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Brentford manager: “Strategies We Used To Flog Chelsea & Man U Didn’t Work Against Arsenal

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Thomas Frank, the manager of Brentford, made tactical adjustments for Sunday’s visit from Arsenal.

Frank switched to a 3-5-2 from the 4-3-3 that was so effective in the victory over Leeds United.

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The adjustment, however, backfired as Mikel Arteta’s team dominated the midfield and Brentford’s front two of Ivan Toney and Bryan Mbeumo found themselves spending more time in their own half than the other team’s.

When asked whether switching from 4-3-3 to 3-5-2 had anything to do with the outcome of the game, he graciously responded:

“No.

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“I can say that we went to Stamford Bridge [last season] and beat them with 3-5-2, so I guess that’s good,” the player said. “We beat Manchester United 4-0 with 3-5-2.”

Against the Gunners, Brentford, who had scored five goals in their previous home game, could only generate two shots on goal.

 

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