Arsenal to bid adieu to Puma kits by season endLast updated on Aug 24, 2018, 07:51 pm
As per reports, Arsenal FC have decided to not renew their contract with kit manufacturers Puma. Instead, they will sign with Adidas at the end of the season.
This is not the first time that the London club will associate themselves with Adidas as these two did have a tie-up from 1986 to 1994.
Arsenal legends like Ian Wright have lauded the decision.
The history of association between Adidas and Gunners
Adidas had designed an iconic Arsenal jersey during late 80s, which was lauded by all Gunners fans.
The 'Bruised Banana' jersey, one of the most famous in Arsenal history, was also produced by Adidas.
The Gunners have struck a great deal as they will be paid $385 million over five years.
Notably, it is double of what they are earning right now.
The primary reason why Arsenal decided to switch to Adidas
Arsenal decided not to renew their contract with Puma as they saw other Premier League clubs getting a much better deal with their shirt sponsors.
Chelsea have recently signed a contract with Nike that will see the Blues receive £60 million ($77 million) per season.
Arsenal's newest kit by Puma had also received a lot of flak from their supporters and former players.
The two highest kit deals in modern football
Barcelona's deal with Nike is the highest with the sportswear company paying them £140 million ($180 mn) per season. It is followed by Manchester United's contract with Adidas. The Red Devils are being paid £750 million ($965 mn) over a period of 10 years.