Paul Merson advises Aston Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor

Gabriel Agbonlahor

The striker has been widely criticised by the club's fanbase in recent weeks.

Paul Merson has told Sky Sports that he would advise Gabby Agbonlahor to stay at home from now on as going out may not be safe for him.

The striker has incurred the wrath of the Villa faithful in recent weeks, after pictures emerged of him partying after the loss to Manchester United, a result that confirmed their relegation to the Championship.

It is not the first time he has done such at thing this season, after pictures of him smoking a shisha pipe in Dubai led to an investigation by the club earlier in the campaign.

Many of the club’s fans are calling for him to be sacked for his behaviour, and Merson says his advice would be to avoid partying for some time.

"In this day and age you've got to have a bit of respect," he told Sky Sports.

"I'd be sitting down with him now and strongly advising him not to go out in Birmingham for a long time because it will be dangerous for him.”

"Villa fans pay a lot of money and they are very passionate. I think he would be in danger, if I'm being honest.”

It will certainly be interesting to see how much longer Gabby Agbonlahor has left at Villa Park following this latest incident.

The fans are not impressed by his actions in any way shape or form and it has not helped that his and the teams’ performances on the pitch have been dire also.

Indeed, it seems the club are keen to cut ties with reports this week suggesting his sale is one of their utmost priorities this summer.

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