Arsenal Mascot Gunnersaurus Finally Returns To The Emirates Stadium
Arsenal mascot Gunnersaurus looks to have finally returned to work after being made redundant last month.
Jerry Quy, who has played the iconic dinosaur for 27 years,had been made redundant due to fans not being allowed in stadiums during the coronavirus pandemic.
But massive backlash from fans and ex-players alike look to have forced the Premier League outfit to rethink their decision.
And fans look to have got their wish as Tuesday saw Gunnersaurus tweet: "Back at Emirates Stadium today," with a thumbs up emoji.
Back at Emirates Stadium today :thumbsup: pic.twitter.com/NF7FcNWYhI
- Gunnersaurus (@Gunnersaurus) November 10, 2020
Fans have reacted to the news and after a turbulent year, it's nice to get a bit of news everyone can enjoy.
God bless the English people pic.twitter.com/zMk1N8FKKD
- Chief Negotiator Gunnersaurus (@GunnersaurusAF) November 10, 2020
Gunnersaurus, Vaccine, Biden.
2020 is coming back from 3-0 down. https://t.co/hZUCCcXHJp
- Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) November 10, 2020
Gunnersaurus is back!
Had more good news this past few days than the whole of 2020 combined. pic.twitter.com/bV403fn1Rr
- Paddy Power (@paddypower) November 10, 2020
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First Biden, then a Covid vaccine and now Gunnersaurus returns to Arsenal,what a time to be alive.#Arsenal pic.twitter.com/QI5T1NXRVV
- Danny Darcy/Galway (@dannydarcy72) November 10, 2020
Is this the third good thing? Trump losing, a potential vaccine, and now Gunnersaurus returning?
Don't get me wrong. I'm happy for him/her/it, but it just feels like a waste of a third wish imo https://t.co/zJOxikvDLu
- Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) November 10, 2020
Current Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil offered to pay Quy's wages when the news was announced, but it's unknown what part his messaged play in the return.
The 32-year-old took to Twitter and stated: "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."
Ozil then signed off with "#JusticeForGunnersaurus #YaGunnersYa."
Arsenal stressed he would be making a return once fans were allowed back in the Emirates.
But with no fans set to be allowed in until 2021, it looks like he's been brought back from extinction a little bit earlier.
Featured Image Credit: PA Images
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