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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has confirmed Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale will be out of action for the next few weeks with a muscle injury.

“Aaron Ramsdale has got an injury, he had an injury in his oblique muscle and he will be out for a few weeks,” Arteta said ahead of his side’s 1-0 Premier League win at Aston Villa.

Aaron Ramsdale, 23, sustained a hip injury during the opening half of Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat by Liverpool on Wednesday.

Ramsdale managed to complete the full ninety minutes at the Emirates Stadium, but was unable to take his place in goal at Villa Park on Saturday.

As a result, Ramsdale is now poised to miss out England’s upcoming friendlies against Switzerland on March 26 and Ivory Coast on March 29 respectively.

Aaron Ramsdale has been forced to withdraw from England’s squad. (Getty Images)

Ramsdale was included in Southgate’s 25-man squad along with Everton’s Jordan Pickford and Burnley’s Nick Pope.

England play Switzerland on March 26 before a friendly against Ivory Coast on March 29.