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Thomas Frank backs Arsenal to compete for Premier League title

Sean Walsh
Arsenal beat Brentford on Sunday
Arsenal beat Brentford on Sunday / Alex Pantling/GettyImages
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From Gtech Community Stadium - Brentford head coach Thomas Frank believes Arsenal have what it takes to compete for this season's Premier League title.

The Gunners beat the Bees 3-0 on Sunday afternoon to return to the top of the table, putting in a dominant performance in a fixture where they looked timid last season.

Speaking post-match, Frank revealed his admiration of Arsenal and insisted they can fight for the title.

"They are top of the table, you can't argue with that. They've done brilliant. I know it's a long season but looking at the quality and if they continue like this, they must be title contenders," he told Sky Sports.

Speaking to the written press, Frank added: "I know it's a long season and I know...I think Mikel has already been in here [to speak to media] so he probably said something along the lines of 'it's seven games, early in the season, we need to focus on the next game and win that', which I would have done exactly the same, but from what I've seen in these seven games, they have been very good.

"I think they won all six games they won fair and square, and I think it could have gone either way against Manchester United.

"So I think they've done very well. I know it's a long season, but...especially with [Gabriel] Jesus up there, wow, what a player. The confidence here. It's nothing against Manchester City but sometimes the confidence just clicks in different places. You get into a new environment.

"Saka and Martinelli [are] one year older, Odegaard, what a player. And then I must say Saliba...woo. He's going to be a full international player for France, I'm sure he'll be in the starting lineup soon for that national team and that's a strong national team."

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