Aston Villa release statement concerning Gabriel Agbonlahor investigation

28 Apr

Aston Villa have released a statement concerning the investigation into Gabriel Agbonlahor’s recent conduct, confirming that actions have now been taken against the striker.


The 29-year-old was banned from the club after he was pictured apparently partying immediately after their relegation from the Barclays Premier League earlier this month.

This was on top of a previous infraction which went unpunished, after the attacker was caught on camera while holiday in Dubai in March appearing to hold a shisha pipe.

The Midlands club, who are preparing for life in the Championship, have confirmed they have taken action against Agbonlahor, and that their longest-serving player will be available for selection from Monday.

The statement read: “Aston Villa Football Club can confirm the investigation concerning Gabby Agbonlahor’s conduct has reached a conclusion.

“The player has received a substantial fine and been reminded of his responsibilities as a professional footballer at Aston Villa.

“His suspension is now lifted and he will be available for selection from Monday. Gabby has also advised he wishes to relinquish the role of club captain.”

Agbonlahor has missed Villa’s last four Premier League games, and last month he was also put on a personal fitness plan by caretaker boss Eric Black after he said the striker was not in the condition to aid Villa’s failed survival bid.

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