No sooner had reports emerged that Arsenal were looking for a new shirt sponsor, the club denied the claims.
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Arsenal have denied reports that they’re looking for a new shirt sponsor as they have two years left on their current deal with Emirates.
Emirates have stadium naming rights until 2028 but have allegedly become disillusioned with football, leading the Gunners to apparently look for someone else to be their shirt sponsors.
Arsenal’s kit revenue currently brings in £30m-per-year and if they separated their shirt sponsors from their stadium sponsors, this can have been maximised.
However, this doesn’t actually seem to be the plan at all.
An Arsenal spokesperson told the Mirror:
“We are not in the market to look for a new shirt sponsor.
“Emirates are happy with their partnership with us and their broader relationships in football.
“As a long-standing supporter of football, we are passionate about the game and are a proud partner to the team.”
Finding a new shirt sponsor would have been easier said than done anyway, since the Gunners would have been going up against the England football team, Tottenham’s new ground, domestic cricket Tests, rugby’s Premiership and the Six Nations.