Date Published: Tuesday 6 October October 1:18
Once the coronavirus epidemic allows supporters to return inside the Emirates Stadium, Arsenal mascot Gunnersours will continue in his match day and community role.
Contrary to a number of reports, the PA News Agency understands that Dinosaur Muscott will still entertain fans after his return – although it is currently unclear who will be under the costume.
Jerry Quay has played the role of Gunnersource for the last 27 years but has been thwarted as part of a job-cutting scheme implemented by Arsenal over the summer.
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The club announced in August Gust that they plan to make 55 roles futile due to the financial constraints of the Covid-19 outbreak, while Quay lost his job as a supporter liaison for the away match.
“Our goal is to protect our people’s jobs and base wages as long as possible. “Unfortunately, we are now at a stage where we are proposing 55 redundancies,” the club said in a statement issued in August.
With games being played behind closed doors since the project restarted in mid-June, many supporters are believed to have returned to Premier League games last week.
Arsenal were thinking of welcoming the selection number back 2-1 win over Sheffield United on Sunday – But the change in government guidelines means that the return of supporters is delayed indefinitely.
So Arsenal do not need Gunnasours in the home games, nor does Quinn’s role in the trip at the moment.
Discussions have not yet come to a conclusion as to whether he will continue to don in the advancing gunnersours costume.
But Gunnarsoras’ boats will survive, even if a new employee takes on the role of Quay.
A GoFundMe page was set up by George Allen on Monday and has raised about 9 9,000 – a statement on the page reads: “Gunnersours has been the Arsenal club’s mascot for 27 years. It’s a club icon and we can’t get rid of it. “
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