Aaron Ramsey returns to Arsenal for treatment on thigh injury
Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey has returned from international duty with Wales due to a niggling thigh injury.
Ramsey, 28, played no part as Wales defeated Trinidad and Tobago 1-0 in Wrexham on Wednesday night after picking up the knock but Ryan Giggs was initially confident the midfielder would return in time to face Slovakia this weekend.
However, the Arsenal mans attempts to train proved unsuccessful and he has been ruled out of Sundays Euro 2020 qualifying match following the setback.
Arsenal boss Unai Emery will be hoping that Ramsey returns to full fitness for the sides Premier League clash with Newcastle after the international break.
Wales manager Giggs confirmed that Ramsey had been sent back to north London for further treatment on his thigh.
Aarons gone back to Arsenal. He wont be available tomorrow, said Giggs.
His injury didnt clear up in time so its obviously a blow. Especially with the form that hes been on and with the quality that hes got. Hes not made it but that gives someone else a chance.
He gave it a try yesterday and it just wasnt settling down as quickly as we thought but it was just too short a turnaround really.
We made sure that we had a plan B and weve been working on that during the week. We had two options.
Of course youre going to miss someone like Aaron but we prepared for if he didnt make it as well.