Aston Villa has confirmed that no further action will be taken against striker Gabriel Agbonlahor following an investigation into his conduct on a recent trip to Dubai.
Agbonlahor missed Saturday’s 4-0 defeat by Chelsea after he was pictured smoking a shisha pipe while on holiday in Dubai.
However, Villa has revealed that the Birmingham-born forward will not face any further punishment after concluding their internal investigation.
Agbonlahor could make Villa’s team against Bournemouth at Villa Park this Saturday.
Eric Black, Villa caretaker manager took the decision to omit Agbonlahor from the squad for the match against Chelsea after photographs were published by the British media showing him smoking the shisha pipe.
At his pre-match press conference, Black said, ‘Unfortunately, it’s part and parcel of modern day football.
‘It’s not specific to Aston Villa and we will deal with it in the right manner. I’m focused on our next challenge, which is Chelsea.
‘We have an on-going investigation which will run its course and I spoke at length last night to David Bernstein (recently appointed club director). So I took the decision to remove him from the squad for Saturday.’
Agbonlahor has featured 18 appearances this season scoring only once, with Villa seemingly destined for the Sky Bet Championship.