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Arsenal kit deal: Gunners agree bumper new £65m-per-year partnership with adidas

The company, who will replace Puma, will produce all of the Gunners' kits from next season

Tom Kershaw
Monday 08 October 2018 12:57 BST
Arsenal 2018/19 Premier League profile

Arsenal have announced a new £300 million kit deal with German sportswear giant adidas which will commence at the beginning of the 2018/19 season.

Puma signed a five-year deal to be Arsenal's kit sponsor since 2014 but the club has long been mooted to be in search for a new brand to take over with Manchester United and Chelsea both earning at least double than Arsenal's £30 million per year deal.

Arsenal are will now join that echelon with adidas set to spend £60 million per year to be the club's official kit sponsor over five years under the teams of the new agreement.

The Gunners haven't worked with adidas since 1994, when Nike took over as the club's kit supplier for two decades after Arsenal's victory in the European Cup Winners' Cup.

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright alluded to the upcoming change as early as June this year on Twitter when he wrote:

"So pleased Adidas are back sponsoring after this coming season. Especially after seeing what Puma have come up with."

An official club statement read: "Arsenal and Adidas have agreed a new kit partnership, effective from July 1, 2019."

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