The Frenchman has been out of the team all season.
Despite spending big in the summer on several new talents the club also lost some key members of their first-team squad.
Those players have not particularly shone, with perhaps the exception of left-back Jordon Amavi.
With that in mind it looks like that Villa might be on the brink of calling in a forgotten man from the cold.
N'Zogbia has not featured at all this season, despite some impressive form toward the end of last season. He is out of contract in the summer and it was assumed he had probably played his final game for Villa.
However he was pictured getting heavily involved in training with the Villa first-team today for the first time since pre-season.
It certainly looks like the Frenchman is set to receive what seemed an unlikely lifeline to save his Villa career.