Aston Villa fans react on Twitter to Gabby Agbonlahor's axing

Gabriel Agbonlahor

The 29-year-old striker has been dropped from the squad ahead of Saturday's visit of Chelsea while the club carries out an internal investigation into his conduct.

It’s fair to say that Gabby Agbonlahor is not terribly popular with Aston Villa fans at the moment.

Villa announced on Friday morning that the long-serving striker would not play any part in tomorrow’s home clash with Chelsea after being dropped from the squad pending an internal investigation into his recent behaviour.

The 29-year-old was pictured partying and seemingly smoking a shisha pipe while holidaying in Dubai over the international break [h/t Daily Mail], leading to more unwanted headlines for the Premier League’s bottom club.

The incident comes amid a dismal campaign for the homegrown front man, who has made just 15 league appearances after suffering from a rash of injuries and missing a 10-game stretch following a “disagreement” with former manager Remi Garde.

He has only scored once in the process, netting in February’s 2-0 home win over Norwich City to end an 11-month goal drought, and it has now been six seasons since he last hit double figures in the top-flight.

The claret and blue faithful seem to have had enough of his lack of production and questionable commitment at his point, with Twitter awash with fans applauding the decision to axe the former England international.

Register for ASTON VILLA team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch