Earlier today, Arsenal announced details of an extension to the shirt sponsorship deal with Emirates that would see airline remain linked with the club until 2024.
It adds five years to the existing deal, and although it was described as the ‘largest sponsorship deal ever signed by the club’, there were no financial details to accompany the announcement.
Arseblog News inquired as to whether such details would be released, and were told there were no plans to do so. However, some figures have leaked out and the deal is believed to be worth in excess of £200m.
It works out at over £40m per season, which makes it currently the second highest in the Premier League, behind Manchester United.
Arsenal's new Emirates deal is worth around £40m a year until 2024. Similar to Chelsea's as second highest in PL after Man Utd on £47m. Spurs and City are around £35m and L'pool deal, which is up next year, is about £30m.
— Jeremy Wilson (@JWTelegraph) February 19, 2018
It’s clearly a good deal in the current market, but given the way things change in football, we’ll have to see how this one stacks up in a few years time when the going rate could be very different indeed.
However, it does appear as if there’s room for a separate sleeve sponsor, which could add a few extra million each year, but the deal includes the training kit so there’s nothing extra there.