Date: 13th April 2018 at 5:06am
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have plenty of work to do this summer both on and off the field as they look to close the gap on their rivals, with 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 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 until 2024, 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 at the end of next season.

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