Arsenal and KONAMI announce official partnership
By Community | October 10, 2017
Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. (KONAMI) have today been confirmed as an official partner of Premier League club Arsenal.
As an official partner of the north London outfit, KONAMI will benefit from greater access to the Gunners’ first-team squad and Emirates Stadium. KONAMI has also agreed extensive licensing and promotional rights – including access to the club’s social media platforms.
Vinai Venkatesham, chief commercial officer, Arsenal Football Club, said: “Our working relationship with KONAMI to date has been extremely successful from a licensing perspective and we are delighted to extend this and welcome them as an official partner.
“We look forward to getting started in the next phase of our relationship with KONAMI and creating some fun and exciting content that both Arsenal and wider football fans will enjoy.”
Jonas Lygaard, senior director – brand and business development for Konami Digital Entertainment, added: “We are determined to work with the best clubs football has to offer and are delighted to partner with Arsenal.
“The relationship we formed last year has gone from strength to strength, most notably when Emirates Stadium played host to the PES LEAGUE World Final.
“As such, we were keen to work even closer with such a highly regarded club and the new agreement will allow us to perfectly recreate and feature Emirates Stadium and the club’s many stars within PES 2018.”
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 10, 2017