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Thierry Henry co-owns Como . with former Arsenal teammate Cesc Fabregas

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Thierry Henry joins former Arsenal team-mate Cesc Fabregas to become co-owner of ambitious Serie B team Como – and says he is ready to seize the ‘perfect opportunity’

  • Thierry Henry is announced as a minority stakeholder with Como 1907
  • The Arsenal legend joins former teammate Cesc Fabregas in investing in the club
  • The 45-year-old had previously thrown support behind a takeover bid from Arsenal

Thierry Henry has become the latest big name to join forces with Serie B side Como after joining the club as a minority stakeholder.

The Arsenal legend has been a constant presence in the football world since he hung up his boots in 2014. He was present at both Montreal Impact and Monaco, and also played as Roberto Martinez’s No. 2 for Belgium, a role he still holds today.

He has worked as an pundit for Sky Sports in the UK and Amazon Prime in France and most recently was a vocal supporter of Spotify owner Daniel Ek’s attempts to buy Arsenal from current owner Stan Kroenke.

Thierry Henry has described his deal to invest in Serie B side Como as the ‘perfect opportunity’

Como has attracted attention this summer after signing Cesc Fabregas on a free transfer after the end of his contract in Monaco.

The former Spain international has also become part owner of the ambitious Lomabrdy outfit, and the addition of his former Gunners team-mate off the pitch is another great asset to owners of the Djarum Group.

Henry said of the announcement: “I’ve waited a long time to get involved in a project like Como. A club with ambition, but above all one that shares the same values ​​as I do – which both the club and the local community need to thrive.

At the announcement, Henry joins former teammate Cesc Fabregas as a co-owner in Italy

The announcement sees Henry joining former teammate Cesc Fabregas as a co-owner in Italy

“When I spoke to the team here and they told me about the community initiatives that were already there and the ambition to make sure the club thrives, and so does the community, I knew this was the perfect opportunity for me.”

With the move, Henry, who has experience with Italian football after his time at Juventus, will work with former Chelsea icon Dennis Wise at the Stadio Giuseppe Sinigaglia.

Wise, CEO of Como, said: “We are delighted to introduce Thierry Henry. After explaining our vision of where we want to be as a club as part of the community and our ambition to reach Serie A.”

Henry joins a growing trend of former professionals looking to commit to running clubs.

Dennis Wise, the club's CEO, welcomes Henry's support for the ambitious Lombardy outfit

Dennis Wise, the club’s CEO, welcomes Henry’s support for the ambitious Lombardy outfit

Members of Manchester United’s ‘Class of ’92’ joined forces to invest in Salford City in 2014, while Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin co-owns League One outfit Forest Green Rovers.

Meanwhile, the second tier outfit has also announced the signing of Wolves forward Patrick Cutrone to a three-year deal.

The Como-born Italian international moved to Molineux for £16 million in 2019, but has been loaned out to Fiorentina, Valencia and Empoli in the past three seasons.

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