Arsenal have managed to agree a commercial deal with Indosat, one of the largest telecommunications companies in Indonesia.
The company are now Arsenal’s official telecommunications partner in Indonesia after agreeing a two-year partnership, as confirmed by Arsenal.com on Monday.
Indosat will provide plenty of benefits to Arsenal fans in Indonesia, where the club was met by huge crowds during a pre-season visit in 2013. As a result of the partnership exclusive content and club-related benefits will be offered to Arsenal fans in Indonesia, whose numbers continue to grow.
“Arsenal has a huge following in Indonesia and following our 2013 pre-season tour, which saw the team travel to Jakarta, the fan base has grown significantly,” said Vinai Venkatesham, the chief commercial officer at Arsenal.
“More Indonesian fans follow Arsenal on Facebook than in any other country and we are delighted that our commitment to, and popularity in, Indonesia has been recognised through this agreement.
“Partnering with Indosat will allow us to further grow and engage with our supporters in Indonesia through the delivery of unique Arsenal content across Indosat’s extensive mobile network.”
Arsenal have been working hard on the commercial front for a number of years now as the club aims to make up ground lost to clubs like Chelsea and Manchester City, who have been financially backed by wealthy owners.
This latest deal is one of many partners the club now has as it becomes increasingly popular around the world.