Looking back on 2018/19, Arsenal fans would be hard-pressed to pick one standout moment that summed up what their season was all about. But what most Gunners fans wouldn’t dispute is that the relationship between their two certified hitmen – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette – was blossoming and undoubtedly the best takeaway from the club’s campaign last year. 

In attack, everything good revolved around the deadly duo – whether it was Europa League hat-tricks, North London derby belters, or that now-iconic handshake celebration, the pair struck up a potent partnership which saw them notch 50 goals between them. 

The pair ooze the sort of elite quality that would see them slot into the same standard of sides that last donned an adidas kit for the Gunners, like the one back in 1988/89’s title-winning campaign. Aubameyang’s ex-provider-in-chief at Dortmund, Henrikh Mkytaryan, will also be serving up the goods for the pair all season long in 2019/20, and it’s clear all three have as much on-pitch chemistry as they do off it when we meet.

Touching down at a discrete location basking in the Californian sunshine, the trio are on a natural buzz ahead of the new season, bouncing off each other with plenty of dad jokes about the difference in weather compared to London, alongside the now-familiar usage of London slang from their recent adidas campaign for the club’s new home shirt. 

Pulling up in their three own very distinct styles, it’s clear they’re all in their element and raring to go with another season under Unai Emery and new first team coach Freddie Ljungberg. We joined them during their pre-season preparations to talk through their lethal link up play, life in London, and a fresh start with fresh drip while launching the club’s new away strip out in LA.