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BT Sport has extended its official partnership with Arsenal Football Club for another two years.

BT Sport will continue to promote its football coverage through Arsenal's digital channels in the UK and Ireland. It will also have access to Arsenal's players and manager for exclusive content.

Vinai Venkatesham, Arsenal's sales and marketing director, said in a statement: "We are delighted to extend our relationship with BT Sport as an official partner for a further two years.

"We will continue to work in close collaboration with the team at BT Sport to deliver benefits for fans and exclusive content which will add an extra dimension to their coverage."

Recently, BT Sport unveiled Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho as an official ambassador and presenter. Mourinho will be on hand to offer his expert opinion, and will make football programmes for the broadcaster.

He's already starred in an advert for BT Sport, which shows Arsenal's 5-1 loss to Liverpool in February. A strange choice, given that BT Sport sponsors Arsenal. Still, it doesn't seem to have soured the deal.

The broadcaster has also signed up former rugby international Brian O'Driscoll to present rugby.

BT Sport will show the first game of the 2014/2015 Barclays Premier League season on August 16, when Manchester United take on Swansea. It will show 12 live matches from the league, compared to Sky's 43.

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