Arsenal have extended their existing partnership with Japanese entertainment and gaming conglomerate Konami.
The deal will now run until 2022, report Inside World Football, who say ‘Under the new deal Konami will have increased access to first team players and club Legends, as well as a larger digital, social and matchday presence.”
Arsenal’s commercial director Peter Silverstone, is quoted, saying, “Now in our third year, our relationship continues to go from strength to strength.
“We are excited to work with Konami to further engage our huge global fanbase and give them the opportunity to experience the players, legends and Emirates Stadium so accurately within eFootball PES 2020.”
Konami are the makers of Pro Evolution Soccer, which pitches itself against EA Sports FIFA each season, and Arsenal fans can play with their favourite players who look amazingly lifelike.
There’s no mention of the financial element to the deal, but hopefully it goes some way to offsetting the disheartening financial projections made by Swiss Ramble on Twitter today.
For more on that, check out this news story.