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


“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


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.