Villa Suspend Agbonlahor Over 'Laughing Gas Party' Allegations

19 April 2016, 17:25 | Updated: 19 April 2016, 17:34

Gabby Agbolahor

Aston Villa have suspended striker Gabriel Agbonlahor after he was pictured with canisters of the legal high nitrous oxide.

It's after picture emerged of him in a hotel room with 'laughing gas' canisters hours after the club were relegated from the Premier League at the weekend.

He didn't play in Saturday's decisive loss at Manchester United, after being placed on a specialist fitness programme.

The club say they're carrying out an internal investigation into his conduct.

A statement read: "Aston Villa Football Club have today suspended Gabby Agbonlahor pending an internal investigation.

"This is following allegations concerning his conduct at the weekend.

"There will be no further comment from the club in relation to this matter until the investigation has been completed.''

This latest Agbonlahor incident, which allegedly took place as Villa were relegated from the Barclays Premier League last weekend, comes just weeks after an investigation into his behaviour during a break in Dubai.

No action was taken over that matter but Black later decided the player's condition was not of the required level and ordered him to follow a personal fitness regime for two weeks.

The matter also brings more fresh turmoil on Villa following their relegation and the shock resignation of two board members on yesterday (Monday 18th).  On the field, the team have lost their last nine games and have been without a manager since parting company with Remi Garde last month.