Mesut Ozil has offered to pay the salary of the man inside Arsenal’s Gunnersaurus outfit to save the beloved mascot from extinction.
It was revealed that Jerry Quy, who played the iconic for 27 years, was being made redundant due to fans not being allowed in stadiums during the coronavirus pandemic
Jerry Quy, who had a player the role of the furry dinosaur on matchdays for 27 years was let go as part of COVID 19 cost-cutting
Mesut Ozil tweeted that he was happy to pay for Quy to continue in the role after celebrities including.
Gunnersaurus is not extinct and will return to action when fans are allowed back at the match”
Quy has been the man inside the iconic dinosaur since its inception in 1993.
He is an Arsenal fan since childhood, having attended his first game in 1963.
Fans have reacted to the gesture and they think it is incredibly classy from the former Real Madrid man.
Ozil has not featured yet this season as he remains frozen out at Arsenal despite earning a mammoth £350,000- a week at the club
He has not entered the last year of his contract, with his current deal expiring in the summer of 2021
On one occasion, Jerry even missed his brother’s wedding to go to a home game to perform his Gunnersaurus duties.
Ozil said,” as long as I will be an Arsenal player, so Jerry can continue his job that he loves so much.”
Gunnersaurus has therefore not been required at Arsenal home games with Quy’s former role on away trips also currently not needed.
But the Gunnersaurus gimmick will live on, even if a new employee takes on the role from Quy.