Rumors have surfaced online about Arsenal being on the verge of signing a £300 million sponsorship contract with Adidas. The deal is reported to run for five years and will see the German sportswear giants taking over from Puma as the Gunners’ official kit manufacturers from next season.
Arsenal stand to make £60 million per year from the reported agreement, which will make it the second most valuable sponsorship deal in the Premier League behind Adidas’ arrangement with Manchester United.
After being largely disappointed with Puma’s designs over the past few years, fans seem to be in love with the idea of Gunners linking up with Europe’s largest sportswear manufacturers again, reviving their partnership from the 80s and 90s.
During that period, Adidas designed some famous kits for the London club, including the bruised banana away shirt in 1991 that has achieved cult status among Gooners.