Mesut Ozil has offered to reimburse Arsenal for the salary of Gunnersaurus if they give the mascot his job back.
A fundraising page has been set up for Jerry Quy, who has donned a dinosaur suit to play Arsenal’s mascot for the last 27 years – following reports that his role had been deemed surplus to requirements with fans still unable to attend matches.
The move came in for criticism, with Arsenal great Paul Merson telling Sky Sports: “There will be 30 and 40-year-old fans who have grown up with that dinosaur. I think it’s poor by Arsenal.”
Ozil, who is out of favour with boss Mikel Arteta and has yet to play this season, has now tweeted that he will pay the mascot’s salary for as long as he is an Arsenal player.
He wrote: ” I was so sad that Jerry Quy aka our famous & loyal mascot Gunnersaurus and integral part of our club was being made redundant after 27 years.
Source: Sky Sports
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