Is this the Villa player most at fault for their goalscoring problems?

Aston Villa

Gabriel Agbonlahor has not hit the back of the net for Aston Villa since November.

Gabriel Agbonlahor's form for Aston Villa has become a source of concern, with his performances falling well short of the quality required to end their goalscoring woes.

Villa have netted just 12 times in 25 Premier League matches this season and Agbonlahor must shoulder some of the responsibility for this problem.

The 28-year-old went into the campaign as one of the side's major attacking hopes, but he has consistently flattered to deceive and his tally of three goals in 23 appearances rather encapsulates Villa's struggles.

The England international has not scored since November and he is not even looking close to finding the net, even after being moved to a more advanced role by Paul Lambert.

  TeamShotsShots on targetBig Chance MissedPen Area EntriesAppearancesMins Played
Gabriel Agbonlahor Aston Villa 14 3 2 10 11 877

Since the start of December, across 11 games, Agbonlahor has mustered up just 14 shots and only three of these efforts have been on target. During this time the rapid forward has also squandered two big chances and has only made it into the penalty area 10 times.

It is a simply appalling record and must be improved if Villa are to avoid the drop this campaign, which is looking increasingly unlikely. 

Agbonlahor's own poor form makes Christian Benteke's dropping even more baffling, and the fact that Lambert was happy to hand the armband to the forward rather suggests that he is satisfied to settle for mediocrity this season. 

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