Reports in England suggested that Jerry Quy, has been the one behind the famous green dinosaur costume for the past 27 years, will be relief of his job as part of the club’s cost-cutting measures.
The rumours prompted an outcry from fans, who set up a GoFundMe page to help spare him from dismissal.
However, the famous Arsenal mascot may be back to his job thanks a kind hearted gesture, by out of favoured playmaker Mesut Ozil, who has offered to pay his salary, if he is brought back into the fold, while he remains an Arsenal player.
According to the 31-year old on his Instagram page,
“I was so sad that Jerry Quy aka our famous & loyal mascot @officialgunnersaurus 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 so Jerry can continue his job that he loves so much.”
The former Real Madrid midfielder has seen his playing time reduced under Mikel Arteta, his last appearance for the Gunners was against West Ham United, a 1-0 win in March.