Wales' Giggs steps back from international side following arrest for alleged assault

The Wales Football Association has confirmed that Ryan Giggs will not be involved in the squad's upcoming international camp after he was arrested by police on Sunday following a disturbance at his home involving a woman.

While Giggs has denied all allegations of assault, the Wales FA said in a statement that it was "mutually agreed" he wouldn't be involved as the squad prepares for its international games, which includes a clash against the USMNT on Nov. 12.

"The Football Association of Wales and Ryan Giggs have mutually agreed that he will not be involved in the upcoming international camp," the statement said.

"Our agreed immediate priority is preparing the team for the upcoming international matches. Robert Page, with Ryan's support, will take charge for the next three matches against the USA, Republic of Ireland and Finland supported by Albert Stuivenberg."

Former Manchester United winger Giggs, 46, was due to announce his Wales squad on Tuesday ahead of the international break but the appearance was cancelled following allegations of a disturbance at his home.

"Mr Giggs denies all allegations of assault made against him," Giggs' representatives told ESPN. "He is cooperating with the police and will continue to assist them with their ongoing investigations."

Giggs has been released on bail while enquiries are ongoing.

"Police were called at 10.05 p.m. GMT (6.45 p.m. ET) on Nov. 1, 2020 to reports of a disturbance at an address in Worsley," a spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said.

"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. He has since been bailed pending further enquiries. Enquiries are ongoing."

The squad for the international break will be announced on Thursday, the Wales FA confirmed.