Ozil offers salary to Gunnersaurus

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Arsenal's highest-paid player Mesut Ozil has offered to pay the salary of the club mascot Gunnersaurus after his position was made redundant.

Despite forking out a €50-million on Thomas Partey on transfer deadline day, the Premier League side have implemented several cost-cutting measures and the famed mascot was subsequently laid off.

After 27 years of service to the London based outfit, the decision sparked widespread outrage as Jerry Quy was informed his services were no longer needed with no supporters currently able to attend fixtures at the Emirates.

The 'Gunnersaurus' who arrived at the club three years before the Arsene Wenger era was one of 55 redundancies issued by the club and Ozil has seemingly been touched by the latest announcement.

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"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," the Arsenal midfielder wrote on Twitter.

"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."

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