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Mesut Ozil offers to pay wages of the Gunnersaurus


Mesut Ozil has offered to save the job of the man inside Arsenal’s Gunnersaurus mascot costume by paying his full wages. Jerry Quy has portrayed Gunnersaurus for the past 27 years, but was made redundant as part of the job-cutting scheme implemented by Arsenal in the summer. There has been a promise that the mascot will be back once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, – although it is currently unclear who will be under the costume. Midfielder Ozil reportedly earns some £350,000-a-week as Arsenal’s top-paid player, but is currently not in the first-team picture under Mikel Arteta.The German World Cup winner took to social media on Tuesday to post his offer of support for Quy, who lost his job as a supporter liaison for away matches.

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