Daily Mail forced to backtrack over Aaron Ramsey surgery claim

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Ramsey celebrates Arsenal's FA Cup win
Ramsey celebrates Arsenal's FA Cup win.

The Daily Mail has been forced to beat a hasty retreat after it claimed that Aaron Ramsey was set to undergo surgery this summer - something that the Arsenal midfielder has subsequently denied.

Ramsey enjoyed a brilliant start to the 2013/14 season and scored nine goals in his first 11 games for club and country.

By November he'd already scored eight goals for the Gunners - the same number he'd managed in his first five seasons with the club.

However a thigh injury stopped the Welshman in his tracks, and he didn't play his first game of 2014 until April. He returned to form in time to score the winning goal in Arsenal's FA Cup victory over Hull earlier this month however.

A story published on the Daily Mail's website this morning under the headline "EXCLUSIVE-Aaron Ramsey set summer surgery thigh problem FA Cup hero faces uncertainty injury" claimed that the 23-year-old was facing surgery on the same thigh problem that blighted his season - which could have kept him out for the start of the 2014/15 Premier League campaign.

However Ramsey has taken to Twitter to deny the claim, writing: "Please ignore any stories about me needing surgery. They are completely false. I'm enjoying my summer and already can't wait for pre-season."

Since the Arsenal man's tweet, the Daily Mail have since removed the story from their website.

Tom Bellwood, the Mail's sports news editor and the author behind the story, later tweeted: "The story said he's seeing a specialist about his groin. Surgery an option. Relax."

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