Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Huawei traffic at Arsenal

Huawei traffic at Arsenal

Arsenal’s list of official partners continues to grow with the club announcing a new sponsorship agreement with Chinese smart phone company Huawei.

The deal with the global technology and communications market leader (apparently it’s pronounced WAH-WAY hence our awkward attempted pun) will last two years and sees the Gunners strengthen their foothold both in the Chinese market, where successful pre-season tours have been held in the last three years, and further afield.

Speaking about the deal, which fingers-crossed swells the Emirates coffers to the extent Sir Chips can swim in a pool of cash like Scrooge McDuck, Chief Commercial Officer Tom Fox remarked:

“We are delighted to welcome Huawei to Arsenal as an official partner. This is the first global deal we have signed with a Chinese brand, demonstrating our long-term commitment to the market through pre-season tours and sustained digital fan engagement.

“Huawei is a genuine leader in its field, serving more than a third of the world’s population with its information and communications technology. We are delighted to be partnering with Huawei at such an exciting time in the development of its brand globally, and in particular in the UK and Europe.”

Arsenal’s tally of partners currently runs as follows. Two lead partner; Nike (soon to be Puma) and Emirates. Five official partners; Citroen, Carlsberg, Gatorade, Indesit and Huawei. Nine regional partners; airtel, bodog, BT Sport, Imperial Bank, India on Track, mbna, Paddy Power, Sterling Bank and Telkomsel. That’s 16 in total.

There’s also the unofficial partnership with Haringey Council who allow us to cast a massive shadow over Sp*rs.

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34 comments

  1. Both the Carlsberg, Citroen and Indesit deals all expire this summer (three years deals from summer 2011).

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  2. How huawei are we from Sagna, Wenger, Per and Super Tom’s contract extensions?

    Hopefully very close.

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  3. There’s also one with a telescope company allowing a certain little boy to locate us on the table.

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  4. What next, home pregnancy kits and butt plugs!

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  5. Podolski looks decidedly happier about the deal than Rambo.

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  6. The fool of a Took

    Finally introducing the “Wenger Buttblugg”. With it´s soft, delicate touch and an aura of intelligence it will never miss the hole.

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  7. Theres still a huawei’s yet till the end of the season…

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  8. Huawei to go lads!

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  9. Im glad you pronouced the name in the article. Because I sat there thinking… blogs, has lost it!

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  10. I hope the US doesn’t declare war on us as a result of this deal
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23373178

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  11. the only sam is nelson

    “sustained digital fan engagement”??? oh god shoot me now. i mean in the old days if you wanted to keep the plastic armchair fans happy, you produced a nice shiny hardback annual. bah! youngsters nowadays! etc etc

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  12. But who’s our official doughnut sponser!?

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  13. Well, Poldi always happy..

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  14. Its actually pronounced who wah way but a great deal although the American government wouldn’t agree :-)

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  15. Scary that they supply a “third of the world” and most of us hadn’t heard of them – makes you realise how big the market is.

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    • Big F**king Cameroonian

      Its because they provide mostly main telecom equipment like routers, switches, antennas etc. The terminal business (what we see daily i.e phones, tablets etc) is relatively a new market to them and they are trying to compete with big guys in the field like Samsung.

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      • Özil's Eyes on Arsene's Hot Thighs

        Spot on, mate…. I doubt N7 would have heard anything called access/core network before. Your regular person wouldn’t know past the terminal equipment brands. They are hot on Ericsson’s heels, if not bigger now.

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  16. My phone brand. Now waiting for Ascend Mate 2.

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  17. Well if they throw money at us like they have begun to do to make Samsung look stupid then this could be very lucrative, especially if that means all Huawei youview boxes get free Arsenal TV…..

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  18. Three cheers for the new sponsorship! Hip, hip, Huawei!

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  19. Huawei the lads

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  20. Ramsey doesn’t give an inch of sh*t about it lol.

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  21. I was looking for clues how big this sponsorship deal was going to be and I have to admit that the only clue is that P6 on the shirt although I think kit man has got it wrong there. It should read B6, therefore meaning £B6, that’s 6 billion then. Alternatively it can also be Pounds Six but I doubt…

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  22. Who are ya?

    who wah way

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  23. The last sentence is pure quality!!

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