Footage emerges of Lewis Hamilton wearing Arsenal kit as star joins Chelsea bid

Footage has resurfaced of Lewis Hamilton in an Arsenal kit amid reports he is involved in a bid to buy Chelsea.

The Formula One star, 37, is thought to be one of the sportspeople committed to be putting millions of pounds towards a bid to purchase the Blues. But a video has emerged of Hamilton in a Gunners kit.

As part of a Mercedes promotion in 2015, the racer participated in a five-a-side game with Thierry Henry against other pundits. The likes of Jamie Redknapp, Ray Parlour and Paul Merson featured in the match, with Martin Tyler on commentary. The mini game was played in front of a small crowd and Hamilton was interviewed after the game by Gunners legend Henry.

Hamilton had also spoken about his admiration for former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger in an interview with Sky Sports News after the Frenchman was sacked in 2018.

"I have always had great admiration for Arsene," he said. "For anyone to have commitment to a team and the loyalty which he has shown through all the ups and downs, through outside individuals saying positives and negatives, but to stay true to your values and continue to strive for what you believe in I think has really been awesome.

"Whilst the team has not always been the most successful, I really hope that he feels great about his time."

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Despite the admiration for the north London side, Hamilton is reportedly involved in Sir Martin Broughton’s consortium to purchase Chelsea. Sky Sports News revealed that a line-up of investors – including Hamilton and tennis ace Serena Williams – are part of the group that wishes to take over the club.

The two sports stars are thought to have pledged £10million each to the bid. Hamilton, who will race at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola this weekend, already has a number of business ventures, including Zapp, the London-based grocery delivery service app.

Chelsea were put up for sale by Roman Abramovich on March 2 following the heavy sanctions placed on him by the UK government amid his alleged ties to war aggressor and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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