Gabriel Agbonlahor has been part of the fabric at Aston Villa since 2005, but it does not appear that he has the full backing of the supporters.
The 30-year-old has featured in four Championship games this season, two were starts and the others were substitute appearances.
He has scored one goal and produced one assist, but has not been seen since Villa’s goalless draw with Brentford due to injury.
On Friday, the club confirmed via Twitter that Agbonlahor has returned to training but will not be fit enough to play in this weekend’s match against Nottingham Forest at Villa Park.
— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) September 22, 2017
The majority of the time, football fans are disappointed when a player is unavailable for selection, but in this case, Villa supporters are either unfazed or pleased.
— Alex Giles (@alexgiles86) September 22, 2017
So what your trying to say is, it's a good weekend to put the villa into the accumulator?😂
— joe caffrey (@j_cyall) September 22, 2017
Not like Gabby to be injured, surely this is fake news? 😉 pic.twitter.com/R7EeaVR4fp
— Vital Villa (@VitalVilla) September 22, 2017
Great news. Has been a Cancer eating away @AVFCOfficial for years. Should never play for us again
— John Joyce (@villa_pogue) September 22, 2017
That's a relief!
— Drummond Murdoch (@drummondmurdoch) September 22, 2017
Is there any bad news ?
— Terry Spencer (@TerrySpencer1) September 22, 2017
— Richard Alexander 🦁 (@Richard64877722) September 22, 2017
RE: Agbonlahor pic.twitter.com/V22bIGdDYx
— Dec (@KingsyAVFC) September 22, 2017
— Fletch (@itsf73tch) September 22, 2017
It's no coincidence that since he's been away from the side we have lost 1 in 7! And that was the cup game with 11 changes! Stay away please
— Dean Allen (@dean_allenavfc) September 22, 2017
Steve Bruce’s side had a tough start to the season when they suffered back-to-back defeats following an opening 1-1 draw with Hull City.
The team recovered with a 4-2 triumph over Norwich City, and since then have drawn three league matches and won another, putting them 13th in the Championship table.