Arsenal formally announce £150m Puma tie-up

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Arsenal have today formally announced that Puma will take over from Nike as the club’s kit supplier on 1 July 2014.

The deal, estimated to be worth £150m over 5 years, was announced this afternoon at Emirates Stadium. The home kit is a traditional red and white, and Puma have played it clever with a yellow and blue away kit for their first season.

A third kit will also be revealed, which is blue with green trim, which Puma see as Arsenal’s ‘cup kit’ and is earmarked for fixtures in Europe and in both domestic cup competitions.

Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis said, “We are excited to be partnering with PUMA, a company whose football heritage and record of innovation have a strong affinity with out own. This represents another important step forward in Arsenal’s progression on and off the pitch.

While there was the usual marketing bumph from Puma who said, “Arsenal have been a key strategic target for PUMA for a number of years now. Through a clear commercial vision, a well-defined sports marketing strategy and a relentless enthusiasm within the PUMA organisation, we’re proud to have signed this partnership with a truly global  football club.

“As we enter a new era in our company history, Arsenal represents a major commercial and marketing opportunity to reinforce PUMA’s credibility as a global sports brand, and we have full confidence the plans in place to activate this partnership will have a significant global impact.”

Arsenal already have a number of Puma sponsored players, including Mikel Arteta, Santi Cazorla and Olivier Giroud.

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Weng(unn)er

‘But the important thing is to focus on the game at Southampton tomorrow.’ – As Arsene would say 🙂

ArsenalHobbit

…also is this more or less than we were getting with Nike?

Doug

A lot more

Miranda

Of course it’s more. It would be astonishing if it wasn’t, since our Nike deal was low and tied up for a long time so as to provide a safe source of income during the worst years of the stadium debt. The question isn’t whether it’s more than our previous deals but how it compares with what our rivals are getting.

The Guardian says it’s worth 30m a year, and as such is better than Liverpool’s 25m. I can’t be bothered to research City, Chelsea and United’s current deals, but I don’t think they will be lower than ours.

DöubleDöubleDöuble
DöubleDöubleDöuble

It’s the biggest kit deal in the UK.

However, Man United are due to get a £75m per year deal from Nike, though Moyes is trying his hardest to scupper that deal.

goonerish

Welcome to purveyors of body tight jerseys.

Crispy

Just imagine Matt LeTissier, Gazza and The Lord of Chunkies; Mick Quinn in a Puma kit of today……… Or maybe not.

Gunner From Another Mother
Gunner From Another Mother

More like imagine the new kit hugging our HFB’s chiseled abs!

ryan

BVB kits aren’t skin tight. Here’s to hoping for the same kind of fit.

dmcle

Draxler away kit already ordered.

I kid.

AFC

@Herr Blogs,

With the Puma deal official and Draxler on the brink, it’s about time you’re starting to write your blog in German. Otherwise, nobody’ll öndertänd?!

Fur unsere deutschsprachige Freunden. 😉

Can't Think Of A Clever Name
Can't Think Of A Clever Name

Can someone please post pics of the new kits? Thanks.

Heroldgoon

Here you go lad,comment image

Lasagna

I wonder if this puma will go straight into the starting lineup.

Salty

The only January signing,so far……..

AN Other

Need to lose the extra girth to fit in one of those.

tightarse

So was an actual puma in attendance or not?

purr

Please don’t make it body tight

The man who would be bling
The man who would be bling

I doubt Giroud shares your thoughts….

Heroldgoon

Yeah baby i would love to see Girouds manhood pop out of them shorts.

Indonesian Gooner

Awkward

AN Other

Also, I reckon the first check would go towards schalke for draxler.

TightArse

tick

Toby C

tock

Timmy

Does this have any effect on our transfer budget??

Shay

Better than those tossers at Nike

Hulk

I cannot believe that nobody has psted a link about diet pills yet…

We are going to be known as Moobs FC but as long as we are winning not a problem.

Arsene nose

LANS

Machhuana Renthlei

I’ll miss Nike.

In Soviet Russia, WENGA sacks YOU
In Soviet Russia, WENGA sacks YOU

Arsenal already have a number of Puma sponsored players, including Mikel Arteta, Santi Cazorla and Olivier Giroud.

And Cesc Fabregas! OMG Fabregas return CONFIRMED!

BooYah

Nike kits were shit for the last decade.
Puma logo is the coolest

Roitenak

Good but I don’t want padded jackets and blue/green kits.

not a proffesional footballer
not a proffesional footballer

30 mil from Puma per season
60 mil from murdoch this summer
hopefully it gets better and better from here on

Big Dave

Have Puma seen our fans in the stadium?

