Arsenal could switch kit suppliers from Puma to Adidas within the next two years, according to reports, potentially doubling their income.
Arsenal’s current deal with Puma runs for just two more years and there’s already talk about who could supply the Gunners’ kit next. According to The S*n, Arsenal could switch to Adidas and double their income in the process, potentially earning £60m-per-year.
The Londoners signed a five-year-deal with Puma worth £150m in 2014, which was highly lucrative compared to their Premier League counterparts at the time. Since then, however, rival clubs have gone on to sign even more lucrative kit deals, blowing Arsenal’s out of the water.
Chelsea’s deal with Nike is said to be worth £60m a year for 15 years, while Manchester United earn £75m a year from Adidas. Arsenal have fallen behind their rivals commercially and changing kit suppliers would help them bridge the gap.
From an aesthetic standpoint, the Puma kits have been a mixed bag for me, with as many eccentric designs as smart ones. I’ve felt they also tend to be clingy and skin tight.
It’s been over two decades since Arsenal were last partnered with Adidas but a renewing of acquaintances could on the cards if latest reports are to be believed.