Let’s face it, Gunnersaurus is the coolest mascot in the Premier League, if not football.

But there’s no denying that he’s a dinosaur and, try as you might, it’s hard to ignore the glaringly obvious disconnect between club and mascot.

So how did Arsenal end up with a green dinosaur as their mascot?

Simple – he won a competition!

Arsenal ran a competition during the 1993/94 season for junior Gunners to design a mascot for the club and the design by Peter Lovell, then 11, was chosen as the winner:

Gunnersaurus was officially unveiled in 1994 and since then has attended Peter’s wedding, undertaken the Ice bucket challenge, partied on countless open-top bus parades, and generally entertained millions of people.

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