Arsenal and Emirates have announced the extension of their partnership, the longest-running front-of-shirt sponsorship in Premier League history.
The North London side partnered with Emirates back in 2006, and will now run until at least 2028, taking the collaboration to a minimum of 22 years.
Emirates is knitted into the fabric of Arsenal after 17 years of fantastic moments working together to unite the world’s communities. The name of Emirates has been on display at home in north London since it opened in 2006, as well as on the front of the team shirts for the men’s, women’s, and academy teams.
The squad has also been transported by the well-known airline on several preseason trips, aiding in the connection of the team with fans all around the world. Most recently, at Emirates Stadium, Arsenal and Emirates launched the ‘Global Gooners’ campaign, bringing together friends and families from all around the world.
The journey with Emirates has seen the club produce several trophies and produce world class players while wearing the kit with the Emirates name on the front.
“We are incredibly proud to make history by extending our partnership with Emirates until 2028. The longevity of our special relationship is a sign of our enduring shared values, our ambition to bring our global communities together, and our commitment to building on the numerous achievements that have marked our 17-year journey to date,” Arsenal Chief Commercial Officer Juliet Slot said via www.arsenal.com
“As we take our partnership to a minimum of 22 years together, we’re excited to move forward and we’re focused on celebrating more incredible moments with our supporters around the world.”
Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline, added via www.arsenal.com:
“I’m proud of the journey that Emirates and Arsenal have shared over the past 17 years. Together, we’ve celebrated triumphs and stood strong against challenges. Our partnership has been built on a shared vision of excellence and a dedication to enriching the experiences of fans around the world.”
After closely challenging Manchester City for the Premier League title last season, Arsenal will be looking to claim their first league championship under the Emirates name once again this campaign.