Arsenal to axe Puma and link up with Adidas in new £60m-a-year double-your-money kit deal from 2019
ARSENAL look set to sign a deal with Adidas to become their new kit manufacturers next summer after five years with Puma, according to reports.
Puma's deal with the Gunners started in 2014 and was worth £30million-a-year but it is believed the club will switch to rival German brand Adidas in 2019.
According to the Mail, the move is expected to generate a whopping £60m every year for the Emirates Stadium club.
And it is understood some of this extra cash will be available for Unai Emery to strengthen his squad in the transfer window.
Emery has spent just shy of £70m in his first summer at the club, bringing in Matteo Guendouzi, Bernd Leno, Stephan Lichsteiner, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Lucas Torreira.
Nike made Arsenal's kits for 20 years between 1994 and 2014 but Adidas are set to take the reins next year.
I hope they confirm that Adidas is making the Arsenal kits next year because those puma ones are trash. The letters wash off
— KING (@_IKENNA_) August 3, 2018
Hate to break it to you mate but all of Arsenal’s puma kits have been pretty trash that’s why we’re switching to Adidas next season
— Josh Tedeku (@JoshTedeku17) August 3, 2018
But this seasons kits are just 😩🤢 Bought all strips since Puma took over because they always made creative and beautiful kits but this season ahhhhhh.... 😩😩😩
— The Meme Collector (@Kgaffy13) July 31, 2018
Arsenal fan here. Looking forward to arsenals deal with puma ending this season. Ugly kits, poor quality.....good luck city fans
— Anees Ahmed (@gunner786) August 3, 2018
Before Nike, though, Adidas made Arsenal's kits between 1986 and 1994, in which time the Gunners won two league titles, two League Cups and one FA Cup.
It will come as welcome news for many Arsenal fans, who were left disappointed by the club's kits over the five years.
The three kits for the upcoming season certainly failed to convince all Gunners supporters and look to be the final set Puma make for Arsenal.
Although Puma look set to lose Arsenal next season, it is believed they have captured reigning English champions Manchester City in a bumper deal to start next season.