ARSENAL outcast Mesut Ozil has offered to pay Gunnersaurus' wages for as long as he remains at the club.
The £350,000-a-week star made the gesture after the popular club mascot was yesterday made redundant, as the club continues to cut costs in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Ozil is now in the final year of his Arsenal contract, but has been exiled from first-team action.
But the 31-year-old has now found one little way to help out.
He tweeted: "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.
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"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. #JusticeForGunnersaurus#M1Ö#YaGunnersYa".
An official Arsenal spokesperson, however, has responded by insisting that Gunnersaurus' removal is only a temporary measure.
They said, as reported by James Olley: "Gunnersaurus is not extinct and will return to action when fans are allowed back at matches.”
Fans were up in arms when news broke of Gunnersaurus' departure yesterday, while even Chelsea offered their condolences to the big furry green man.
He's not short of suitors, however, with Sevilla cheekily offering to sign him up on Twitter.
Ozil hasn't been the only Gunner to express his desire for Arsenal's loveable mascot to stay on, with club legend Ian Wright yesterday tweeting: "Terrible news 😞 Love you Jerry ❤️@Gunnersaurus".
And famous fan Piers Morgan responded to Ozil's gesture: "BREAKING: Ozil finally puts a shift in."
Ozil, who turns 32 next week, has not featured at all for the Gunners since March, and hasn't even made the substitutes' bench since Mikel Arteta's side beat Southampton on June 25.
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