Aaron Ramsey to return to Arsenal on Sunday as Cardiff City loan extension offer with 24-hour 'call back' is rejected

Wales international will play final Championship game on Saturday
EXCLUSIVE
By Wayne Veysey | Chief Correspondent

Aaron Ramsey will return to Arsenal on Sunday after they today rejected Cardiff City's request to extend his loan until the end of the season, Goal.com UK can reveal.

The Championship club had offered Arsenal a 24-hour 'call back' option, allowing them to recall Ramsey at any time.

But Arsene Wenger has rejected the offer after mulling it over this week, as he wants Ramsey back in the fold as Arsenal fight on four trophy fronts.

The midfielder will play the sixth and final game of his loan spell at Hull City tomorrow, and will return to Arsenal ahead of Wednesday's FA Cup replay against Leyton Orient.

It is expected that Ramsey will be a spectator for Sunday's Carling Cup final between Arsenal and Birmingham along with the other players not in the match-day squad, including injured duo Cesc Fabregas and Theo Walcott.

Ramsey has impressed during his month-long spell in south Wales as he gradually builds up his fitness folowing a career-threatening leg injury that kept him on the sidelines for 11 months.

However, there are doubts at Cardiff as to whether he is yet at the level where he can play a significant role at Arsenal over the final months of the season.

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