Mesut Ozil has volunteered to reimburse Arsenal for the salary of Gunnersaurus if they give the mascot his job back.
Arsenal fans started a fundraising page for Jerry Quy, who has donned a dinosaur suit to play Arsenal’s mascot for the last 27 years – after the club announced that his role had been deemed surplus to requirements with fans still unable to attend matches.
But Ozil has now tweeted that he will pay the mascot’s salary for as long as he is an Arsenal player.
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 Özil (@MesutOzil1088) October 6, 2020