Premier league soccer club, Arsenal extends gaming partnership with video game developer Konami for further three years. Konami has been the official video game partner since 2017 and will now remain in that position until at least June 2022.

Konami will help in recreating Arsenal’s Emirates stadium in its eFootball PES 2020 game, which will also feature 3D likenesses of club players.

In return, the company will access to Gunners first-team players and legends, as well as gaining as increased presence at match days and across the club’s media channels.

Peter Silverstone, Arsenal’s commercial director, said the club’s partnership with Konami “continues to go from strength to strength”, adding, “We are excited to work with Konami to further engage our huge global fanbase and give them the opportunity to experience the players, legends and Emirates Stadium so accurately within eFootball PES 2020.”

News of the extended deal coincides with the start of the PES League 2019 World Finals, which are being hosted at the Emirates.

It also comes as a leaked video emerged online in which club legend Ian Wright and several star players to reveal Arsenal’s new Adidas-made home shirt for the 2019-20 season.

The kit and the video were reportedly due to be released on Monday, when the club’s five year, 300 million pound deal with Adidas finally kicked in.

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