Arsenal, but he lacks the name.

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