Gunnersaurus returns to Arsenal one month after Mesut Ozil’s desperate plea

Gunnersaurus has returned to the Emirates after being let go by Arsenal in October.

Jerry Quy, who has taken on the character of the beloved dinosaur mascot since 1993, was part of 55 redundancies made by the club in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic which ravaged football.

The club were heavily criticised by the likes of Arsene Wenger and Piers Morgan for the brutal decision, before Mesut Ozil offered to cover the wages while he is still on the books.

However, it now looks as though Arsenal bosses may have gone back on their original decision.

The official Gunnersaurus Twitter account posted on Tuesday: “Back at Emirates Stadium today.”

After Ozil had said: “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.

“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.”

Former boss Wenger has also given his thoughts on the situation, and he wasn’t best pleased: “The decision was financially unjustifiable. I don’t know what got into them.

"No one can understand it. Everyone who loves Arsenal didn’t take the decision well. I’m part of them.

“They laid off 55 people, which could possibly be explained by a certain reorganisation, a desire for efficiency.

"The mascot cannot be justified by a desire to rebalance finances. It’s incomprehensible."

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