Arsenal Women secure major partner

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The Gunners have announced Mastercard as the first major Official Partner for Arsenal Women.

Arsenal Women’s General Manager, Clare Wheatley said, “This partnership is an exciting new chapter for us. The women’s game has grown exponentially in recent years, allowing more people around the world to experience and follow women’s football. The support from across the club and our fans has enabled us to win the Women’s Super League this season and qualify for the UEFA Champions League next season, and this partnership will help us to take our game to the next level.”

Arsenal’s Managing Director, Vinai Venkatesham added: “Partnering with a global player like Mastercard is a huge statement for women’s sport. The partnership will help us build on our success, but it will also promote the women’s game globally and continue to develop and attract the world’s best talent and inspire generations of young sportswomen.”

Raja Rajamannar, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Mastercard said: “By investing significantly in women’s football, as a professional and influential sport, we have an opportunity to directly impact the lives of athletes and help build sustainable programmes to which girls and women around the world can aspire.”