Mesut Ozil has offered to foot macot’s wages to keep him at Emirates.
The Assist king today said on his social media page that he will pay the Arsenal’s mascot wages as long as he remains at the Emirates.
This was after Arsenal football club announced that the mascot have been relieved of his duties at the Emirates Stadium in a bid to alleviate the impact and effect of COVID-19 on the club’s financial stature.
The mascot named Jerry Quy was relieved of his duties at the stadium at the beginning of the week, with the club insisting that his services are no longer needed at the football club due to the absence of fans in the stadium amid the COVID-19 restrictions in United Kingdom.
He has been at the club for 27-years, became much loved and famous at the club following his dinosaur suit in 1993, years before the arrival of the French coach Arsene Wenger at the Emirates Stadium.
So many football lovers frowned at the decision of the club and stated their disappointment and displeasure of the news.
The Gunners Legend Paul Merson who told Sky Sports, said; “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.”
The German Midfielder in his Twitter page wrote;
“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.”
He also added that; “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.”
The out of favour star has not been in action for the Gunners since the Project Restart in June.