Arsenal have agreed a contract extension with shirt sponsor Emirates. Arsenal and Emirates have been in partnership since 2006, which makes it the longest running shirt sponsor contract in the Premier League.
Arsenal agree shirt sponsor contract
Arsenal and Emirates have agreed a five-year shirt sponsor contract extension. The new deal will begin in 2019 and run until 2024. If the two parties part ways after 2024, it will mark 18 years of working together.
The new deal is reportedly worth more £40 million a season. In total, Arsenal will bring in more than £200m from the five-year shirt sponsors contract with Emirates.
“Our shirt partnership is the longest running in the Premier League and one of the longest relationships in world sport,” Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis said about the deal.
“This mutual commitment is testimony to the strength and depth of our unique relationship.”
Compared to the other 19 teams in the Premier League, Arsenal’s more than £40m a season from Emirates makes their shirt deal the second highest in the league. Only Manchester United’s deal with Chevrolet is worth more. The Red Devils receive over £47m a season from the American car maker.
The longest shirt sponsorship deals
Prior to agreeing their initial deal with Emirates, Arsenal had a deal with JVC for 17 years. Other long-term shirt sponsorship contracts in the Premier League include:
- Manchester City – 12 years with Japanese electronics firm Brother.
- Manchester United – 18 years with Japanese electronics firm Sharp.
- Liverpool – 18 years with beer brewer Carlsberg.
- Chelsea – 10 years with South Korean electronics company Samsung.
- Tottenham Hotspur – 13 years with German beer brewer Holsten.