Arsenal have announced a partnership with African mobile network operator Airtel.

The Gunners have signed a three-year deal with Airtel which will see the company given the opportunity to utilise the Club's merchandising, hospitality and content rights in five markets: Nigeria, Zambia, Ghana, Uganda and Rwanda.

"I am delighted to welcome Airtel into our family of Commercial Partners," said Arsenal's Head of Global Partnerships Vinai Venkatesham.

"This is the second long-term partnership arrangement to arise from the continent and we look forward to developing a number of exciting initiatives with Airtel, starting with our forthcoming tour to Nigeria in August. This underlines the depth of our following in Africa and how the profile of the Club continues to grow internationally."

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