Ivan Gazidis, Arsenal's incoming chief executive who takes up his new role in January is considering renegotiating the club's kit sponsorship deals with Nike and Emirates as Gazidis believes that other clubs are getting much more money out of their kit deals. 

Arsenal's £6m-per-year shirt sponsorship deal with Emirates, which runs until 2014 and its £8m-per-year deal with Nike, until 2011 are much smaller than Manchester United's agreement with AIG, which is worth £56.5m over four years. 

Chelsea's main sponsorship deals are with shirt sponsor Samsung, worth £50m over 5 years, and Adidas, with a £10m-per-year deal after paying Umbro £24.5m to end an existing deal in 2005.


Former managing director Keith Edelman, signed the long-term deals with Emirates and Nike at a time when the club was urgently trying to raise finance for its new stadium, for which airline Emirates has a 15-year naming rights deal.


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  1. fsc

What I need to get omnisports.tv to my peronal blog???<br /><br />Thanks

  1. fsc

the should wear PRO STAR

  1. Roger Foden

Honestly we aren\'t hard up and Wenger still has loads to spend if he wants too....hmmm ! Get rid of NIKE they are crap as we have so many youngsters we should be wearing PE kit anyway preferably a reversible one and they should be training in plimsolls.<br />But seriously why come out in the news and say such a thing especially in this current credit crunch.....maybe super Gordon Brown could rescue us with a bit of prudence and diodgy borrowing instead......

  1. fsc


  1. fsc

Surely the reason that United and Chelsea have better deals is because they actually win trophies, which allows them to appear in places where they wouldn\'t otherwise have done - foriegn TV stations and news reports, etc. <br /><br />If Arsenal want more money they\'d better start winning things.

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