Arsenal set to Replace Nike with Adidas as Kit Suppliers

October 26, 2012

Arsenal are set to drop Nike as ther kit suppliers in favour of rivals adidas when the American sports retailers contract ends in 2014, according to reports

In their present contract with Nike, Arsenal earns £13 million a year, but the new deal that they are about to sign with Adidas is said to worth around £25 million a year.

The last time Adidas manufactured Arsenal’s kit was back in 1993-94 season, after which Nike took over. Last season Adidas ended their deal with Liverpool after talks of an extension hit a stumbling block. The German company are also reportedly close to securing a deal with another London side, Fulham.

Behind only Manchester United and Barcelona, Arsenal are the biggest club in Nike’s portfolio, selling in excess of 800,000 shirts every year.