Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis maintains the club's £150million extension of their sponsorship deal with Emirates airline is "all about football".

Emirates are to extend their shirt partnership until the end of the 2018/2019 season, while also continuing with naming rights on the Gunners' 60,000-seater stadium at Ashburton Grove until 2028. The £30million-a-year contract represents a significant increase in additional revenue for the club, who have not won a trophy since 2005.

Gazidis insists the funds will be ploughed back into Arsene Wenger's squad. He said: "The deal is all about football. It is all about giving us the resources in what we believe is a responsible and well-managed way, to be able to invest in what we put onto the pitch for our fans."

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