Arsenal stars Hector Bellerin, Alexandre Lacazette and Emile Smith Rowe have been compared to the stars of hit Netflix show Peaky Blinders after they dressed up in smart suits for a fashion shoot with GAFFER Magazine.
The trio wore black ties, trench coats and serious expressions for the photos which received a positive reaction for fans.
Peaky Blinders is a drama primarily set in Birmingham which follows the exploits of the Shelby crime family in the aftermath of World War I.
“Finally here.. @Arsenal x @424onFAIRFAX,” tweeted Bellerin.
“Big thank you Guillermo for being so open and eager to making this happen and also to Arsenal for believing we could do it! @gaffermag”
424onFAIRFAX describes itself as ‘a concept boutique with continuously-revolving creative installations of fashion, jewelry, and lifestyle brands’.
And GAFFER magazine claims to be ‘bridging the gap between football, music, fashion, and culture.’
Arsenal fans were wowed by the pics and replied with a series of comments on the players’ mafioso-style look.
“Laca looking like a don in Godfather,” wrote one Gooner.
“Not a single man with more style than Hector,” added another.
A third tweeted: “By order of the Peaky Blinders.”
Bellerin, who was involved throughout the creative process of the collaboration, said: “When you look in the world of football there is not many teams that ooze class, heritage and history like Arsenal do.
“If you want to make a suit for a club then this is the one. It’s crazy how this all happened and all the stars aligned which has allowed us to do this.”
The right-back is well-known for his love of haute couture and high fashion.
“I come from a family that has been built around fashion really,” Bellerin said recently. “My grandma and my grandpa opened a little fashion retail shop and used to make their own clothes from scratch.
“Now I have a chance to actually do my own thing and express myself and sometimes even inspire people.
“You don’t have to dress like everyone else, you have to dress however you like and however you seen your vision. I think it’s cool for people to actually see me not only as a footballer but as someone who has an impact in fashion as well.”