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The best jokes as Gunnersaurus is sacked by Arsenal

Club release mascot on transfer deadline day.

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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:

https://twitter.com/tomvictor/status/1313038230615478272

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— 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 ยฃ80m bid for Gunnersaurus with wages in excess of ยฃ350,000 a week.
"He epitomises the United way and our tactical DNA," Solskjaer insists.

— Stephen Tudor (@SteTudor123) October 5, 2020

https://twitter.com/niallmoran_/status/1313033762045931520

Gunnersaurus out, Thomas Partey in ๐Ÿค

Good business from Arsenal? ๐Ÿ˜‚#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

— . (@_ffddss) October 5, 2020

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

— Jason Sinclair (@jlsinc) October 5, 2020

https://twitter.com/Priceless_Silva/status/1313135369177702400

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

— Pโ„ข (@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

— Pรธgba 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

— Fabrizio Romano (@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?

— ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ช (@EIFenomeno) 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 ๐Ÿฆ•

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

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

— conorsseur_harding (@conorsseur2) October 5, 2020

He doesnโ€™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 ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜‚ pic.twitter.com/CuvR9L3djL

— Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) October 5, 2020

Sending hugs, @Gunnersaurus. ๐Ÿ‘Š pic.twitter.com/nMEt2x1WNg

— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) October 5, 2020