Ryan Giggs to miss next three Wales matches following arrest for alleged assault on girlfriend

Wales manager Ryan Giggs will sit out the upcoming fixtures after mutually agreeing on a decision to cut his involvement with the Football Association of Wales (FAW).

FAW released a statement, as per BBC Sport Wales on Twitter. It reads: “The Football Association of Wales and Ryan Giggs has mutually agreed that he will not be involved in the upcoming international camp.”

Robert Page will take charge for Wales’ next three matches and we can’t help but wonder what this means for the former United midfielder’s managerial career.

Wales had scheduled to announce their international squad today but a decision has been made to postpone the announcement until Thursday 5th November.

The reason for this, as reported by The Sun, stems from Giggs being questioned on suspicion of assaulting a woman — believed to be his girlfriend Kate Graville, who works in PR. Police were called to his home on Sunday night.

In a statement provided to The Sun, Greater Manchester Police said: “Police were called at 10.05pm on Sunday to reports of a disturbance. A woman in her 30s sustained minor injuries but did not require any treatment.

“A 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of section 47 assault and section 39 common assault.”

Police added the arrested man was later released on bail, although an investigation is ongoing.

Wales were due to announce their squad on Tuesday for their friendly against the USA and Nations League fixtures with the Republic of Ireland and Finland, but they cancelled their press conference.

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