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Emirates turn up heat on Arsenal over sponsor cash

Emirates are demanding Arsenal meet their on-field obligations if they want their full whack of sponsorship cash. The Mail on Sunday says Arsenal will lose some of their £30million a year sponsorship from main backers Emirates if the club fail to qualify for the Champions League in the future.

Emirates senior vice-president Boutros Boutros confirmed that the Dubai-based airline, which puts its name to both the stadium and Arsenal's shirts, are planning to impose results-based precautions as part of any new deal.

"There are certain clauses, from 2015, that we pay them a percentage less if they don't perform,' said Boutros.

"The Champions League is part of the new contract. It's just to keep them on their toes.

"It's fair to us and fair to them."

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