Mesut Ozil offers to pay wages of Arsenal mascot who was earlier sacked

Mesut Ozil offers to pay wages of Arsenal mascot who was earlier sacked

- Mesut Ozil accepted a massive pay cut on his wages due to the pandemic

- The Arsenal star has further stated that he will pay the wages of the club’s mascot who was sacked

- Arsenal have been financially affected by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic

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Mesut Ozil has offered a huge financial support to Arsenal mascot who was earlier sacked by the club, despite that the German recently accepted huge pay cut on his wages.

The German midfielder says he would pay Gunnersaurus's wages after the club has let the mascot go after 27 years of his service.

Jerry Quy was relieved of his duties at the club at the start of the week with Arsenal claiming his services were no longer needed since there are no fans in the stadium during games.

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He became an amazing figure at the club in 1993 after donning the famous dinosaur suit about three years before Arsene Wenger arrived.

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."
Mesut Ozil: Arsenal star offers to pay wages of club mascot who was earlier sacked

Mesut Ozil says he will pay Gunnersaurus wages as long as he is at Arsenal. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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However Ozil in who feel sad about the ordeal took to social media to offer Gunnersaurus financial help.

"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.
"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."
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The Emirates Stadium outfit confirmed that they will be letting go of 55 of their non-playing staff, but the announcement did not sit well with the fans as they responded with hostility.

Meanwhile, earlier reported that Joel Idelho has reportedly completed his move to Arsenal from Dutch League side Ajax after penning a professional contract with the Premier League outfit.

The North Londoners were decent on transfer deadline day after bringing in Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid for about £45 million.

Willian, Cedric Soares, Gabriel, and Runar Alex Runarsson also made a switch to the Emirates Stadium among others this transfer window.

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