Emirates has renewed its shirt sponsorship of Arsenal for another five years, in a bumper deal reportedly worth more than Dhs1 billion.

The Dubai-based carrier’s sponsorship of the Gunners is the longest in the Premier League. It began in 2006 and will now continue until the end of the 2023-24 season.

The deal also includes Arsenal’s training kit, and further cements the relationship between the two parties. Emirates is also the title sponsor of the club’s stadium until 2028.

“This mutual commitment is testimony to the strength and depth of our unique relationship,” Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis said of the deal.

“Emirates are again demonstrating their great belief in our approach and ambition and their significantly increased investment will help us continue to compete for trophies and bring more success to the club and our fans around the world.”

Emirates president Sir Tim Clark added: “Arsenal’s strong appeal and influence around the globe, combined with their ambitions as a club, make them an ideal partner, with values that reflects ours as a brand.”