Grounding Loop Question

Hello all,

I’m creating a simple custom shield for a project and I have a question with grounding my shield. I am using an Arduino Pro and I have a trace that connects from D14 (Ground next to Areff) to A7 (Ground next to Batt). I am assuming that these are the same ground and I should get rid of the connection because it will make a ground loop in my shield. Attached is a picture of the shield design.

Thank you,
Matt

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