Stuart Taylor has signed a four-year deal with Aston Villa after passing a medical at the Premiership club.

The former England Under-21 goalkeeper won a Premiership winner's medal with Arsenal in 2002 after injuries to David Seaman and Richard Wright gave him his chance in the first team. But Taylor has endured injury problems of his own, notably a persistent shoulder problem which sidelined him for the majority of the 2003/04 campaign.

Taylor recovered to enjoy a productive spell on loan at Leicester City last season but the presence of Jens Lehmann and Manuel Almunia has restricted his chances at Highbury.

The 24-year-old came through the ranks at the Lilleshall National Football Academy and joined Arsenal as a trainee in the summer of 1997.

Everyone at Arsenal Football Club wishes Stuart the best of luck for the future

 

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