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Agbonlahor suspended as Aston Villa launch investigation

By Staff Reporter

Published 20/04/2016

Aston Villa's Gabriel Agbonlahor
Aston Villa's Gabriel Agbonlahor

Aston Villa have suspended striker Gabriel Agbonlahor pending an investigation into off-field matters.

The action comes following allegations concerning his conduct in a national newspaper.

Agbonlahor, 29, had been out of the immediate first-team picture having been placed on a fitness programme by caretaker manager Eric Black.

A statement read: "Aston Villa Football Club have today suspended Gabby Agbonlahor pending an internal investigation.

"This is following allegations concerning his conduct at the weekend. There will be no further comment from the club in relation to this matter until the investigation has been completed." This latest Agbonlahor incident comes just weeks after an investigation into his behaviour during a break in Dubai.

No action was taken over that matter but Black later decided the player's condition was not of the required level and ordered him to follow a personal fitness regime for two weeks.

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