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Brentford boss Thomas Frank has admitted that it was nice to be linked with a move to Arsenal or Manchester United, even if no contact was actually made.

Frank, formerly of Brondby, headed to England in 2016 to become Dean Smith’s assistant.

Two years later, Frank was given the top job at Brentford following Smith’s move to Aston Villa.

The Dane has now taken Brentford to the top flight, but not just that – he has them more than competing.

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Arsenal were beaten on the opening day and Liverpool were given a real fright last month. With 12 points from seven games, this daring Brentford side sit seventh in the Premier League table.

Frank’s adventurous approach has no doubt attracted admirers, with rumours emerging recently.

Frank comments on Arsenal rumours

TEAMtalk reported in September that Arsenal had picked out Frank as a possible replacement for Mikel Arteta.

Arteta has started to turn results around, but Arsenal could look towards Frank if results dip again.

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Frank has now spoken to Bold back in his native Denmark about the rumours – and he seems flattered.

Frank admitted that he saw rumours linking him with Arsenal and Manchester United.

Whilst they’re nice, Frank noted that they’re just rumours and no contact was made.

Frank added that he is happy at Brentford and could even sign a new contract with the Bees.

“One: I have a contract until 2023. Two: I’m insanely happy to be in Brentford. A club that means a lot to me and where I have had great times. I enjoy working with our sports managers, owners, players, staff and fans. Now we must see what the future brings. I know we have a mutual respect and a good relationship with each other on [a new contract].”

“Arsenal and United. Wasn’t that how it was? I think I read that at some point. It’s very sweet, but one thing is rumours, and something else is if they really wanted to contact me. Then we have to take it from there,” he added.

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