By Russell Edge

12th Nov, 2017 | 6:16pm

Midfielder major doubt for Tottenham's clash v Arsenal after official announcement

By Russell Edge

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is set to be a major doubt for Arsenal’s north London derby clash with Tottenham after pulling out of the Welsh international squad.

The Welsh Football Association confirmed via their official Twitter account that the 26-year-old had withdrawn from their squad to be replaced by Scunthorpe United’s Andrew Crofts, after playing the full 90 minutes in their friendly defeat to France on Saturday.

Ramsey has been a regular in Arsene Wenger’s squad this season, having appeared in all but one of their 11 league matches, netting three times and chipping in with four assists to help them reach sixth in the top flight table.

He is the second injury doubt that the French manager has had to deal with over the international break, with Olivier Giroud confirming that he suffered a muscle injury while on duty with France.

Ramsey, who will miss out on making his half century of international appearances against Panama in Cardiff on Tuesday, has a total of 309 outings for Arsenal since making his debut back in August 2008 after joining from Cardiff City, and has gone on to net 51 times and chip in with a further 49 assists for his team mates.

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Tottenham travel to the Emirates Stadium in third place, with the last clash between the two north London rivals at Arsenal finishing in a 1-1 draw, Harry Kane netting an equaliser after a Kevin Wimmer own goal.

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