Brentford boss Frank: Arsenal played like title contenders

Brentford boss Thomas Frank defended his players after defeat to Arsenal.

The Gunners were comfortable 3-0 winners on the day.

Frank said, “We lost 3-0, to the number one in the Premier League. I said before they are a top side. I think we performed quite well, not 10/10 but if you want to win or get something out of the team flying, you cannot concede the first from a set piece and then the second one.

“In general, unless it is something unbelievable brilliance from a set-piece, I want us to avoid every set-piece goal. There are some few bits we could have done better for the second. They didn’t create that many chances but had quality in moments.

“We always want to play again but we have the international break, we deal with it and train with the players we have. I wish the players who are going away good luck.

“We lost the game, I hate losing.

“They are top of the table so you cannot argue with that, they have done brilliant. Looking at the quality, they must be title contenders.”