Ozil offers to pay salary of Gunnersaurus


Premier League Arsenal mascot made redundant after 27 years

Gunnersaurio, durante un partido con el ArsenalGunnersaurio, durante un partido con el Arsenal

Mesut Ozil has offered to pay the wages of Jerry Quy, the Arsenal employee that plays the role of club mascot Gunnersaurus.

Quy was revealed to be one of 55 redundancies that Arsenal have made of late, a measure taken in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The decision has met with widespread condemnation however, particularly given Arsenal announced a deal – in the same week – to bring Thomas Partey to the club for a fee of 50 million euros.

But now, Gunners’ midfielder Ozil – in a post on social media – has stepped in with his offer with a view to keeping the legendary mascot on board.

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. As such, I’m offering to reimburse @Arsenal with the full salary of our big green guy as long as I will be an Arsenal player… pic.twitter.com/IfWN38x62z

? Mesut zil (@MesutOzil1088) October 6, 2020



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