Gunnersaurus is again! Though maybe not as you recognize him.
Certainly, the beloved dinosaur has shared an image of himself returning to the Emirates for the primary time since March, however Jerry Quy, who performed the favored determine for 27 years, was not beneath the go well with.
Arsenal sparked public outrage on Switch Deadline Day again in October by making the person who performs Gunnersaurus redundant – and the story shortly grew to become one thing a lot greater.
Gunners outcast Mesut Ozil, supplied to pay Quy’s complete wage in order that Gunnersaurus may stay on, and the transfer shortly grew to become a PR catastrophe for Arsenal.
However they at all times insisted Gunnersaurus wouldn’t be gone ceaselessly, and the mascot introduced his return to the Emirates by way of Twitter on Tuesday night time.
Whereas Quy was a part of 55 redundancies made as a part of cost-cutting measures as a result of coronavirus disaster, it’s understood he has been supplied the possibility to be on a brand new roster of people that will rotate the position of Gunnersaurus.
An Arsenal spokesperson stated: “As we’ve at all times stated Gunnersaurus is a crucial a part of Arsenal and a well-liked determine for our followers all over the world.
“Gunner by no means went away however as a result of virus restrictions there have been restricted alternatives for him to seem in public.”
Ozil responded to the information, quoting Gunnersaurus’ tweet with the message: “Comfortable to see you again the place you belong.”
Nonetheless, it’s understood the return of Gunnersaurus has nothing to do with Ozil’s supply.