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.

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