Arsenal announce 'special media conference'

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The club are set to confirm the widely-reported kit manufacturer change from Nike to Puma while some feel it will concern a new deal for Arsene Wenger.

Arsenal have announced a "special media conference" for Monday afternoon, with two schools of thought emerging as to why they have gathered the press.

While some fans' excitement levels may have initially risen on the prospect of a new signing, it is widely expected the Gunners will ratify their kit manufacturer change from Nike to Puma, which will see the club pocket up to £30m across the five-year agreement.

With Arsene Wenger's contractual negotiations continuing to drag out, there had been a suggestion the announcement would focus on a new deal for the Frenchman but if Twitter accounts belonging to British journalist Rob Harris and Bundesliga expert Raphael Honigstein are to be believed, then the kit deal will form the basis of the meeting with the press.

The Gunners have not switched their kit maker since 1994 when they converted from Adidas to Nike but the club's transfer kitty will be swelled considerably by the agreement with the German sports brand.

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