According to The Drum, Arsenal have entered an agreement with Universal Pictures that will see the club promote the film company’s latest movies.
The partnership, which appears to be similar to one that Manchester United have with 20th Century Fox, means we could well be seeing Arsenal players appear in bespoke trailers. Not the motor vehicle kind.
“This partnership with Illumination and Universal Pictures is the first of its kind for the club and one we are extremely excited about,” said Vinai Venkatesham, Arsenal’s chief commercial officer.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity for both the club and the studio to be introduced to new audiences and we are already working closely with them to engage with our supporters in the UK and Ireland around their upcoming film releases.”
You may have seen pre-roll adverts for the Despicable Me franchise on Arsenal Player recently and characters from the film parading around the Emirates pitch with Gunnersaurus at half-time of a few games last season. No doubt, we can expect more of the same.
It also sounds as though the Arsenal social channels and the pitchside advertising hoardings will push Universal content.
Naturally, our minds turn to Arsenal movie puns…
One Flew Over The Coquelin’s Nest
Raiders Of The Lost Arteta
Back to Debuchy
Laurent of Arabia
V for Vernazza
Cool Hand Lukas
Wizard of Ozil
Right, your turn.
I honestly can’t tell if this is serious or not.
If it is, let’s hope to goodnees we don’t start seeing Gunners appearing in adverts like that sickening Nivea promotion “starring” Liverpudlians trying to look like gods.
007 in … Mertesacher.
… Bergkamp Never Flies.
… Wiltord Is Not Enough.
… Holding-er. And/or, The Man With The Holding Gun.
… Ian Other Day.
… You, Henry, Live Twice.
I’ll stop there.
Stan Kroenke in Dude, where’s my ranch?
Giroud will hunting!
Alexis in Wonderland
Honey I shrunk Cazorla
Soundtrack by 3 Mustafis 3!
Mbappe to the future. Please?!!!
Licence to Kylian
Quantum of Sol-ace
Harry Potter and the Chambers of Secrets
What’s Eating Gabriel Grape?
I guess making a movie about football and the premier league in which our player’s are involved is the best chance we’ll have of seeing another league title won at Arsenal under Wenger.
This is the Ishtar of the comments section.
Is Don. Is Bad
2 Girls 1 Coq
I didn’t realize that was a Universal Films production… it explains the quality though.
West Sead Story
Welbeck to the future
A Christmas Carol
Featuring Arsene Wenger as Ebenezer Scrooge
David Devin as the Ghost of Xmas past
Ivan Gazidis as the ghost of xmas present
and Alisher Usmanov as the Ghost of Xmas yet to come.
Who is David Devin ?
Honey I Shrunk The Gibbs
Loaned, Sold, and On(c)e Smoking Szczesny
Elneny Which Way But Loose
Dial M for Mert-er
The BFG (obviously)
Bould & the beautiful (series but worth putting out there)
Vivas Las Vegas
The taming of the Giroud
BFG an adaption of a Roald Dahl classic.
Do The Wright Thing
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea(man)
“The English Patient”
The Good, the Bad and the Luzhny
The Nutty Professor
The silence of the Ramsey
Cool Hand Lukic, surely?
SteveMorrow never dies.
Burgess: a film about an incredibly fit set of evening dancers, soundtrack by Cristina Aguileira
Paul Blart Walcott
Bendtner it like Beckham
Gibbs gone wild
The great cesc-ape
Elneny Snickets a series of unfortunate events.
The Mertesacker Proxy
Good Rob Holding
Once Upton a Time in Mexico
When Henry Met Sol-ly
We need to talk about Kevin Campbell.
The Theory of Bellerin
Silence of the Stan
The Parallax Giroud
Herbet Chapman and the Chamberlain of schezney
Don’t forget every Arsenal fan’s all time favourite – Groundhog Day! ? ?
The Cone Collector