Brentford Manager Thomas Frank Analyses Arsenal Challenge

Brentford's Thomas Frank gears up for a tough match against Arsenal, recognising their strong form. He discusses Arsenal's threats and highlights Brentford's defensive focus amidst Arsenal's title ambitions.

Neil Goulding
Neil Goulding

Last Updated: 2024-03-08

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Thomas Frank

As his team gets ready to play Arsenal, Brentford manager Thomas Frank is preparing for a tough task because he recognises the danger that the Gunners' strong offensive lineup poses. Frank expressed appreciation for Arsenal's recent accomplishments in an exclusive chat with, but he also stressed the need for his players to limit the attacking capabilities of the club.

Arsenal's Impressive Form

Frank noted Arsenal's incredible seven-game winning streak, which has put them within striking distance of league leaders Liverpool, and the team's current surge in form under manager Mikel Arteta. Frank highlighted the need for his players to be defensively resolute against Arsenal's superior attacking force, given their impressive run of 31 goals scored during this time.

Key Players to Watch

Assessing Arsenal's key players, Frank identified the likes of Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard as pivotal threats, along with emerging talents such as Gabriel Martinelli and Kai Havertz. Aware of the challenges posed by the football club’s diverse attacking options, Frank stressed the importance of his team's defensive organisation and tactical discipline.

Ivan Toney's Focus

AddreIvan Toney's Focusssing speculation surrounding star striker Ivan Toney's future, Frank emphasised the player's commitment to Brentford and his focus on contributing to the team's success. Dismissing suggestions of the London derby serving as an audition for Toney's potential suitors, Frank praised the striker's consistent performances and highlighted his value as a prolific goal scorer.

Image Credits: Sky Sports

Image Credits: Sky Sports

Brentford's Defensive Strategy Against Arsenal

As Brentford prepares to face Arsenal in a crucial fixture, manager Thomas Frank is under no illusions about the challenge that lies ahead. With Arsenal boasting a potent attacking lineup and a hunger for success, Frank is focused on devising a defensive strategy to contain their threat while maintaining confidence in his team's abilities. With Ivan Toney leading the line, Brentford will look to showcase their resilience and determination in pursuit of a positive result against one of the Premier League's top sides. 

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Neil Goulding
Neil GouldingSenior Sports Reporter

Neil has been a journalist for longer than he'd care to remember, having written for national newspapers and respected publications for over 25 years. For the last three years he has worked freelance for BBC Sport, working on the production desk as a sub-editor and also as a writer, covering a whole range of sports.