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.