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Aston Villa's controversial striker seems to be in the clear.

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Aston Villa's investigation into Gabby Agbonlahor has finished, and no further action will be taken against the Birmingham born frontman.

Last week, Agbonlahor was suspended whilst the club launched an investigation into his actions on a trip to Dubai over the international break, during which we was pictured smoking a shisha pipe.

Earlier this week, the club Tweeted the following statements, announcing the news that Gabby is effectively in the clear:

Suspended for Saturday's 4-0 loss against Chelsea, there's every possibility that Agbonlahor will be back in contention for this Saturday's game against Bournemouth, a game that can effectively extinguish Aston Villa's Premier League status.

By the letter of the law, Gabby has done nothing wrong, so the fact that he's avoided further punishment is probably the right call. That doesn't excuse his terrible attitude though, at least not in my book. Sure, the players are allowed to go away and relax during international breaks, I'm not begrudging them that, but it leaves a bit of a sour taste in my mouth, especially at the end of a season in which Gabby has, with all due respect, done fuck all to help Villa avoid this predicament.

I'm happy that Gabby has avoided punishment, but I definitely won't be happy to see his name on the teamsheet any time soon.

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