Arsenal mascot Gunnersaurus has been drafted into the first-team squad after the North London outfit lost a host of players in the summer transfer window.
It is believed manager Arsene Wenger had ‘no other option’ than to call up the 7’3″ faux dinosaur to the Gunners’ squad after seeing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain leave for Liverpool.
Alexis Sanchez and Calum Chambers could also depart North London before the transfer window slams shut on Thursday evening.
It is thought Gunnersaurus can play anywhere in defence, though he reportedly harbours ambitions to play further up the pitch.
Club insider Lee Satchell says Gunnersaurus’ persistence and commitment to the club has earned the respect of Wenger in recent years.
He added: “Sure, he’s a bit different, but we’ve got literally nothing left.
“It might take a bit of adjustment, but after last week’s performance against Liverpool, why wouldn’t you play a dinosaur mascot with size 27 fake feet?
“It’s better than having Rob Holding and Nacho Monreal playing at centre-back, that’s for sure.”
Gunnersaurus is a familiar face to many Arsenal fans and is a constant fixture at home matches, as well as consoling the team during minute’s silences.
There has been no official word from the club, though with the international break in full-flow, expect to see Gunnersaurus named in the next Arsenal squad.
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