Skin tight shirts would not be a good idea.

2013-2014 = 2003-2004
2013-2014 = 2003-2004

Our fans aren’t nearly as fat or as bald as Sp*rs fans.

The man who would be bling
The man who would be bling

Your not sitting where I am, mate…; )

R55MMX

I understand Puma will be selling an authentic jersey and a looser-fitting replica version for the ‘less athletic’ amongst us. The attached link is apparently a leaked version of the catalogue.

Norn Iron Gooner

What link??

R55MMX
shuggietodd

I love the Arsene style coat second page up from the bottom.

Actually, I like the look of the new kit. Maybe not such a good look with the Christmas fat-suit on, but otherwise would look pretty good.

Toby C

Yuck! I suppose the headphones were just about bearable 🙁

Az Ahmed

Bit disappointed to be honest. Was expecting someone a lot cooler looking.

Burn Baby Burn

WTF is on Henry’s shirt? Looks like someone threw up on him.

ThaatArsenalGuy

any pics?

Sarson Vinegar's frightening sarnie
Sarson Vinegar's frightening sarnie

Good riddance Nike. So many shit kits over the years and a blatant preference for positioning ManUre kits in their flag-ship and lesser stores.

The man who would be bling
The man who would be bling

I quite liked the kits of the last few years. It’s not Nike’s fault that I less than like the memories that went with them.

mjc

Guess who else is a Puma ambassador?
http://www.puma.com/football/news/puma-signs-spanish-sensation-cesc-fbregas

Sign him up!

Swede Goon

When somebody asks you for a divorce, you don’t often remarry them (Flamini I call an annulment.)

rawgooner

Not often, but never say never!

bazza_wicks

lets hope the money is made available for the team along with the extra TV money then we can explore future signings of calibre for upfront and the rear guard “COME ON ARSENAL”

ON SIGNINGS we will announce AW new contract on the last day of the transfer window “who says we dont sign quality in January “There’s only one AW”

NewGooner

It’s about 30m more than the Nike deal. The extra 30m will help to buy Draxler!

DöubleDöubleDöuble
DöubleDöubleDöuble

It’s about £22m per year more than the Nike deal.

Not quite a Draxler on its own, but it will buy us one-and-a-half Cazorla’s.

Half a Cazorla would be really tiny.

Canadian Arsenal Fan

unless its one leg and one arm cazorla. I wouldn’t mind that either

Linford Christie

I was in that photo…

Muse

Fantastic news. I’ve always liked Puma kits, and how they constantly try to re-invent themselves. Can’t wait to buy the new kit.

Now I’m off for a run.

percyofgod

I hope this deal makes us one of the 3 richiest teams in the world?

Alex

Hopefully they will finally provide Wenger with a jacket with a proper working zip!!!

justadreamer

Mertesacker, Podolski, Özil, Gnabry, Eisfeld, Siemann, and now Puma, all german.

TommyGun

Money available in the summer smells of warding off German price hikes… Maybe ish a bit

Weo Thalcott

Quietly hoping Puma design a jacket that has velcro for Mr Wenger, so more time can be spent on transfer targets and less time on confusing zips.

Crispy

Do the Puma coats have Arsene proof zips?

There’s THE question.

Swede Goon

Looking at that link, just have to ask, how many people take an XXXL?

Away fan

Does this mean wenger’s coat is no more!?

Goonerestgooner

I really hope Sagna signs a new deal….so then we can see his missus modelling one of these new skin-tight shirts ; )

GoonTang

Puma Pride!comment image

Richeeee

Looking at how tight the home kit is I’m guessing there goes our chance of signing Rooney heh.

Canadian Arsenal Fan

at least Arshavin and Santos are definitely not coming back

Chaplin35

I hope Sports Direct bankrupts now with current Nike Arsenal stock they have 🙂

Charlie2000

Hp it will still be th best in epl..

Louie

Forget Draxler buy Reus!

He wears Puma.

N7

This is excellent news all-round. I assume we’ll spend a fair wad upfront to bolster the squad. Woooo!

Alberic

bring da cash in!!!!!!

Goonbag

Need to bury mr wengers duck down

jason

How the FUCK do we only get 5 million more than Liverpool?? What a insult!!

lordgunner

both team are the leading deal of their supplier . us Puma them Warrior.
i m sure we could have negociate a bigger deal if we would have won few trophies in the last few years.

jason

Liverpool aint even a top four club.. possible at the end of this season but nothing proved yet and compare us to Liverpool….

Liverpool simple cant compete financially with us their a thing of the past.. this is a disgrace especially when Man U have a kit deal way more than ours around the corner.

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