Date: 13th April 2018 at 5:06am
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Arsenal have plenty of work to do this summer both on and off the field as they look to close the gap on their Premier League rivals, with the Gunners poised to miss out on a top-four finish for the second campaign in a row.

Arsene Wenger’s side are expected to be very active in the transfer market but there’s also room for significant pieces of business to be completed behind the scenes, following on from a new agreement with shirt sponsors Emirates.

Recently extending their deal with Arsenal until 2024, the Gunners have room to make changes as they’re poised to seal their first sleeve sponsor- and the kits could have an entirely different look in the near future.

The Daily Mail reports Adidas are leading the chase to become Arsenal’s new kit manufacturers in a deal worth £40m-a-year, taking over from Puma at the end of next season.

Arsenal’s current deal with Puma is said to be worth £30m-a-year but Adidas, who made the Gunners kits during the 1980’s and early 1990’s, are prepared to pay significantly more.