10 Jun 2009

Sponsor cool about lack of silverware at Arsenal

12:03 pm on 10 June 2009

Arsenal's main sponsor says it's happy with its deal with the Gunners as long as the Premier League team stays in the top 10.

The Emirates president Tim Clarke says the airline didn't expect the north London club to win the Champions League or the Premiership.

Arsenal signed a 15-year deal worth 100 million pounds with Emirates in October 2004 and have not won a trophy since they lifted the FA Cup in 2005.

Their last league title came in 2004 and manager Arsene Wenger's side finished fourth this season, a massive 18 points adrift of champions Manchester United.

Arsenal reached the Champions League semi-finals this term and will have to qualify for a place in the group stage of next season's money-spinning competition.