We have agreed a two-year global partnership with Unilever's Dirt Is Good laundry brand (known as Persil in the UK, or OMO, Surf Excel, Breeze, Rinso, Ala or Skip elsewhere in the world) to become an Official Partner of our men's and women's teams.
The new, first-of-its-kind partnership reflects Arsenal’s and Dirt Is Good’s belief in the power of sport to unleash human potential. The collaboration will harness the global reach of both brands to help younger generations see the value of playing sport, getting stuck in, and getting dirty.
Arsenal in the Community has a long and proud history of positively impacting the lives of young people in the club's local and global communities. Dirt Is Good will work closely with our men's and women's first-team players, the Arsenal Foundation and local community projects, with the joint goal of creating a sense of belonging for our community participants and positively impacting their physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
Arsenal and Dirt Is Good are globally recognised with strong values and rich histories. We share a commitment to delivering peak performance – whether in Dirt Is Good products or on the football pitch. The partnership will spotlight Dirt Is Good's top performance laundry products and their ability to deliver superior cleaning even in quick and cold washes. Bukayo Saka will also take on the official role of Dirt Is Good Global Ambassador, which will see him share stories from his own pathway into professional football to encourage young people to unleash their full potential.
Juliet Slot, our Chief Commercial Officer, said: "We are delighted to be announcing our partnership with Unilever’s Dirt Is Good brand to spread the message that playing sport – and getting dirty while you do it – develops life-enhancing physical and emotional skills. This is the first time Arsenal has had a Fabric Care Partner and is a further sign of our commercial strength and global appeal."
Saka added: "This partnership with Dirt is Good is close to my heart because I know how important football and sport have been for my development as a person. I want more young people to have the chance to follow in my footsteps and experience the power and joy of sport."
Tatiana Lindenberg, Vice-President of Marketing for Dirt Is Good, commented: "We recognise the importance of sports, getting stuck in and 'getting dirty' in the growth and development of children and young adults, as well as in improving personal attainment through greater self-esteem and confidence. We are partnering with Arsenal, one of the world's biggest football clubs, to help amplify this message and the value of sport to fuel resilience, determination, and personal growth.
"We’re proud to be working with a club that shares the same values around inclusivity and community, and we can’t wait to kick off our relationship with Bukayo Saka. We are keen to encourage kids to get outside, get stuck in and get dirty, seeing the benefits both on and off the pitch."
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