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Ozil offers to pay Gunnersaurus’ wages after the mascot was made redundant

Mesut Ozil has offered to pay Arsenal mascot Gunnersaurus’ wages after the mascot was made redundant by the club.

Jerry Quy, the man who has worn the Gunnersaurus costume since the character was created in 1993, has been informed that his job no longer exists as a result of the fact that there are no fans during games at the Emirates Stadium. 

Many Arsenal fans have been disappointed with this decision from the North London side as the mascot is a part of the fabric of the club. Gunnersaurus has existed since the days before Arsene Wenger and there is an entire generation of fans who do not know of a time when the mascot did not exist. 

In a generous but controversial gesture, Mesut Ozil has made it clear that he thinks Jerry Quy should be brought back into the fold and he would be willing to fund his wages to make that happen. This has won him the praise of many but is unlikely to go down well with the Arsenal hierarchy who will see this as an attempt to show them in poor light. 

Earlier in the year, as the financial ramifications of the pandemic were first being felt, a majority of the playing staff at Arsenal agreed to take a paycut. Ozil was unwilling to do so and was heavily criticised. This time, it looks like Arsenal are the ones in the line of fire. 

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Stan Adams
Stan Adams
1 year ago

Why not make Ozil Gunnersaurus may as well do something for the £350,000 a week Afc are paying him ?

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