Classy Ozil To The Rescue: Mesut Ozil offers to pay Mascot’s salary

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has stepped in to save the club’s giant Gunnersaurus from extinction after it was revealed the man behind the mascot had been released as part of cost-cutting measures.

The German took to Twitter on Tuesday, a day after it was announced that the Mascot had been laid off, to make his intentions of paying the Mascot’s salary known.

FA Cup winners Arsenal announced in August they were planning to cut 55 jobs due to the damaging effect of the coronavirus pandemic on the Club’s finances. The Premier League club said their main sources of income had all been hit, including broadcast revenue, matchday takings and commercial activity and Jerry Quy, who has played the role of the dinosaur mascot since 1993, was the latest to get hit with stadiums empty during the coronavirus crisis.

Ozil is the Club’s highest earner, on a reported £300,000 ($390,000) per week, despite his limited role on the field in recent seasons.

The German has not played a minute for the club since before the coronavirus lockdown in March, yet he has somehow continued to remain a classy human and the fans are absolutely loving him. 

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