Forward risked his reputation to get a move on deadline day after a difficult few weeks and now says he is living a dream

It was a risk and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang knew it. Arsenal were always going to take a dim view of his trip to Barcelona on Monday morning, which was where the striker felt he had needed to be. Just in case. To give himself the best opportunity of making it happen.

It was not authorised by Arsenal and so there was the possibility of the club fining him although, given the state of his relationship with them and, more specifically, the manager, Mikel Arteta, it had to have felt low down his list of concerns.

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