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Thomas Frank confident of Arsenal upset following unbeaten run

Thomas Frank confident of Arenal upset following unbeaten run

Brentford manager Thomas Frank is confident his high-flying side can beat Premier League leaders Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium this weekend.

The Bees will visit north London on the back of their comfortable 3-0 win over bottom-placed Southampton on Saturday.

Brentford have not lost a league game since the tail end of October, although they have suffered third-round eliminations in the FA Cup and Carabao Cup in that time.

Saturday’s victory over the Saints took their impressive unbeaten run to nine games in the league, and Frank believes his side have what it takes to overcome Arsenal.

“We have confidence — we believe we can go there and win,” Frank told reporters (via the Evening Standard). “We are on this run of form where almost every player on the pitch is in a fantastic place.

“We need to work very hard to go to the Emirates against the best team in the League. If we’re not on it, we could lose 4–0.

“They have been fantastic this season, and at the Emirates, they have performed so well. At home, they’ve been frightening.

Brentford climbed to seventh place in the league table following their victory over Southampton, and they are in the mix for European qualification.

They will head to the Emirates brimming with confidence from their unbeaten run, but Frank will also be wary of Arsenal’s home form.

The Gunners lost to Everton last weekend, but they are one of only two sides, including Newcastle United, who are yet to suffer defeat on home turf this season.

Despite their impressive form, Frank believes talks of European qualification are premature and insists his side will need their best-ever performances to claim a win at Arsenal.

“The tempo and intensity and quality is a different class,” he added. “They’ve 100 percent been the best team so far in the Premier League.

“If we want to win the game, we need to [give] the best performance we have done, maybe in [our] total Premier League [existence].

“We’re unbeaten in nine games, and I’m pleased that we’re seventh, but we know it’s only a snapshot. The biggest snapshot is after 38 games.”

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