The best jokes as Gunnersaurus is sacked by Arsenal

Club release mascot on transfer deadline day.

There were tweets and jokes as Gunnersaurus was sacked by Arsenal on transfer deadline day
(Image: Ronnie Macdonald)

Arsenal’s beloved dinosaur mascot Gunnersaurus has been sacked by the club in an apparent cost-cutting measure during the coronavirus crisis.

According to a GoFundMe page set up by adoring fans, the part of Gunnersaurus, who existed for 27 years, was played by Jerry Quy since 1993.

On how much a week sorry? pic.twitter.com/oBSrn96IUS

— James. (@afcjxmes) October 5, 2020

He was deemed surplus to requirements because of the ongoing ban on supporters entering stadiums for Premier League matches due to the current pandemic.

These were the best tweets and jokes after Gunnersaurus was dismissed by Arsenal on transfer deadline day:

Soccer Saturday 🤝 Arsenal
Getting rid of popular dinosaurs

— Tom Victor (@tomvictor) October 5, 2020


— The Spirit of Ratio (@peter_pindar) October 5, 2020

releasing gunnersaurus without lining up a replacement is truly atrocious business from edu, once again

— Stan (@tristandross) October 5, 2020

genie, you're free pic.twitter.com/geXjDHoTXx

— Stan (@tristandross) October 5, 2020

"And I've got a message to the board: You've let the fans down." pic.twitter.com/cahwomD0B5

— Kristian (@vonstrenginho) October 5, 2020

Get Gunnersaurus to start an OnlyFans.

— Jonny Sharples (@JonnyGabriel) October 5, 2020

United have made a £80m bid for Gunnersaurus with wages in excess of £350,000 a week.
"He epitomises the United way and our tactical DNA," Solskjaer insists.

— Stephen Tudor (@SteTudor123) October 5, 2020

I’ve been looking at some cheaper long term alternatives to replace Gunnersaurus. Which dinosaur would you offer a 5 year deal? pic.twitter.com/C2LSpmBRnG

— Niall Moran 🎗 (@niallmoran_) October 5, 2020

Gunnersaurus out, Thomas Partey in 🤝

Good business from Arsenal? 😂#DeadlineDay pic.twitter.com/Yg2vrDldh7

— Goal (@goal) October 5, 2020

Arsenal Fans, remember the price you had to pay for Partey. #DeadlineDay pic.twitter.com/FNPLzK4O1b

— FDS 🤷 (@_ffddss) October 5, 2020

Terrible year for all of Holloway's redundant dinosaurs. pic.twitter.com/Z27Sn9qvKP

— Jason Sinclair (@jlsinc) October 5, 2020

Özil still earning 350K per week while Gunnersaurus loses his job. Arsenal are worried about the wrong dinosaur

— ⚡️🇧🇼 (@Priceless_Silva) October 5, 2020

When Arsenal sign Thomas Partey but had to sacrifice Gunnersaurus to fund the transfer pic.twitter.com/XSdbJ6iM4D

— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) October 5, 2020

Never forget Gunnersaurus has held more trophies than Harry Kane. pic.twitter.com/iXzZfdzsic

— P™ (@SemperFiArsenal) October 5, 2020

No way Arsenal sacked Gunnersaurus to get Partey? We need to tell Fred the Red to fuck off and use his salary to get a new CB

— Pøgba Senior (@TheSaItIsHere) October 5, 2020

Poor Gunnersaurus. Survived 60 million years of extinction but couldn't survive Aubameyang's new contract extension. https://t.co/AZTVlIeGEb

— leWis 🇪🇹🇬🇧 (@CarefreeLewisG) October 5, 2020

My partner 3 minutes ago: what is gunnersaurus

My partner now: why hasnt starmer spoken out about gunnersaurus

— julia blunck (@juliablunck1) October 5, 2020

Arsenal getting rid of Gunnersaurus to fund the Partey move pic.twitter.com/z8pvWfG5AF

— ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) October 5, 2020

justice for Gunnersaurus pic.twitter.com/W97mrQCF4o

— 🎃Silver-spring🎃 (@Silvers_spring) October 5, 2020

Not going to lie, I'm getting desperate. Can Gunnersaurus play right wing?

— PG 🇾🇪 (@UtdPJG) October 5, 2020

Where's the Gunnersaurus money? pic.twitter.com/iHwkOALOdI

— Something Stu (@Daily_Stus) October 5, 2020

Gunnersaurus is currently having a fitness test in West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre; if he passes, we will begin to discuss personal terms with a view to a 7 month contract. pic.twitter.com/pxIkf7sYVY

— West Norwood FC (@WestNorwoodFC) October 5, 2020

I stand with gunnersaurus pic.twitter.com/VTNQGGUUuO

— Phil Hickle (@CityGooner) October 5, 2020

Gunnersaurus Died So Thomas Partey could live 🦕

— Men in Blazers (@MenInBlazers) October 5, 2020

You may feel. #gunnersaurus pic.twitter.com/UBoX6w64AS

— conorsseur_harding (@conorsseur2) October 5, 2020

He doesn’t deserve this #gunnersaurus #DeadlineDay pic.twitter.com/8WVzfOIO7x

— Joseph Ouldridge (@JosephOuldridge) October 5, 2020

A message from one out of work mascot to another…#gunnersaurus pic.twitter.com/36AFp6xVCd

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) October 5, 2020

mentally I'm here pic.twitter.com/EFhE9CPeqt

— Esther Webber (@estwebber) October 5, 2020

And this is how you treat your team mascot 👀🤜🏾😂 pic.twitter.com/CuvR9L3djL

— Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) October 5, 2020

Sending hugs, @Gunnersaurus. 👊 pic.twitter.com/nMEt2x1WNg

— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) October 5, 2020