Arsenal tie up Emirates deal

Arsenal have agreed a new ?150m five-year sponsorship extension
with international airline Emirates.

The company’s logo will appear on the Gunners’ shirts until the
end of the 2018/2019 season.

Chief executive Ivan Gazidis was thrilled with the agreement,
saying: “This is an exciting day for Arsenal Football Club and all
our supporters.

“This agreement is a testimony to Arsenal’s approach and to the
capabilities we have developed in recent years as well as the
strength of our partnership with Emirates.

“The original deal with Emirates was a key facilitator of our
move from Highbury and this next phase of our relationship will be
just as critical to keep us at the top of the game in England and
Europe.

“Emirates is the perfect partner for Arsenal and we are
delighted to have agreed a new partnership. Emirates is a
world-class brand and by flying to more than 120 destinations
across six continents has a truly global reach.

“This reach will play an important role in our own ambitions to
further extend the depth of our following around the world. The
fact this partnership will continue for many years to come
underlines how much both organisations value and benefit from the
relationship.”

Emirates began their partnership with Arsenal in 2004 when the
airline secured naming rights to the stadium until 2021 and a shirt
sponsorship that began in the 2006/07 season.