Is Gunnersaurus' creator losing hope in Arsene Wenger's ability to take Arsenal back to the top?

The man who designed Arsenal's official mascot spoke to Team 33 about his creation over 20 years on

Arsenal, Gunnersaurus, Theo Walcott

Arsenal's Theo Walcott and Arsenal mascot Gunnersaurus. Picture by: Jonathan Brady / PA Archive/Press Association Images

Over 20 years ago, an 11-year-old drew a dinosaur which he dubbed Gunnersaurus Rex.

And to this day, that prehistoric creature remains Arsenal's official club mascot, Gunnersaurus.

Peter Lovell was the young fan who drew and sent in the picture which would morph into an 8-foot tall creation inhabited by the same person after all these years and on this week's Team 33 Pete was kind enough to chat to us about the birth and life of Gunnersaurus - including the time the mascot turned up at his wedding.

Arsenal mascot Gunnersaurus Rex hands the ball back to goalkeeper David Seaman during the pre-match warm up. Picture by: Tony Marshall / EMPICS Sport

But he also gave his take on Arsene Wenger, an Arsenal manager he has loved like 99.99% of the fanbase. However, like many others he feels that "unfortunately it is looking like it is time for a change" as the Gunners struggle to become at truly Premier League and Champions League title-challenging team again. 

You can listen to the full interview with Pete on the podcast player or also on iTunes: