Thursday, 15 March 2018 14:26

Aaron Ramsey to miss China Cup as Ryan Giggs names first Wales squad by Spencer Greenlaw

Aaron Ramsey to miss China Cup as Ryan Giggs names first Wales squad.

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey was a notable absentee as Ryan Giggs named his Wales squad for the China Cup on Thursday. Giggs, naming his first squad since his appointment in January, said Ramsey was to have a "small procedure" during the international break.

 

Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale is in the squad.Uncapped Brentford defender Chris Mepham is also included, while there are first call-ups for Swansea defender Connor Roberts, Preston midfielder Billy Bodin and Ipswich goalkeeper Michael Crowe.

 

Ramsey is expected to play for Arsenal in the second leg of their Europa League game with AC Milan on Thursday, but Giggs accepted the international break was "a good time for Aaron" to have the procedure. "It's a blow because he's a quality player but it's the best thing to do for the future and for Aaron," said Giggs.

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