Online bookmakers are offering free bets on Arsenal’s exploits in the Barclays Premier League and UEFA Champions League this season.
Arsenal have revealed details of a new three-year deal with travel operator Thomson Sport as official team travel supplier and official supporter’s travel supplier.
In its new role Thomson Sport will manage all travel arrangements for Arsenal and Arsenal Ladies within Europe, as well as providing executive travel to the club’s key stakeholders and sponsors.
The company will offer ‘Arsenal at Home’ and ‘Arsenal Abroad’ packages, consisting of match day tickets, travel, accommodation and Arsenal related merchandise. Financial terms of the agreement were not released.
Vinai Venkatesham, Arsenal’s head of global partnerships, said, “Providing a high quality travel service to our players and fans is vitally important to both Arsenal’s success on the pitch and the fantastic support the players receive from the stands. As such we are delighted to welcome Thomson Sport into our family of Commercial Partners, bringing with them best-in-class experience from their work across numerous sports and International sporting tournaments
Darren Mee, managing director of the sport division of TUI Travel, said, “We are delighted to have been awarded this prestigious contract with Arsenal Football Club and are excited at the opportunity to work with this world famous Premier League club. We look forward to being a key partner to Arsenal Football Club for many years to come.
The company provide a similar service as Official Travel Supplier to the Official England Supporters Club and to Premier League rivals Manchester United.
Arsenal’s Premier League campaign commences on Sunday 15 August away to Liverpool, online bookmaker Extrabet are offering odds of 19/10 for the Gunners to get off to a winning start.