Arsenal's mascot became the hottest topic after the transfer window was closed. The five major league transfer windows are officially closed. The Premier League is the one that will "burn money" the most. However, the Arsenal clubs in the league have been embarrassed.
On October 6, Beijing time, China News Network quoted foreign media reports that as part of the club’s cost-cutting measures, Arsenal’s mascot, Gunnersaurus, was waived.
The actor of the Arsenal Gunners Dragon is an Arsenal diehard. Jerry Quay has always been a very popular figure at the Emirates Stadium. Since watching the Arsenal game for the first time in 1963, Quay has been a loyal fan of the Gunners and he was also a member of the Arsenal Junior Team. In addition, Quay had missed his brother's wedding in order to participate in a home game. When Arsenal launched the mascot Rex in 1993, this green dinosaur wearing a red hat has been played by Jerry Quay for 27 years.
阿森纳枪手龙的演员是阿森纳顽固派。杰里·奎伊（Jerry Quay）一直是酋长球场的热门人物。自从1963年首次观看阿森纳比赛以来，奎伊一直是枪手的忠实拥护者，并且还是阿森纳青年队的成员。此外，奎伊还错过了他哥哥的婚礼，以便参加主场比赛。当阿森纳（Arsenal）在1993年推出吉祥物雷克斯（Rex）时，戴瑞（Jerry Quay）戴这种红色帽子的绿色恐龙已经玩了27年。
However, due to the epidemic, there are currently no fans in the stadium, so his salary is considered an unnecessary expense. According to foreign media reports, Quay is actually playing Rex part-time, earning £25,000 a year from this job. But after the news came out, it caused a lot of doubts. As one of the veteran Premier League giants, are Arsenal really short of money to such a point? Arsenal fans even started raising funds spontaneously in an attempt to save the desperate dragon.
In fact, this year's new crown pneumonia epidemic has put many clubs in financial distress. In April this year, Arsenal announced a 12.5% pay cut for the first team players and coaching staff. And cutting off mascot actors is also one of the measures to save money.
Chelsea stood up and complained for the gunner. Arsenal's seemingly unhuman approach, other football clubs also disagree. Chelsea, also a Premier League team, posted photos of Chelsea's two mascots and the Gunner Dragon on social media and wrote: Give you a hug.
The La Liga Sevilla club used the social network to "skin" at the last moment when the transfer window was closed, and they announced the signing of the Arsenal club's mascot.
Seville also "skinned". Seville’s official Twitter posted a photo of "Gunnerer Dragon" wearing a Seville jersey and wrote: "This is the moment when a dream comes true. Welcome to join! @Gunnersaurus"
Due to the impact of the epidemic, 2020 can be regarded as a catastrophic year for the world sports arena, and life in the club is indeed not easy. But therefore, how much impact will the removal of the mascot who has played for the club for nearly 30 years have on the feelings of fans and the team’s culture? Perhaps Arsenal should think about this issue.