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Ozil offers to pay Gunnersaurus’s wages after mascot is let go by Arsenal after 27 years
October 6, 2020
Mesut Ozil has offered to pay Gunnersaurus’s wages after seeing the mascot left go by Arsenal after 27 years of his service.
Quy became a much-loved figure at Arsenal after donning the famous dinosaur suit in 1993, three years before the arrival of legendary manager Arsene Wenger.
Gunnersaurus was on the touchline during a golden era for the club which saw the team win three Premier League titles, but has now become the latest victim of cost-cutting measures amid the financial uncertainty of the coronavirus crisis.
Arsenal legend Paul Merson was among those to express his disappointment after the decision, telling Sky Sports : “Unbelievable. All them kids, the Junior Gunners, there will be 30 and 40-year-old fans who have grown up with that dinosaur.
“It’s disappointing, I think it’s poor by Arsenal, I really do.”
Ozil has now issued his own response, takingto social media to offer Gunnersaurus financial help on Tuesday.
“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,” the Arsenal midfielder wrote on Twitter.