Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil roared to the rescue of the membership’s lately made redundant worker who attire up because the Gunnersaurus mascot on Tuesday, providing to pay his wage so long as he stays on the membership.
Jerry Quy, who had a job as an away supporters liason in addition to entertaining home followers on the Emirates Stadium because the inexperienced dinosaur, was lately let go by the membership because of the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic, in response to British media reviews.
However, Arsenal stated that the mascot was not extinct and would return as soon as supporters had been allowed again at English soccer video games after coronavirus security measures had been eased, though the membership didn’t make clear whether or not Quy would proceed within the function.
“Gunnersaurus will always be an important part of Arsenal and we look forward to him entertaining our fans when theyre allowed back at matches,” the membership stated in an e-mailed assertion, however including it couldn’t talk about private employees data.
Ozil, one of many membership’s highest paid gamers however who has fallen out of favour with coach Mikel Arteta, has provided to assist Quy financially to permit him to remain on.
“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,” Ozil stated on Twitter on Tuesday, including the hashtag #JusticeForGunnersaurus.
“As such, Im 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.”
I used to be so unhappy that Jerry Quy aka our well-known & loyal mascot @Gunnersaurus and integral a part of our membership was being made redundant after 27 years. As such, I’m providing to reimburse @Arsenal with the complete wage of our huge inexperienced man so long as I might be an Arsenal participant… pic.twitter.com/IfWN38x62z
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) October 6, 2020
Ozil, 31, who’s beneath contract with Arsenal till 2021 and earns a reported 350,000 kilos per week, has not made any appearances for the crew this season and made 18 Premier League begins within the final marketing campaign.