Gabriel Agbonlahor appeared to be the next best prospect for the England national team to come out of the Aston Villa youth academy.
In his early years as a professional footballer, Agbonlahor primarily relied on the blistering pace in order to make an impact. This has substantially reduced in recent years due to injury problems and the player concentrating on strength rather than speed. The 29-year-old is now placed a perfect foil for Christian Benteke, but he has also proven to be an adequate replacement playing alone. Agbonlahor has featured in 14 league matches this season.
Manchester United spent more than 150 million Pounds during the transfer window, but, in spite of that, they failed to build a team that can at least save them from getting humiliated by the minnows.
While, the Red Devils are looking fantastic upfront, they are looking equally pathetic at the back end, giving easy striking opportunities to the opponent teams in every match. It’s resulting in big defeats.
Gary Neville, the former Manchester United player, believes that the team is just not tightened enough.
Former Aston Villa striker Brian Little has claimed that the club should consider keeping Gabriel Agbonlahor beyond his current contract. The 27-year-old came through the ranks at Aston Villa, but he is widely expected to leave the club next summer. He is out of contract in 12 months and the financial situation surrounding Villa is looking bleak. Hence, there is a possibility that he may not be offered a new deal and will be forced out of the club.
Aston Villa star Gabriel Agbonlahor has been linked with a move away from the club, but the club’s former striker Darius Vassell says that the former England international should consider staying at the club and become a legend. Agbonlahor came through the ranks at Aston Villa and has played for the club ever since. He made his debut in 2005 and he has made more than 250 appearances in the league for the club. At 27 years of age, he is the prime of his career, but the presence of players like Christian Benteke have led to the striker being starved of opportunities up front.
Aston Villa defender Ryan Bertrand has praised the impact of manager Paul Lambert at the club. Bertrand was brought to Villa Park on a season-long loan deal from Chelsea during the January transfer window.
Due to the presence of Ashley Cole and Caesar Azpilicueta, the England international found it difficult to get into the first-team regular basis. He has been a breath of fresh air at Villa Park, as he has been producing impressive performances since joining the club.
It’s still not certain whether Gabriel Agbonlahor would feature for Aston Villa in their next league game against Everton.
The 27 years old winger had injured his foot last month while making appearance against the Reds and had to miss the game against West Bromwich Albion due to that injury.
However, Paul Lambert, the person in charge at Villa, is optimistic about the return of the player.
A 2nd half penalty kick from Steven Gerrard rescued 1 point for Liverpool as they faced off against Aston Villa during their latest Premier League match. When the game concluded the goalkeeper of Aston Villa stated that even Luis Suarez himself was surprised when the referee awarded them with the set-piece.
"I was pretty confident in myself that I hadn't touched him so I said to him 'did I touch you?' He said 'I don't know.' That's the honest truth of it," he told reporters.
Aston Villa’s Gabriel Agbonlahor is confident that the dry run of goals that his teammate Benteke is experiencing will disappear soon.
Benteke made an impressive season last year when he netted 19 goals in 34 appearances for his club but now is struggling to maintain the momentum from last time having scored 4 goals in 11 matches so far.
After a few years in the wilderness without a lack of form, it seems that Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor is back to his best. He has been a key player for Aston Villa in the 4-3-3 formation employed by Paul Lambert since his arrival last summer.
He has formed a great partnership with Christian Benteke up front. This improved form could result in a call up for the England national team. Agbonlahor has made just three international appearances and his last came four years ago against Belarus.
Belgium international Christian Benteke scored a stunning hat-trick as Aston Villa trounced Crewe Alexandra 5-1 in a pre-season friendly.
Benteke, who recently put pen to paper on a new deal at the club after handing in a transfer request demanding a move to a bigger club, scored all his goals in the first half as Paul Lambert’s men overcame the challenge of the League One outfit with little difficulty.