PHOTO: Nike say goodbye to Arsenal with special kit Facebook post

Arsenal will be sponsored by Puma for the foreseeable future.


Yesterday Arsenal won the FA Cup after a dramatic 3-2 after extra time win against Hull City. The trophy made history, as Arsenal finally won after nine barren years in North London. But it was the last time they won anything in Nike for what will surely be a long time.

Arsenal have been associated with the brand since 1994, just when the American sportswear brand began to make steps to enter the 'soccer' market on the back of the World Cup in the USA.

But last year they announced that his partnership was set to end. Arsenal instead auctioned off the rights to become the clubs main supplier and German giants Puma and adidas fought it out to be the manufacturer embroidered on Gunners shirts in the future.

Puma won.

And Arsenal are taking it straight to the bank. The deal with Puma is said to be worth a whopping £150 million to The Gunners and Arsenal are bound to benefit from their new deal in the transfer market.

But for many it is an end of an era. Arsenal and Nike are synonymous to many football fans and seeing a new sponsor for the club will be strange to take for some.

But for all the memories Nike have shared this picture on their official social media accounts - reminding us all of some of the good, and bad, kits they have produced for Arsenal over the last decade.

Now it is down to Puma to do the same...

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