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All or Nothing: Arsenal reveals the dramatic moment the club found out Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was in Barcelona without permission

Rory O'Callaghan

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All or Nothing: Arsenal reveals the dramatic moment the club found out Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was in Barcelona without permission

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The moment that Arsenal found out Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had travelled to Barcelona without permission last season has been revealed in another fascinating episode of All or Nothing: Arsenal.

The latest instalment of Amazon Prime's hugely popular docuseries covers Arsenal's 2021-22 campaign under manager Mikel Arteta.

One of the most dramatic points of the season came in December when Aubameyang was stripped of the club captaincy for disciplinary reasons.

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The Gabon international was frozen out of the squad as the Gunners looked to find a buyer for the striker in the January transfer window.

Barcelona entered into negotiations with Arsenal but were reluctant to pay a transfer fee for the forward, instead preferring to sign him a short-term loan deal.

The transfer saga took a dramatic twist when Aubameyang was spotted at Barcelona airport, despite not being given permission to travel by Arsenal.

The moment was captured in the fifth episode of All or Nothing: Arsenal. Check it out below:

In the clip, Arsenal's technical director Edu is informed that Aubameyang has been seen arriving at Barcelona's airport in an apparent attempt to force through a move to the Catalan club.

Arsenal’s director of football operations Richard Garlick asks Edu: "What is he supposed to be doing now?"

To which the Brazilian replies: "Training."

Aubameyang would get his move to Barcelona after Arsenal agreed to terminate the striker's contract by mutual consent.

The Gunners missed out on a transfer fee for Aubameyang but reportedly saved around £25m in wages.

Aubameyang moved from Arsenal to Barcelona in the January transfer window (Image: Alamy)
Aubameyang moved from Arsenal to Barcelona in the January transfer window (Image: Alamy)

Aubameyang would go on to impress in his debut season at the Nou Camp, scoring 13 goals in 23 games in all competitions.

But the 33-year-old is likely to find himself further down the pecking order at Barcelona this season, following the arrival of Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich.

However, Aubameyang could be in line for a shock return to the Premier League, with Arsenal's London rivals Chelsea reportedly in talks to sign the veteran striker.

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano claims Chelsea are considering a bid for Aubameyang, with Barcelona keen to offload the forward just six months after giving him a three-and-a-half-year deal.

Topics: Arsenal, Barcelona, Football, Transfers, Premier League, La Liga, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Rory O'Callaghan
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